“This year Earth Overshoot Day is more relevant than ever because the pandemic demonstrated that communities can work together for a common cause — to keep everyone safe,” said Siân Hughes, Knauf Insulation’s Director of External Affairs.
“This energy and sense of common cause must now drive an ambitious recovery that focuses on creating a better world. We need to take dramatic action to reduce emissions and drive circular economies that recycle resources.”
A post-pandemic green recovery
So, what are we doing about this at Knauf Insulation?
We have consistently campaigned to put renovation of buildings at the heart of any environmental action. This is because buildings produce up to 36% of emissions and consume 40% of energy.
We have supported countries such as the UK, Italy and Germany, which have announced massive renovation schemes. These will help create thousands of new jobs, improve living conditions and cut emissions.
We have actively campaigned for the EU budget 2021-2027 and recovery plan to help drive mass renovation across the continent.
“Later this year we will also announce a new sustainability strategy for our company. We have worked hard to cut our emissions and energy use by 20% over the past decade. We have reduced our waste to landfill by almost 70%, but we know that in the next five to 10 years we need to be more ambitious,” added Siân.
Earth Overshoot Day is a reminder of why we all need to be ambitious if we want a better world.