What role does a changing environment have for business? According to the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, global GDP per capita is expected to fall 20% by 2050, this would be a similar reduction to that seen during the Great Depression. Therefore it has never been more important for our businesses to poise themselves to meet this challenge through increasing the resilience of the economic ecosystem to climate change.
Consumption drives emissions, the main factor behind climate change. What we choose to purchase at the store, how we commute to work, power our devices, heat our offices and homes and make our products, all of these require energy. This energy comes in the form of primarily fossil fuels and makes up more than 60% of global emissions.
Through the use of proper public policy we can help to create the incentives and market landscape changes necessary to address our security needs of the future. This Thursday at UMass Boston the CALC team will be bringing together the leading minds of business, climate policy and advocacy to discuss the challenges to overcome in creating this new economy.
Tickets are only available until Wednesday night and we encourage you to get yours today.
“Climate change, and how we address it, will define us, our era and ultimately the global legacy we leave for future generations.”
— Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations