Last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its long-awaited assessment and pathways to limiting global warming to 1.5°C. With a stark warning that we have only 12 years to turn the tide towards 1.5°C, and clear evidence that the difference between temperatures rising by 1.5°C and by 2°C is significant, it is easy to feel despondent. However, I believe that, if we choose it to be so, this rallying cry could provide a foundation to unite businesses, communities and policymakers behind a common purpose: designing a future that we are proud to leave to generations to come. As the IPCC said, we have the technology to achieve this. What we need is the political will.