Very last 7 days, Jamaica joined around 100 nations all-around the entire world in celebrating Worldwide Entrepreneurship Week 2021. The theme for several countries this yr centred on rebuilding and rebooting in the wake of the world-wide pandemic.
Nevertheless, the challenges confronted by the nation necessitate entrepreneurial motion that will not only reboot and rebuild the country’s overall economy, but also deal with the most pressing crisis of all, which is climate modify.
We desperately want entrepreneurs, specifically social entrepreneurs, who will support to mitigate the catastrophic consequences of global warming.
Kingston, Jamaica, is even now on monitor to be the second town in the globe to put up with climate departure in 2023. It is a profound wake-up contact. This means that in just a couple of months we will mark the occasion where by our common temperatures have develop into so impacted by climate transform, that the outdated local weather is remaining guiding.
The ordinary temperature of the coolest years likely forward will be as incredibly hot as the best years on record. This momentous occasion has really serious implications for the metropolis, and the country as a complete, together with how people are living, discover, function, make, consume, and interact with their surroundings to survive the debilitating, file-substantial temperatures that are predicted.
The urgency of the menace facing Jamaica was articulated by Primary Minister Andrew Holness at COP 26, the ‘World Leaders Summit’ of the 26th Conference of Functions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Local weather Improve, held in Glasgow, Scotland, in early November. Prime Minister Holness created the next desperate plea on the world phase with regards to climate: “While weather alter influences all international locations, the impression on little island building states is disproportionately better. Local climate change threatens our extremely survival. Meeting the 1.5°C focus on is a make any difference of everyday living and loss of life for us. We are at a pivotal second in history. All nations ought to maximize their NDC ambition to get us again on track.”
How can business owners assist? They can explore remedies to decelerate and reverse the effects of local climate adjust on our surroundings, ecosystem and society at massive. Also,…