Liftshare urges heads of business to take urgent action against climate change

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In the past month, it’s been impossible to ignore the voice of Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion.

Our planet is at crisis point. Biologists claim that we could already be in a period of extinction. Only the SIXTH in the last 540 MILLION years.

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Action needs to be taken now to ensure that carbon neutrality can be achieved by 2050.

Extinction Rebellion warns that ‘Our house is on fire’. The fact is, since the late 19th century, the Earth’s average surface temperature has risen by 1.1 degrees Celsius. Shockingly, 50% of carbon emission created by humans burning fossil fuels has happened in the last 25 years.

At Liftshare, we often focus on what individuals can do to reduce their carbon footprint. On average, our regular sharers can reduce their carbon footprint by 10%.

To date, Liftshare has helped its members to save 160,000 tonnes of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.

Carbon emissions is far bigger than an individual’s problem to solve.

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We believe that so much more can be done by organisations to reduce carbon emissions. Now is the time to agree on the policy foundations, before actions are enforced by local and national government – like we’ve seen with Clean Air Zones.

Liftshare can’t form your whole policy, but we can support it. We’ve developed a suite of products to support the implementation and management of sustainable transport for your business. The first step we offer is Scoping Smart Mobility.

Scoping helps you to understand your employees commuting options, which can underpin your sustainable travel policy and enable you to build a business case.

After all, the planet no longer has time to waste.

Laura Watling

Author Laura Watling

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