A Climate for Life was presented to Members of Parliament, civil servants, community partners, environmentalists and commercial guests at a Parliamentary House of Commons reception, which was hosted by Conservative Member of Parliament for Rugby & Kenilworth, Jeremy Wright.
As part of its sustainability efforts, CEMEX has since 1993 published an annual book with leading not-for-profit organisations to support fundraising programmes and highlight key conservation issues.
By using a combination of science and photography, A Climate for Life examines the impact of climate change on biodiversity and focuses on the most important challenges currently facing life on earth. More than 30 scientists have contributed to this years book, including eminent Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson. It also features more than 175 images from leading photographers, such as Frans Lanting, James Balog and Joel Sartore.
The science on climate change is clear and the threat is urgent. We must use this crisis as an opportunity to revolutionise economies, create jobs, and protect critical ecosystems that can stabilize our climate right now, says Russell A. Mittermeier, lead author and president of Conservation International. The emerging perception of climate change is fragmented at best, and this book demonstrates plainly the strong linkages between our modern society, the natural world, and climate change. There is hope for the future, but only if we act now.
As one of the worlds leading provider of building materials, CEMEX is committed to sustainable development across the business. Since its arrival to the UK in 2005, the company has continued to build on existing initiatives, including emissions reduction schemes, such as alternative fuels permits and usage, noise and dust abatement technology and restoration and conservation partnerships with local communities and charities, such as Butterfly Conservation and Wildlife Trusts.
For more information about the book, see www.aclimateforlife.com