But it’s important to remember that there are dedicated people and innovative projects happening around the world that can have huge positive impacts!
Here are just a handful of reasons to be optimistic from the last few weeks:
According to International Energy Agency data, clean energy sources such as wind and solar, in combination with nuclear, could meet more than 90% of the world’s electricity demand by 2025.
A collaboration between Roam, and global technology leader, Hitachi, aims to help accelerate our Finalist’s plans to bring affordable zero-emission electric transportation to Africa.
Over 3,500 restaurants registered with ‘Just Eat in’ Ireland can now use seaweed-coated takeaway packaging produced by 2022 Earthshot Prize Winner, Notpla, as a sustainable alternative to plastic-coated boxes.
Ecuador has recently recognised a huge new reserve in the Andean and Amazonian forests to protect the area’s indigenous land from mining and farming. The Tarímiat Pujutaí Nuṉka Reserve will provide a safe corridor between forests for thousands of native bird and animal species.
Situated at Ellery Park in Mosman, Sydney, the new Living Seawall will provide shelter and food for hundreds of different species of fish, oysters, snails, seaweed and many other marine organisms.