This week, world leaders, business leaders, and civil society organizations are gathering in Paris for COP21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.
In his opening remarks at the conference, President Barack Obama states “…here in Paris, let’s show businesses and investors that the global economy is on a firm path towards a low-carbon future. If we put the right rules and incentives in place, we’ll unleash the creative power of our best scientists and engineers and entrepreneurs to deploy clean energy technologies and the new jobs and new opportunities that they create all around the world. There are hundreds of billions of dollars ready to deploy to countries around the world if they get the signal that we mean business this time. Let’s send that signal.” (Find his full address here.)
T’16s Nell Achtmeyer, Patrick Turevon, Kelsey MacEachern, and T’15 Christine Hou are participating in this historic event. We look forward to their reports over the next 2 weeks, as well as opportunities to continue the conversation here at Tuck in the winter and spring terms.