This summer the United Nations warned that the world is facing a “code red” climate emergency. Headline after headline called for “urgent action” to address the crisis. World leaders are due to gather in Glasgow this November to discuss their response at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26.
But in the meantime, what can we do to lighten our load on the planet? Individual action can’t solve the problem of climate change, but it will make a difference. Whether you are ditching the car or creating a bug-friendly garden, every change counts.
Action: Move your money into a greener pension and more ethical current account
For lots of people, personal finances are a sustainability blind spot. After all, there’s already so much to consider: interest rates, tax benefits, risk against returns, what your long-term financial plan looks like. It can feel like there’s no space for climate considerations.
But ignoring the issue means many people risk being “accidental investors” in industries they disagree with, warns David Hayman,…