How can education help with living under 2 kWh?

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There is demand for topics that are increasingly relevant to Gen Z, especially in climate change as this will affect us the most and big businesses are the main cause behind its acceleration.

Hello everyone!

This is Amy’s Hot Topic of the week.

Last week we talked about the surge of renewable energy in China. This is still an ongoing topic! But this week I want to discuss the academic research award for Responsible Business Education, 2022.

Responsible Business Education Awards: Next Generation Climate Educators

The winners of this award have been labelled the problem solvers for the planet. They have helped to address vital and sometimes overlooked societal and environmental issues. In conjunction with Generation Z (which I am part of!), there is a demand for business school programmes and curricular to include topics that will make a difference to the world (which I am also a part of!). Some business school academics focus research on solutions to challenges facing society and the planet.

As I study Business and Management, this is very important as there is a demand for topics that are increasingly relevant to my generation, especially in climate change as this will affect us the most and big businesses are the main cause for it!

There are increasingly more topics taught with this in mind, but they are often overlooked or seen as too new. It is not taken as seriously as it should be, however there is progress with this. Not that long ago there would not have been anything taught on climate change, compared to now. Of course, there is still a way to go.

Who Is Keeping Who Accountable?

The UN climate summits have countries making pledges, but who keeps countries accountable? In 2009 at the Copenhagen summit, it was promised that $100bn per year would be given to support climate change mitigation. However, only $83bn was provided in 2020. In addition, countries self-report their commitment to climate action and all use different methods, so it is hard to know what is getting done and what is truthful. This creates overwhelming naivety and scepticism. This leads to general negativity surrounding the topic.

Due to this scepticism, it has become more and more important that individuals educate themselves. Along with this, it is vital that individuals do what they can on their own, and as a community. Trust is extremely important, and the academic research award is hopefully going to help change the narrative that big business, government, and academia is untrustworthy. As per usual it requires teamwork, but also trust in yourself that you can make a difference – for example, living under 2 kWh a day.

Every Little Helps

This may seem like a big task but breaking it down is manageable, like turning your laptop off or not using lights when you don’t need to. Or, using alternative methods to reduce energy creation and consumption, like solar panels. But the most important thing in relation to this week’s Hot Topic is education. Knowing how much energy you use individually by measuring it and then managing that creation and consumption by reducing it. It all starts with knowledge. Knowledge spreads, and that is exactly why we need to know the facts and trust that we can heal the planet (especially by living under 2 kWh).

I hope everyone had a lovely week, and I will see you next week for another Amy’s Hot Topic.


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