POTUS and VP Harris have "gathered 40 heads of state including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, Pope Francis, Bill Gates, the heads of NATO and the World Bank, corporate executives" and others. The summit follows the EU agreeing to a provisional deal on "sweeping climate legislation that aims to slash the bloc's net greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to 1990 levels by 2030."The White House is "attempting to use this meeting to encourage other countries to make commitments to slash emissions before 2030."VISIT > https://www.state.gov/leaders-summit-on-climate/schedule/READ > https://bit.ly/2PaTx93
Apple has created a $200 million fund to invest in forestry projects to help remove carbon from the atmosphere while also generating financial returns for its investors, the company said Thursday. The Restore Fund will invest in forest properties that are managed to increase carbon removal and produce timber. The goal is to remove 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere.MORE > https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/15/22385552/apple-200-million-fund-climate-change-environment
Like any change journey, the road to net zero involves several distinct steps. Decarbonization is no longer just an option. Across of the world,
companies with ambitions to stay in business over the long term are
already on a 30- or 40-year journey to net-zero emissions. Companies can both decarbonize and boost long-term growth. But it means
pushing beyond abatement curves’ focus on cost and instead empowering
people—while making a few big, strategic bets.
McKinsey, on the future of EVs and mobility, suggests it is being pre-determined via 4 major trends:* Increasing capital market support* The growing global influence of the Chinese consumer*The urgent need to reduce emissions, and* The developing skills for EV automation/productionIn this article, McKinsey & Co provide a compelling case for continuing investment in EVs and mobility, beyond most other industry sectors