Marking a milestone for local authority commitment to Net Zero

From the first Earth Day in 1970 to Earth’s atmosphere exceeding 400 parts per million of CO₂ for the first time in human history in 2017, we tend to measure the climate crisis in milestones.

And the milestones keep flying by. Last month, the Met Office announced the chance of breaching the 1.5C turning point on global heating in the next five years is now 50-50.

But to avoid a sense of hopelessness — variously labelled climate despondency, climate despair and climate anxiety — we should also give appropriate attention to the positive milestones. Not because we should pretend the situation isn’t dire, but because action inspires action. Find out more from UK100 about what they are doing to elicit change here