World Environment Day: 10 things we should ALL be thinking about

The 2015 edition of World Environment Day is surrounded, fittingly, by a maelstrom of debate around climate change.

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment

On the one hand, corporate giants like Ikea and Unilever are making enormous commitments to renewable energy and extreme weather adaptation.

Slightly behind these pioneers, six European oil and gas giants are making all the right noises about reducing their own carbon emissions.

But these bold pledges are still the exception rather than the rule. Government commitments still fall way short of what is needed, and too many companies are seemingly happy to bury their head in the sand.

To mark World Environment Day therefore, edie has put together 10 stats which show how far we still have to go achieve a low-carbon, resource efficient planet. Here's to Paris 2015!

For more details on each statistic, click the pic.

World Environment Day 2015: Official Video

Brad Allen


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