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Climate change is the long-term change in temperatures and weather patterns.
Climate change can occur through natural circumstances. The earth’s climate changes naturally, in line with natural changes such as the sun’s energy, or volcanic eruptions. However, human activities are responsible for unprecedented and catastrophic changes in our climate over the past century.
The burning of fossil fuels generates greenhouse gases, which is a primary contributor to climate change and global warming. Greenhouses gases include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. While these gases are naturally occurring in our atmosphere, the levels are at their highest levels in 2 million years, causing the earth’s surface temperature to dramatically rise.
The consequences of climate change are vast, including droughts, fires, rising sea levels, flooding, melting ice, and severe storms – all these changes subsequently impact biodiversity.
A UN report released in 2018 advised that we must limit the rise of global temperature to 1.5°C to maintain a livable climate and avoid dire impacts. However, based on current climate plans across the globe, predictions forecast the temperature rising by over 2.5°C by 2100.
Climate change and global warming are the most immediate risks for our planet.
At Hive, we’re doing what we can to prevent the damage of climate change through our renewable energy projects and investment in sustainable solutions. We are working on increasing the availability of green energy around the world in order to mitigate the damage of global warming. Our circular economy investments also support our sustainable vision. We only work with companies who share our values and contribute to our mission to create a cleaner future. Here’s how:
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN in 2015, sets out guidelines for peace and prosperity to benefit the planet and people, now and for the future.
The Sustainable Development Goals are comprised of 17 urgent steps for countries to follow in order to save our planet. The goals symbolise a global partnership with a shared mission, to improve the state of our world, for our people.
The Sustainable Development Goals cover everything from ending poverty, supplying education, reducing inequality, and aiding economic growth, all underpinned by our plight against global warming and preservation of our oceans and land.
At Hive we are proud to meet 8 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.