The race is on to save the world from the impact of climate change, and we all have a responsibility to join it.
From storms, fires and floods to melting ice caps and record-breaking temperatures, we’re already seeing the catastrophic effects of global warming caused by the way we currently live our lives.
Global temperatures have risen by 1°C and going forward the aim is to limit this to below 1.5°C. The UK has set a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
To meet this challenge will require huge change in the decades to come with a move away from our reliance on fossils fuels such as oil and gas.
Whilst we’ll need to revisit how we travel and produce food, the way we heat our homes and businesses is also a key area to focus on. In a relatively cold country such as the UK, heating consumes huge amounts of energy, emitting high levels of carbon into the atmosphere.
The first major change will come in 2025 when gas boilers banned in new homes, which will have to switch to renewable energy sources that draw their heat from the air, ground or sun. Other homes and business properties will be expected to follow suit.