Why 2020 is such a big year for sustainability

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For people who are into self-development, the end of January is an important time for reflection. Some of us will use the time to judge how well we’ve progressed, or in my case, how much more effort is needed to shed the holiday weight gain… For others, it may a chance to change direction and adopt a new approach to accomplish our goals.

When it comes to progress towards sustainability in our society, it’s also important that we take stock and reflect on the challenges that lie ahead. With the 2010s turning out to be the warmest decade on record and extreme weather events such as the recent Australian wildfires increasing faster than predicted, the need for action has never been greater.

Here’s a look at our progress to date and what we should aspire to work towards in 2020 and the new decade.