This year, Earth Overshoot Day lands on August 22nd — three weeks later than last year. How did we manage it? Our shrinking footprint is largely linked to the global economic slowdown sparked by COVID-19. But the effect is likely to be temporary. As the world begins to emerge from the crisis, emissions and other impacts could bounce back to pre-pandemic proportions with a return to business-as-usual.
To shape a truly resilient and sustainable future, we’ll need to do so through design, not disaster. Luckily, aligning businesses activities with planetary boundaries isn’t out of reach. We’ve gathered a few key resources to help companies take effective actions to drive meaningful, long-term change.
Shaping a truly sustainable and resilient future can only be achieved through design, not disaster.
Taking ambitious climate action
Building business resilience and maximizing an organization’s potential contribution to the fight on climate change starts with an ambitious, science-driven climate strategy that goes beyond setting relative sustainability targets for incremental improvements.
Harnessing the power of natural climate solutions
Forests, agriculture, soils and land are key levers in mitigating the negative impacts of climate change. Now it’s time to harness the power of nature to reach our critical climate goals.
Transforming the food system
Transformation of the food system is one of the strongest levers we have to keep global temperature rise to the 1.5˚C cap and #MovetheDate of Earth Overshoot Day back.
What are the most important levers of change in the food system?
- Tackling land-use change and deforestation
- Digging in to soil health and regenerative agriculture
- Addressing food loss and waste from farm to fork
- Innovating product lines to include more plant-based goods