Action2020's 9 Key areas of focus for a sustainable future is more than a project, it is a step towards the future of sustainability for all.
"Based on the latest scientific consensus, Action2020 sets an agenda for business to take action on sustainable development to 2020 and beyond. It's a platform for how business can positively influence environmental and social trends while strengthening their own resilience to issues like climate change, demographic dynamics and skills shortages."
Below are facts listed about Action2020's project and what we can expect to see.
"Since the industrial era, we've rapidly increased the release of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses that can cause climate change".
Release of nutrient elements:
"The world's growing population will need more food and energy. We've met those demands in the past".
"The Earth is remarkably resilient despite centuries of human impact".
Exposure to harmful substances:
"Expanded global economies and advances in medicine, agriculture and technology have caused a rapid rise in the development and use of potentially harmful substances around the world".
Water is one of our most precious assets sustaining all life on Earth.
Basic needs and rights:
"Business and society both stand to gain from increased global prosperity".
Skills and employment:
"Although global unemployment remains high, companies report growing difficulties in filling positions because of a lack of suitable candidates".
"More people than ever are expected to join the middle class over the next two decades because of shifting economic and political trends".
Food, feed, fibre and biofuels:
"From large corporate entities to individual farmers, agriculture helps provide one of our most basic needs: food".
All the elements combined with the skill, dedication and assistance from suitably qualified scientists and professionals in the industry will help achieve a sustainable future for all by the year 2020. For further reading: Action2020 project.