Climate change solutions: How to solve the ‘B’ list problem
Climate change is the global crisis that has hit the world’s biggest economy.
Yet, there are still no clear answers to the biggest question: How do we solve the “B” list problem?
The “B-list” refers to the “blacklists” of countries with the most severe climate change impacts.
These countries are ranked by how many people are killed or injured from global warming caused by human activity.
According to the United Nations, the “most severe” countries are China, India, Pakistan and the United States.
While the list has been criticised for its arbitrary and discriminatory nature, there is a growing number of organisations in Australia and beyond working towards reducing carbon emissions.
These organisations include the Australian Climate Foundation, the Climate Justice Alliance and the Australian Green Climate Fund.
However, for many people, the B-list problem is something that they cannot answer.
The global warming problem is so global that many countries cannot even agree on what to do about it.
And the UN’s 2030 climate change goals are seen by many as an impossible deadline, and it is difficult to get any meaningful progress on this issue.
Accordingly, there has been a growing awareness of a need for solutions that can help address the B list problem.
Many governments, NGOs and business have taken the lead in making this shift.
They have taken action on carbon pollution and introduced legislation that aims to reduce carbon emissions and climate change.
These policies have been designed to ensure that carbon pollution is reduced, and governments and business can focus on developing sustainable technologies and industries.
But what about the Bs?
Many businesses and organisations have become involved in addressing the “Blacklist” issue.
These include mining companies and their affiliates, oil and gas companies, universities, schools and other organisations.
Some have even started their own B-lists to address the problem.
Some companies have even made changes to their business models to be more green, and have been successful in attracting more business from outside Australia.
But there is also a growing problem of B-listers, many of whom are unwilling to work with those organisations.
According the World Bank, the most common reason for not working with an organisation on climate change is “their own self-interest”.
And while organisations can address this problem, some individuals are unwilling or unable to.
“Many of the B lists are very difficult to work for because they don’t see the need to,” said Dr David White, a climate scientist at the University of Technology Sydney.
Dr White believes that people will eventually get to a point where they feel comfortable with the way they choose to work.
“It’s just a matter of when, not if.
The question is, how will it be done?” he said.
But even for the most successful organisations, the problem still remains.
In a survey conducted by The Climate Institute, nearly 70 per cent of the businesses surveyed said they were unsure about whether they would take action on climate, or whether they could be convinced by someone else.
“There’s a perception that companies are not taking the right steps,” Dr White said.
“We’ve had some very successful organisations which have taken bold decisions and not just because they are in the B group, but because they have an understanding of the scale of the problem.”
Some companies that are working towards addressing the problem are taking action on other issues, such as protecting their environment.
But for some, the need for action is so great that it’s almost impossible to turn a profit.
“I am very aware that the B and C lists can be problematic, and we all have to live with it, but if you can’t have that conversation, then it’s impossible to do anything about it,” said Steve Mott, who runs the Australian Institute of Management (AIOM).
He says that some companies need to think about the impact of their actions.
“The B and A lists are the big ones, and the impact is so huge that it can be hard to find the people that can really do it,” he said, adding that some of his organisation’s employees feel they need to get to grips with the B or C list.
Some of the companies that have started their B-L-lists are now struggling to attract business from overseas.
The Australian Climate Alliance says it has found a lot of businesses are reluctant to work in countries that have B-listed companies.
Some organisations, like the Climate Action Centre, have found it difficult to attract clients from abroad, particularly when they are located in the West.
“You can’t recruit business from China or India or Australia, and you can only recruit business if they’re willing to take a pay cut,” Dr Mott said.
“I’m afraid that most people in Australia don’t have the same attitude about it.”
But the B, C and D lists are still a part of Australia’s economic life, and many of these organisations continue to have a very strong following in Australia.
“Some of these people