Sir David King on the importance of partnerships between every stakeholder – and every generation – to achieve decarbonization goals
No single organization has all the solutions to combat climate change. We cannot succeed in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by working in silos.
A situation of this magnitude demands collaboration between all parties, sometimes even between competitors. It demands partnerships between the visionaries who foresaw the crisis, today's experts and tomorrow's innovators.
It’s a huge responsibility, and an urgent challenge, to reduce this impact. But our potential for meeting this challenge is also huge, provided that the whole energy sector works together.
Sir David King, Cambridge University professor and founder of the Centre for Climate Repair, has predicted the current crisis for many years. Young Siemens Energy engineer Amber O’Connor is working with a global team and has set up a venture to find revolutionary ways to fund renewable energy research, which is exactly what the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge does.
Though the dangers of greenhouse gases have been known for some time, emissions have actually been continuing to grow in recent years. The urgency of coming together to take effective action could not be clearer.