Busy fighting climate change. Photo: © Shutterstock – Ljupco Smokovski

We need to work less to tackle climate crisis

People across Europe will need to work drastically fewer hours to avoid disastrous climate heating unless there is a radical decarbonising of the economy, according to a study.

The research, from thinktank Autonomy, shows that workers in the UK would need to move to nine-hour weeks to keep the country on track to avoid more than 2°C of heating at current carbon intensity levels. Similar reductions were found to be necessary in Sweden and Germany.

The Guardian 22 May 2019


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