Published 10th of August 2022 by Nina

Climate Change on The Rhine River Punctuates the Imperative for Climate Action

News just out within the last few hours from #Germany puts in sharp focus the business risk associated with #climate change.

Reports from the German Federal Waterways and #Shipping Administration indicate that Germany’s Rhine River will become impassable for barges later this week.

The Rhine, which links German and Swiss industry with Rotterdam, Europe’s biggest port, is a crucial #supply route for a number of major companies. An estimated $80 billion is at stake. 

The Danube – which runs from central #Europe to the Black Sea – is also drying up.

With #climatechange prompting droughts and soaring heat across the Continent, the imperative has become more and more clear for not only governments but also the #business sector, organisations and the public to play an active role in building a #sustainable #future.

J.R.R. Tolkein once penned “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

What more can you do with your time, individually — or collectively, in partnership — to effect change?



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