We are at a pivotal time in our planet’s history, where:
- The planet is on a trajectory of 4.1 °C – 4.8 °C of warming by 2100 above pre-industrial levels as reported by Climate Action Tracker;
- Deforestation is occurring at alarming rates, with and area larger than the size of South Africa being lost from 1990 to 2016 according to The World Bank; and
- One million species are at risk of extinction and plastic and other waste products are polluting our oceans leading to over 400 ‘dead zones’ totalling an area the size of the United Kingdom according to the United Nations.
There is however hope that with strong action from governments, organisations and individuals all around the world, we can limit global warming to 1.5 °C by 2100 above pre-industrial levels, avoid the catastrophic impacts of a warmer climate, reduce our production of waste and improve biodiversity.
At Acacia Sustainability, we assist Australia and neighbouring nations in meeting their sustainable development goals.
Our latest project, The Green Wall aims to empower everyday consumers with information about products and services available today that can reduce consumers impact on the environment. We hope that this will help in the shift to a low carbon economy and increased the demand for sustainable products and services.