Australian bushfires burnt an estimated 18.6 million hectares (46 million acres; 186,000 square kilometres; 72,000 square miles), destroyed over 5,900 buildings (including 2,779 homes) and killed at least 34 people. An estimated one billion animals have been killed and some endangered species may be driven to extinction.
Amazon rainforest fires led to international concern about their fate, with the Amazon being the world's largest terrestrial carbon dioxide sink, playing a significant role in mitigating global warming.
NASA's AIRS published maps of increased carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide resulting from Amazon's wildfires. On the same day, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service reported a "discernible spike" in emissions of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide generated by the fires.
At the “SDGs Explained for Business” conference in September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all — laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define the world we want — applying to all nations and leaving no one behind.
Goal 13 is about climate change, which is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as heat waves, droughts, floods and tropical cyclones, aggravating water management problems, reducing agricultural production and food security, increasing health risks, damaging critical infrastructure and interrupting the provision of basic services such water and sanitation, education, energy and transport.
The CO2Trees NetZero Program aims to easily show external key stakeholders how a brand is engaging with sustainability. Planting trees increases the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed and is easy for everyone to understand. CO2Trees NetZero program aims to offset your company CO2 emissions through auto pairing with external Gen Z and Millennials. Planting one million trees around the World can create real impact on climate change.
Using art to raise public awareness for climate change! This is an attempt to have the most people (over 500 per topic) join a ''Tree Art" virtual event. We have official permission from the SDG World Records to perform this event. Beyond snapping, the shared world record corporate holders and ClimateDo will plant trees in a challenged pattern in order to balance out (offset) carbon footprint.
Goal 13 directly supports both Environmental and Governance factors of ESG to measure, report on and advance corporate sustainability performance. Sustainability is not limited to the specific product, service, or business that reflects special added value in terms of environmental and social benefits. It can also support perspective of business finance.
For example, Sustainability Linked Loans or ESG Linked Loans offer discounts (or increases) to be applied for each specific target (KPI) that is met. One of the hot KPIs is the “NetZero carbon emissions” target, aligned with a 1.5 degree increase in global temperature. Business is serving sustainability and also reducing the cost of capital for financial performance. Supporting bankers include BNP Paribas, Swiss Bank, JPMorgan Chase, DBS and World Bank.
Participating enterprises are nominated for the Change Medal for Climate Action in recognition of their achievements in offsetting CO2 and raising public awareness of climate change. The recognition series collection includes ESG Prize, Philanthropy Prize, Sustainability Prize, and SDG World Records.
Our customers (external or internal) are becoming more and more concerned with the environmental issues we face in the world around us. With the Change for NetZero Program, it is easy to show all stakeholders how a company supports sustainability. Participating companies and ClimateDo will plant trees around the World for each subprogram below.
Change is not easy but it is possible! These ClimateDo designed NetZero solutions for business provide a convenient way to incorporate climate change into your sustainability report. No matter your business model, from traditional to digital, transaction to subscription, or single sector to multi-sector, organisations who are striving to create sustainable prosperity cannot survive without a solid business environment.
3.A) Change Message from Leader
3.B) Train-The-Trainer: Company's Sustainability Ambassador
3.C) Grow Your Own Plants