Real estate can lead in fight against climate change

COMMENT: A recent BBC radio documentary reminded us that climate change is not a new issue. You can trace predictions of a man-made greenhouse effect back as far as the end of the 19th century and it’s almost 30 years since the first report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

But for a whole host of reasons we have failed as a global community to act decisively and take action to slow the pace of our behaviour’s detrimental effect on the planet and mitigate the size of the challenge now facing us.