Businesses must include sustainability as a pillar of their strategy, and there are more role models than one thinks. Here are our CEO Kristof's findings from the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
The truth is, “electric cars” has always been a heavily Googled search term, whether it be those electric toy cars for the kids, or the grownup version. The search term hit its peak in 2008, right when Tesla launched its first electric car – the Tesla Roadster.
Ever since garages became a thing in Silicon Valley, an endless array of businesses have sprung up promising “to make the world a better place”. Now that President Trump has announced to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, it appears that we need businesses like these more than ever.
193 Parties agreed to the Paris Agreement at COP21 last year. This agreement strengthened the global response to the threat of climate change, promising to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius.
The agreement in Paris concluded what was not achieved in Copenhagen in 2009. Representatives from 195 nations agreed to hold themselves responsible reducing CO2 emissions to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial revolution levels, and to strive for 1.5 degrees if attainable.
More than 30,000 people have gathered in Paris for the COP21 climate negotiations. 140+ world-leaders, NGO’s, national governments and business leaders will try to form an agreement to alter/slow down climate change.