- Group of leading business and climate experts have called for urgent action on climate change
- Mission 2020 argue action is needed to shelter vulnerable populations from the worst impacts of climate change
- Vergnet recognises the need for action around the world to meet sustainability targets and is committed to providing cleaner energy.
A group of leading business and climate experts, led by former UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres, have called for urgent action on climate change in the next three years.
Mission 2020 believe this urgent action is needed to protect the remaining window of opportunity to shelter vulnerable populations from the worst impacts of climate change and safeguard the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Within the next three years Mission 2020 has called for six milestones to be achieved:
- Energy – Renewables to outcompete fossil fuels as new electricity sources worldwide.
- Infrastructure – Cities and states will have established plans and will implement policies and regulations with the aim to fully decarbonise infrastructure by 2050.
- Transport – Zero emission transport is the preferred form of all new mobility in the world’s major cities and transport routes.
- Land Use – Large-scale deforestation is replaced by large-scale land restoration and agriculture shifts to earth friendly practices.
- Industry – Heavy industry – including iron & steel, cement, chemicals, and oil & gas – commits to being Paris compliant.
- Finance – Investment in climate action is beyond USD $1trillion per year and all financial institutions have a disclosed transition strategy.
As a leading global renewable energy solutions provider, Vergnet recognises the need for action around the world to meet sustainability targets and is committed to providing cleaner energy.
Vergnet’s track record spans 25 years and includes successful solar and wind energy installations across the globe such as the Ashegoda wind farm in Ethiopia. This wind farm is the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa and it consists of 30 Vergnet GEV HP 1MW turbines, 54 Alstom Eco 74 turbines of 1.67 MW and a Alstom-Grid substation connected to the national grid (230 KV/130 MVA) which supplies power to over three million people.