Climate and energy conversations that took place at this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos gave us reason to hope. Many of those who constitute the core of the world’s economic power acknowledged the urgency of climate action and the opportunities associated with forging a new green economy.
We are beginning to see the kind of leadership from CEO’s and investors that is an essential if we are to succeed in tackling climate change. Companies and investors are coming together to advance meaningful solutions. Business leaders are now looking at climate change as both a risk and an opportunity. Investors are showing unprecedented interest in investments that support low carbon technologies.
There was even support for bold action that includes ambitious climate policies. Such government support was highlighted for its ability to drive innovation, advance clean energy and improve energy efficiency.
As we head towards a hoped for global climate agreement in Paris at the end of the year, there is reason for unprecedented optimism.
Video – WEF 2015: A Climate for Action
WEF Summaries: Climate Change
Towards a Global Climate Agreement at COP21 (WEF Summaries)
Business Leadership on Climate Change (WEF Summaries)
Curbing Fossil Fuels – Carbon Pricing and an End to Subsidies (WEF Summaries)
The Value of Investing in Climate Mitigation (WEF Summaries)
Global Economies Feeling the Heat from Climate Change (WEF Summaries)
Collaboration and Cooperation are Imperitive (WEF Summaries)
What is The World Economic Forum (WEF)
Risks Associated with Environment, Climate, Water Crisis and Extreme Weather in the WEF Report