Saturday, September 26, 2015
Climate Week NYC 2015: Low Carbon Economic Opportunities (Video)
One such conference took place on September 23rd, it was titled "Corporations and Climate Adaptation: Innovation in Emerging Economies." At this event participants explored what's new in corporate climate adaptation. They learned about global innovation and best practices in resilience.
Panelists included judges and winners of The ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize*, which recognizes projects that measurably decrease climate-related vulnerabilities by enhancing food security, water access, coastal protection, ecosystem services, human habitats, infrastructure resiliency or human health or by improving government, economic or social structures.
In this video you can see Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's address for Climate Week NYC 2015. Scotland sees the move to a low carbon future as both a moral imperative and a massive economic opportunity. "In Scotland it’s one of the fastest growing parts of our economy, already employing 50,000 people," she says.
Climate Week 2015 is convened by The Climate Group, an award-winning, international non-profit. Their goal is a prosperous, low carbon future. They believe this will be achieved through a 'clean revolution': the rapid scale-up of low carbon energy and technology. Find out more about the Climate Group in this video:
Posted by Richard Matthews