We are now using 1.75 as many natural resources in a year as the planet can regenerate
Global carbon emissions have tripled since 1960 (and are still rising)
We need to keep global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees to avoid catastrophic climate change…
…but if we stick to the measures agreed so far, temperatures are expected to rise by 3.2 degrees
In the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019, environmental factors accounted for 3 of the biggest 6 risks in terms of potential impact
Bridges invests in solutions that will help reduce emissions and decarbonise the economy
Building and construction are responsible for almost 40% of all carbon emissions globally. By building more sustainably, and adapting existing buildings to make them more energy-efﬁcient, we can reduce emissions while also reducing energy bills for tenants and residents.
The cost of clean energy is now comparable to fossil fuels, making it increasingly attractive: in Q1 2020, renewable energy sources accounted for 47% of UK power generation (a new record). With energy demand increasing, we need to invest in building capacity and increasing efﬁciency.
Food production is responsible for a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – via livestock and ﬁsheries, crop production, land use and supply chain. So we cannot meet our climate goals without radically changing how we produce, transport, consume and dispose of food.