While the world is still dealing with the ongoing disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re also witnessing historic wild fires in North America destroy millions of acres of forest life, blot out the sun, and cast plumes of smoke as far as Northern Europe.
In December 2019, the European Commission announced the #GreenDeal. Put another way an entire continent declared climate neutrality to be a common goal by 2050 and positioned itself as the mastermind and implementer. Let that sink in!
Schneider Electric has been shortlisted for the RE100 Leadership Awards 2020! From a wide range of sectors, these RE100 member companies are going 'above and beyond' on their journey to 100% renewable power.
At Schneider, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.
In 2020, Earth Overshoot Day was more than 3 weeks later than last year. This shows we can still reverse the trend and transform the current crisis into an opportunity to reshape our economy and become more resilient, frugal and digital.
Helping customers reduce their ecological footprint:
I remember a time when ideas like environmental protection, climate neutrality, and energy efficiency were political issues. When these issues were discussed, camps on either side of the issues divided into “activists” and “realists”; the Greens and the Conservatives. Some went on to demonstrate and others went to the office. These were the 70s, 80s, and 90s of the past century.
Human demands on nature have been steadily rising since the 1900’s. In 2020,for the first time ever, we reduced our annual demand by almost 10%. Now imagine what we can achieve if we make this a priority. Today, Humanity’s Ecological Footprint is much higher than the Earth can renew. Earth Overshoot Day is an annual observance of the date when our demand on nature surpasses our planet’s capacity to provide.