"Acting on climate change is an imperative; it's crucial for our future, for national security, for the environment, and for the economy." – Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres
Investors from around the world convened at the United Nations on January 12, 2012 for the 5th Investor Summit on Climate Risk and Energy Solutions, a project of Ceres co-hosted by the United Nations Foundation. Participants at the summit discussed market trends and opportunities to accelerate investment in renewable energy projects. A short video, produced by ClimateNexus, features major players from the summit.
The summit's attendees describe the importance of taking swift action and investment on climate change, with the understanding that reducing emissions can protect communities from climate impacts and increase economic security. The summit's participants largely recognize the value of innovation and the significance of clean energy technology as the way forward. Renewable energy projects are cited as a way to bring stable returns while also addressing the needs for low-carbon sources of energy. Mark Vachon, Vice President of GE ecomagination asserts that "companies that don't get this, risk of becoming irrelevant to the market place." He believes that businesses do not need to choose between economics and environmental performance.
Learn more about the Investor Summit on Climate Risk and Energy Solutions.
Image is a screenshot from the video.