A year of sustainability in the social networks

2018 is coming to a close and it’s time to look back at the most important events according to Sustainability for all over the past 12 months
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2018 is coming to a close and it’s time to look back at the most important events according to Sustainability for all over the past 12 months. This year we will do so through the optic of the social networks: when electric vehicle sharing hit the streets in a big way for the first time; the IPCC published its latest report on climate change; governments met to tackle the carbon emissions problematic, and so on. In case you missed them, here’s our Top 10 sustainability items in 2018, as seen from Twitter:

1. Climate change cannot be avoided, it simply can’t, we need to save the planet urgently. How did we get here? This video could be the most important you watch this year:


2. Did you know there’s another way of doing business, by working to build a better planet? Still not convinced? It’s possible, believe us: 


3. Of the hundreds of thousands of companies that exist worldwide, just 100 are the source of 71% of the GHG emissions that cause global warming, a new report says. Find out who they are:


4. As we reached year-end, the world’s nations took part in COP24 in Katowice to try to reboot climate change efforts and the objectives of the Paris Agreement. To set the scene, we published this infographic gathering the accord’s 9 key elements

5. Are we really conscious of the effects of pollution on our health? Do we know the main causes? In 2018, we made this infographic alerting us to the dangers of pollution which, according to the data, will very probably continue to make the news over the next year. Check it out: 

6. The year, as far as sustainability news is concerned, has hardly been an optimistic one. The latest IPCC report warns that reducing the increase in the temperature of the planet to 2 °C is insufficient if we want to avoid environmental collapse:


7. Sustainability of the planet depends on a paradigm economic change. We need to implement the 3 Rs throughout the economy: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. They’ve never been more important. If you have not heard of the circular economy, now is the time to get up to speed and share it before the year ends:


8. Nature gives us great lessons in adaptation, including concerning the effects of climate change. These animals have been able to modify their metabolisms and habitats in an unprecedented way to survive:  


9. This year electric vehicle sharing reached cities in the fight against pollution: mopeds, cars, bicycles and push scooters. But do we know whether the electricity used to recharge them also comes from renewable energy?


10. Throwing trash at nature is what we call littering. Sadly, the practice did not begin in 2018, nor will it disappear in 2019. Its consequences are much worse that we could have imagined when we threw that cigarette butt to the ground or left a bottle on the beach. Find out how long garbage takes to decay once it has been discarded in nature: