More About Our Work on Climate Change
Our planet's future depends on the way we produce and consume energy today. Most climate scientists agree that we must dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions or face devastating consequences; already, rising temperatures and changing weather patterns are disrupting natural and economic systems and exacerbating intense poverty and health pandemics. Yet we are only just beginning to recognize that the answer to how we protect the environment is inextricably tied to how we power our economies.
By targeting the root causes of climate change, we can develop solutions to help change the course of our planet’s future. Communities that depend on forests can be engaged in conserving them. Small islands can be empowered to transition from imported diesel fuel to readily available renewable sources of power. Businesses in America and abroad can improve the energy use of buildings and promote energy efficiency within their work force. And collectively, we can demonstrate that measures to protect our environment can also benefit our economies by saving money for governments and businesses and creating local jobs.