Renat Heuberger, founding partner and CEO of South Pole, writes how a well-designed net-zero strategy must tackle the climate crisis and promote economic opportunities for the less privileged at the same time.
He highlights situations around the world, where global warming has increased inequality and that rising inequality could drive millions of people to seek safer havens.
Heuberger discusses how the cycle of climate change and inequality can be broken through investments in emissions-reduction projects and clean technologies that can provide opportunities to disadvantaged parts of society.
Heuberger also describes what a "net zero" strategy is. He says that a net-zero strategy should strive to achieve two goals: to reduce all possible direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, and to bring GHG emissions outside one's own system boundaries down to zero and ideally below zero to become "climate positive". Read the Entire Article
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At-risk youth have been receiving financial and emotional support from a slew of social enterprises. The youth earn valuable life skills through mentorship, a key component in the social enterprise model. These social enterprises engage youth in training boot-camps and counselling, while receiving profits in return from their respective businesses.