07 Feb The future of Environmental system and societies – predictions for 2023
The future of Environmental system and societies is bright, there are some positive stories and predictions for 2023 and beyond:
The French Post Office is using pedal power to try and reduce its carbon emissions by 30 per cent before 2025.
Cargo bikes are just one innovative way La Poste is hoping to reach 100 per cent carbon-free deliveries in 22 French cities by this date. By saddling up, postal workers are making sure packages and letters get where they need to go while cutting emissions.
Renewable energy is on track to produce more energy than coal in the US this year.
According to figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), more than a fifth of all electricity by the end of 2023 will come from hydropower, wind and solar.
That is higher than coal at 20 per cent and nuclear at 19 per cent.
An NGO in the US has bought insurance to help repair Hawai’i’s coral reefs after hurricanes and tropical storms. It is the first policy of its kind in the country.
It means that the US state will get up to $2 million (€1.9 million) of insurance protection for its reefs until 2023. The stronger the winds, the higher the payout and The Nature Conservancy – the NGO behind the idea – is hoping to create rapid response teams to carry out the repair work.
Hawai’i’s policy follows pilot projects in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras where insurance schemes have already paid out millions for repairs after Hurricane Delta and Hurricane Lisa.
Read about what happened in 2022.