As we embark on the year 2022, BDS will see some exciting new changes. Read on for your monthly Climate Corner, upcoming webinars, and some news about the changes. Thanks for being a part of our journey, and warm wishes for the New Year!
You've heard the saying, "New Year, New Look!" As BDS grows and changes, we have decided on a brand new look 👀 for 2022! Our image may be changing, but we're still here for you for all your training, continuing education, and exam prepping needs!
Did you notice something new?!
In addition to our new logo, we have also adjusted our web domain.
You can now access our website by entering www.bds.com
or reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned as we plan to roll out our new website!
Today we can say with credibility that we have kept 1.5 degrees within reach, but its pulse is weak. It will only survive if we keep our promises."
COP26 President Alok Sharma
We had high hopes for COP26. This was the year the world would finally act at the scale needed to avert a climate crisis. And some progress was made. The 1.5 Celsius degree target is still achievable, but barely. As summed up by the World Resources Institute (WRI), by the end of the meeting, 151 countries had submitted new Nationally Determined Contributions to cut their emissions by 2030, while others had updated their commitments to being net-zero by 2050. Unfortunately, some countries' 2030 targets were so limited that there is simply no credible path forward for them to achieve their net-zero targets by 2050. To address the discrepancy between the 2030 targets and the net-zero targets, the Glasgow Climate Pact calls on nations to "revisit and strengthen" their 2030 targets by the end of 2022 to align them with the Paris Agreement's goal of a 1.5 degree C increase. And other pledges occurred. Over 100 nations pledged to reduce methane (a more potent greenhouse gas than CO2); over 100 pledged to halt deforestation. The U.S. finally came back to the table as a climate leader. Over 400 financial firms committed to aligning their portfolios to net-zero by 2030 and over 1000 cities and towns joined the Cities Race to Zero.
As behavioral scientists, we can draw some lessons from this global international effort.
1. We can't wait to act. We must act at scale now.
January 14, 2022 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET | Decoding the New Code: Understanding Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis FREE WEBINAR!
January 19, 2022 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET | Achieving Cultural Competency in Behaviour Analysis: Ethical Challenges, Cross-Cultural Barriers & Solutions FREE WEBINAR!
January 20, 2022 3 pm - 5 pm ET | Third Thursdays with Attorney Jeff Forte: Endrew F and its Applications to BCBAs FREE WEBINAR!
January 26, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET | What You Should Know About Reinforcement to be a Better Practitioner
January 28, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET | What You Should Know About Radical Behaviorism to be a Better Practitioner