My colleague, Gayle Monk and I are hosting a webinar at the end of the month, 'Greening your supply chains', where we'll be talking about how organisations can use contracts and procurement to address the climate and biodiversity crisis.

Hopefully many will have read the latest IPCC report which was released on Monday. This was the third and final section of the IPCC’s latest comprehensive review of climate science, drawing on the work of thousands of scientists. IPCC reports take about seven years to compile, making this potentially the last warning before the world is set irrevocably on a path to climate breakdown. 

Jim Skea, a professor at Imperial College London and co-chair of the working group behind the report, said: “It’s now or never, if we want to limit global warming to 1.5C. Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, it will be impossible.”

Pete Smith, a professor of soils and global change at Aberdeen University, said: “The time of reckoning is now. We have one decade to get on track.”