Season 1, Episode 22: Climate Week NYC 2021: Getting It Done: Critical moments in the Climate Decade and How to Get There

Global business and government leaders have announced ambitious climate commitments, laying out targets with fast-approaching end dates. ‘Net Zero’ will define our politics and economies for decades to come, from energy to transport, industry to food; the opportunities are endless, and the risks of inaction are profound. But despite our ambitions and actions so far, despite the science setting us targets, and knowing we must halve emissions by 2030, all trajectories suggest we are vastly off track to meet all the commitments made. We need greater leadership in this Climate Decade. Many of the technologies, the tools, and the pathways to deliver these targets are available, right now. Growth in the green economy will continue to outpace traditional sectors and we can rebalance our relationship with nature, but only if governments take urgent policy decisions and greater business action starts today. The Hub Live’s opening flagship event will explore what needs to happen now to make 2030 and 2050 commitments a reality. How do we get back on track, what critical policy interventions, technology development, and investment decisions must converge, and when do key climate millstones need to be hit across the Climate Decade to Get It Done?


• Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

• Ezgi Barcenas, CSO, AB InBev • John Kerry U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

• Dr. Faith Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency • Helen Clarkson, CEO, Climate Group

• Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, Project Drawdown •

Bill Gates, Founder, Breakthrough Energy

• Simon Glynn, Partner and Co-lead, Climate & Sustainability, Oliver Wyman

• Aongus Hegarty, President, International Markets, Dell Technologies

• Catherine MacGregor, CEO, ENGIE

• Nisha Pillai, Event Host, Former BBC World News Anchor

• Prof Dr. Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor in Earth System Science, University of Potsdam

• The Hon. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister, Scottish Government

• Judith Wiese, Managing Board Member & Labor Director, Siemens AG


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