Climate Change Resources

Hive Energy - Climate change & global warming

Climate change is the long-term change in temperatures and weather patterns. 

Climate change can occur through natural circumstances. The earth’s climate changes naturally, in line with natural changes such as the sun’s energy, or volcanic eruptions. However, human activities are responsible for unprecedented and catastrophic changes in our climate over the past century.

The burning of fossil fuels generates greenhouse gasses, which is a primary contributor to climate change and global warming. Greenhouses gasses include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. While these gases are naturally occurring  in our atmosphere, the levels are at their highest levels in 2 million years, causing the earth’s surface temperature to dramatically rise.

The consequences of climate change are vast, including droughts, fires, rising sea levels, flooding, melting ice, and severe storms – all these changes subsequently impact biodiversity. 

A UN report released in 2018 advised that we must limit the rise of global temperature to 1.5°C to maintain a livable climate and avoid dire impacts. However, based on current climate plans across the globe, predictions forecast the temperature rising by over 2.5°C by 2100.

Climate change and global warming are the most immediate risks for our planet. 

At Hive, we’re doing what we can to prevent the damage of climate change through our renewable energy projects and investment in sustainable solutions. We are working on increasing the availability of green energy around the world in order to mitigate the damage of global warming. Our circular economy investments also support our sustainable vision. We only work with companies who share our values and contribute to our mission to create a cleaner future. Here’s how:

HIVE ECOSYSTEMS

Our Hive Ecosystems team are working on projects in South Africa to restore nature across depleted areas. The project will also allow us to implement carbon sequestration technology on a large scale.

HIVE AGGREGATES

Hive Aggregates are utilising industrial by-products to create building products for use in development projects. This will support the reduction of Co2 produced by the cement industry and limite waste.

HIVE CARBON

The Hive Carbon team utilise invasive plants to create innovative BioChar. Biochar can be used to reduce the methane produced by livestock, as well as improving the health of the animals. Helping to reduce greenhouses gasses.

HIVE VENTURES

The aim of Hive Ventures is to grow the Hive business group through astute and sustainable investments. We support businesses who are developing new technologies in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

HIVE GREEN HYDROGEN

The Hive Hydrogen team are harvesting the power of water, the sun, and wind to create a fully sustainable energy source. Green hydrogen and ammonia will support the transition away from fossil fuel.

HIVE SOLAR

Solar power is a fantastic natural resource that will allow us to power the planet. Using energy from the sun will allow us to significantly reduce our reliance on other resources which cause significant damage to the planet.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN in 2015, sets out guidelines for peace and prosperity to benefit the planet and people, now and for the future. 

The Sustainable Development Goals are comprised of 17 urgent steps for countries to follow in order to save our planet. The goals symbolise a global partnership with a shared mission, to improve the state of our world, for our people.

The Sustainable Development Goals cover everything from ending poverty, supplying education, reducing inequality, and aiding economic growth, all underpinned by our plight against global warming and preservation of our oceans and land.

At Hive we are proud to meet 8 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.

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