10 environmental trends to look out for in 2023

10 environmental trends to look out for in 2023

As an organisation with sustainability at its centre, we’ve never been more aware of the environmental progress sweeping the globe — with companies large and small introducing strategies that boost green credentials and help towards creating a carbon neutral future.

And, as we continue to face major environmental challenges, we believe it’s important to stay abreast of the latest developments within the sector.

Here are 10 trends that have caught our eye so far this year…

Combatting climate change

As rising sea levels, increasing temperatures, and a heightened frequency and severity of natural disasters continue to be a major environmental concern, 2023 is set to be a crucial year for global action in combatting irrevocable damage — with numerous international climate talks set to take place.

Natural Disaster

A renewable energy focus  

Renewable energy will continue to gain momentum this year, as the world shifts away from fossil fuels and towards cleaner, more sustainable sources. This includes the prolonged growth of wind, solar, and hydro power — as well as the development of new technologies like offshore wind farms and floating solar panels.

Wind farm

Policing of plastics

With millions of tons of plastic waste ending up in the oceans every year, in 2023, there will be increased efforts to reduce usage and improve recycling — including new laws and regulations, as well as increased public awareness and engagement.

Plastic Recycling

Saving our species

Biodiversity loss remains one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, with species and ecosystems disappearing at an alarming rate. This coming year will see heightened attention on conservation efforts — especially the creation of new protected areas and the implementation of sustainable farming and fishing practices.


Agricultural attention

While the impact of conventional farming practices causes concern throughout environmental communities, a shift towards regenerative agriculture, which helps to restore soil health and protect biodiversity, will come to the fore.


Sustainable water supplies

Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly pressing issue, particularly in drier regions of the world. We can expect to see more initiatives to address this problem, including the development of new technologies for water management, and the promotion of more sustainable water use practices.


Clearing the air

Clean air is essential for human health, as well as the protection and preservation of our environment. In the coming months, there will be continued efforts to reduce air pollution — including stricter regulations in inner cities, and the development of new technologies for air purification.

Clean Air Zone

Eliminate e-waste

In today’s throwaway society, waste electrical and electronic equipment poses one of the world’s biggest recycling problems. Through the promotion of repair and recycling — as well as the development of new technologies for the safe disposal of electronic waste — we hope closer attention will be paid in 2023 to limiting the ‘throwaway attitude’.

Electrical Waste

Save our forests

The world’s forests play a crucial role in regulating the global climate, as well as providing a habitat for countless species of plants and animals. In 2023, there will be increased efforts to protect forests, including the creation of new protected areas and the implementation of sustainable forestry practices.


Sustainable cities

Cities are major sources of environmental pollution and resource consumption, but they are also the key to creating more sustainable and liveable environments.

Continued focus on making these areas more sustainable, through the implementation of green infrastructure, the promotion of active transportation, and the creation of green spaces are just some of the methods emerging to combat this issue.


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