I remember a time not too long ago when my peers and I were passionately making the case for climate change and championing renewable energy. It seemed like an unending battle and at times it got frustratingly difficult to make the world see what was obviously happening all around us. But we kept on, fighting each day, winning small battles, and taking giant leaps towards creating a more sustainable future for the world.
Things were beginning to gain momentum and renewable energy was becoming mainstream slowly but surely. It seemed that we may win the war someday. But then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world like a bolt from the sky casting a long shadow all over the globe.
The possibility of a sudden threat that can endanger the entire world stopped looking like a conspiracy theory and became alarmingly real. Amid the devastation that this pandemic has caused, it has also brought our actions and choices in the pursuit of progress into sharp focus underscored by the fragility of human life.
The effect has been tremendous, the UN has re-emphasised the need to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to which more than 120 countries have responded positively. As a consequence