2050 and Beyond: Innovation Today for Net-Zero Emissions
Wednesday October 25, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Paris Agreement set the world in motion for net-zero emissions by 2050 and its 188 climate plans all include this ground-breaking milestone. In 2010, estimated worldwide emissions from human activities totaled nearly 46 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases, a 35 percent increase from 1990. To reverse this growth curve, deep transformations will have to take place—and we have to imagine them today. For the private sector, achieving net-zero emissions will challenge current modes of production, manufacturing, consumption, product design, and financing tools. Participants will leave this session with a better understanding of the risks they will face and how to be prepared.