Take action on climate change and prepare for a low carbon economy

A clear vision for what a truly low-carbon future looks like is still being developed, but tackling climate change now will help businesses thrive in a sustainable future economy.

Many businesses may still be tempted to think that taking action on climate change should not take priority whilst recovering from recession related challenges. However, at a time of economic reorganisation there is the opportunity to re-orientate investments along more sustainable lines.ii Those businesses that start transforming operations and embedding sustainable activities into their plans now will be the businesses who find it easier to prosper when the low-carbon economy is a reality.

Climate change is as much a business opportunity as a threat.