In September the 193 states in the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals to reach by 2030. In December the Paris climate conference, COP21, created the latest global climate deal.
Check out these 10 sustainability megatrends for 2016 and beyond, according to a recent report by UK think tank SustainAbility:
1. Putting the numbers to climate change
Turning the Paris Agreement into reality means huge amounts of money will need to flow into low-carbon activities and renewable energy projects. This will need to be backed by more robust carbon policies around the world.
Meanwhile, a global carbon market is edging closer to reality. China and the UK are working to line their emissions trading schemes up with the European Union. And the US Clean Power Plan could transform the way utility companies operate.
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