Matt Setchell, Co-Head of Octopus Renewables
The verdict on climate change from scientists across the world is hard to ignore. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has reiterated that we only have a dozen years to stop a two degree increase in global temperatures becoming an inevitability.
The half-point rise from 1.5 to 2.0 degrees would mean vastly increased risks of floods, drought, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.
Action cannot come soon enough
Governments and institutions around the world are coming under increased pressure to change their behaviour. Growing public attention to climate change, including the Global Climate Strike and the work of campaigners like Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, has been forcing global politicians to face the critical issue and strengthen their responses to climate change.