I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to improve their climate literacy so as to understand the projected impacts from the expanding climate crisis and how to adapt their workplaces in the face of these impacts.

Here is an example of how we should we be thinking when we reopen the economy.

UK coal usage

(Story here: Britain goes coal free as renewables edge out fossil fuels)

So what other structural changes can we make?

On an individual business level could we drive less by making remote working permanent ending needless daily commutes? Could we fly less by meeting online instead? We know research shows that this behaviour during lockdown contributed to a 17% reduction in carbon emissions!

We CAN do these things RIGHT NOW as we turn our attention to the next existential threat – climate change – and our need to decarbonise our economies.