Here’s How Climate Change Crisis Could Impact Business Operations And Policies In 2022
The climate change crisis, which continues to worsen, is expected to have a greater impact on the operations and policies of companies and organizations this year. Here’s how experts and observers think that will happen.
More Pressure To Decarbonize Operations
Pamela Chasek is a political science professor at Manhattan College where she chairs the political science department. She said that, “In 2022, there will be considerable pressure on both governments and the private sector to continue efforts to decarbonize operations, while making the necessary efforts to adapt their operations to an ever-warming planet.
“Governments cannot combat climate change and limit global warming to 1.5°C without the private sector playing its part. There will definitely be increased pressure on business and corporations in 2022,” she said.
Jeff Perlman is the founder and CEO of Bright Power, which provides energy and management services. He said that, “With buildings contributing to nearly 40% of the global carbon emissions, more businesses will be held accountable for their physical spaces' carbon footprint.
“They will either do this out of a desire to lower their negative impact on the environment, to appeal to the increasing number of climate-conscious consumers, or to lower their energy costs,” he said.
Greater Reliance On Technology
Pearlman said, “To achieve that, business owners will look to technology— including real-time energy management to actively manage and monitor energy usage, clean on-site generation such as solar photovoltaics, heat pumps for water and space heating without fossil fuels—to mitigate negative environmental impacts.”
The climate change crisis, which continues to worsen, is expected to have a greater impact on the operations and policies of companies and organizations this year. Experts and observerves predict how that will happen.
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