About climate change
Climate change is generally recognised as one of the biggest issues facing the planet and humankind today.
Activities like burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas), cutting down forests and intensifying animal agriculture are releasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into our atmosphere. These GHG emissions act like a blanket and trap heat from the sun in our atmosphere, often referred to as the ‘greenhouse effect’, which warms our planet.
To avoid the irreversible impacts of climate change we need to keep that warming under 1.5°C and cut GHG emissions by 50% by 2030. In reality, scientists say that without coordinated global action we are heading towards a 3°C increase.