Money’s going to play a pivotal role in solving the environmental crisis. Money’s the reason things get done in our capitalist societies, and that’s great for a lot of people. Unfortunately, it’s also the reason a lot of eco-friendly solutions don’t get done – and that impacts everyone and everything on Earth.
While many of the solutions we’ve presented can help individuals save money, that’s not always the case. Especially at large scales, where reducing emissions and protecting ecosystems seem to just add costs compared to ‘business as usual’ operations [we’ll see why that’s not a very fair statement in a later sub-section].
That’s a problem – but things change quickly in the wild world of finance. In this section, we’ll discuss 2 ways that money can become a powerful tool to help solve the environmental crises. Combining that with previous sections, we’ll discuss a few of the challenges that our money-centered societies will face as we attempt to reduce our impacts on the environment.