Our media and news consumption is the highest it’s ever been; a bio-product of the digital age. Most of us wake up and the first thing we do is unlock our smartphones and open the news or social media to catch up on what’s going on in the world that day.
Let’s face it, the news we expose ourselves to regularly is a cesspit of negativity that leaves us feeling fed up with reality and we hardly ever get to see any positive news unless we stumble across a video from The Dodo on our Facebook feed.
We’d like to share with you some recent uplifting news to (hopefully) lift your spirits..
A COVID-19 vaccine is on the way
One that most people already know and have mixed feelings about however it does mean the possibility of the pandemic ending is very likely, which for most of us is excellent news. The prospects of being able to go on holiday or to even go out to a club is an exciting thought.
The vaccine is set to be deployed early December and will first be given to those vulnerable and key workers including NHS staff.
The treatment is being developed by Pzifer and BioNTech has been concluded to be 90% effective in preventing people from getting the virus. Scientists have stated that there will be many more challenges ahead but the recent development is a huge breakthrough and have suggested life could “return to normal” by spring.
Read more about the vaccine with one of our recent blog posts.
Mandatory climate risk assessments to be introduced in the UK
The UK will become the first country in the world to carry out complete climate change risk assessments required from big corporations Rishi Sunak announced this week.
“The chancellor’s plans to make disclosure mandatory for companies is right if the rules are compulsory and thorough,” stated Greenpeace’s Doug Parr.
“The real win would be to make all financial institutions put in place plans to meet the Paris climate agreement by the end of next year. Disclosure is a route to making that happen, but not an end in itself.”
Achieving zero emissions will be cheaper than we thought
Another step in the right direction for positive action towards climate change. Thanks to the falling costs of renewables and other technologies such as electric cars, achieving net zero emissions will be cheaper than first anticipated.