Climate change is a common issue for the whole world. Fire and floods – extreme wheather events over the past months are the worst disasters we have seen. Researches show that we expect more wildfires, and the fire seasons getting longer. In addition, according to the World Health Organization, as of the year 2030, climate change is expected to contribute to approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress. Issues of global warming are real and we all contribute to global warming. Can we work together to stop greenhouse gas emissions warming our planet? We want to see our goals as countries, non-Party stakeholders including cities, the private sector and individuals with OKR framework. It includes goals, methods that help us work towards our vision, enable changemakers and ensure that sustainability is integrated in everything we do.
Most important contributors are countries, their policies can make huge difference:
All Countries’ Objective: Substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions
Global OKRs on ConectoHub
Sub-objective 1: Keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels (pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.)
KR 1: At least 55% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions (from 1990 levels)
Key Result and linked projects & tasks
Sub- objective 2: Scale up renewables and cut energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
KR 2: At least 32% share for renewable energy
KR 3: At least 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency
Cities’ responsibilities with OKR methodology:
City objective: Create buildings and infrastructure that are highly energy efficient
KR 1: At least 50 % improvement in clean, resource-efficient energy
KR 2: 100 % zero-carbon public transport in 9 years
The main contributors to climate change are the large corporate actors. Much of the CO2 emissions come from business-driven economic activities. On the other hand, business activities can also contribute to innovation and solutions to prevent and adapt to climate change
Companies’ responsibilities with OKR methodology:
Objective: lead the change towards climate positive fashion
KR 1: 80 % of materials from recycled or more sustainable sources.
KR 2: 100 % of our cotton is organic, recycled or sourced in a more sustainable way
KR 3: 25 % reduction in packaging.
Objective: Achieve the target of sending zero non-hazardous waste
KR 1: 92% of waste handle in distribution centres will be recycled or reused
KR 2: 9% of our total product assortment will be reused
KR 3: 70% stores have sufficient recycling systems
Objective: Financing with a positive impact on the environment and the climate
KR 1: Finance volume of around $15 million in the area of sustainable entrepreneurship
KR 2: financing volume of around $90 million in the area of energy efficiency
KR3: financing volume of around $60 million in the area of water supply and waste disposal
For a lot of people, that can come with a sense of despair: What can one person possibly do to save a world? But there are meaningful ways individuals can put pressure on corporations and policymakers to make rapid actions. When we make climate-friendly decisions it forces brands to do the same. That means consumer behavior is a huge driver of change. Secondly figuring out our own carbon emissions and how to reduce them is vital. You can calculate carbon foodprint from there.
There are things everyone can do and every positive action we take helps protect our planet. Seeing our goals and progress can make difference in our lives. Here’s your handy guide to the most effective strategies with OKR methodology:
Individuals’ OKRs responsibilities with OKR methodology:
Objective: Consume Wisely
KR1: 70 % Shop locally where possible
KR 2: Choose brands that display a ‘carbon footprint’ on their packaging.
KR 3: 70% less meat by 2030 (use plant-based protein alternatives)
KR 4: 98 %less plastic
Objective: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
KR 1: 100 % eliminate food waste
KR 2: 100 % put a product to a new use instead of throwing it away.
KR3: Find a new use for 50% of old items, that you might consider throwing away
Objective: Use transportation wisely
KR 1: Buy an electric vehicle and share your car
KR 2: Take public transportation if it’s available
KR 3: Ride a bicycle or walk when possible
KR 4: %50 less air travel
Objective: Use energy wisely
KR 1: Switch to “green power
KR 2: Replace your incandescent lightbulbs with LEDs
KR 3: Insulate older un-insulated homes
Our current actions are not enough for us to meet our target of 1.5C of warming. We need to do more and must take action now!
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You can start to set up your OKRs today!