Like many people, sometimes I daydream of a beach when I need a momentary escape from daily life. My feet are buried in sand. Seagulls sing out as they ride the warm breeze blowing above me. In the sun, with the water’s edge a breath away, a beautiful beach is always an amazing mental refuge.
We are almost half way through the critical Road to Paris. The following few months that separate us from the pivotal COP21 will be instrumental in materializing the transition to a low-carbon economy. Being among the 2000 business leaders who came together at the Business & Climate Summit (BCS) in Paris I left with a clear sense of optimism about the change that is happening. The Summit clearly demonstrated that business is ready and willing to act to tackle the climate challenge. Low-carbon growth, driven by innovation, the right economic incentives and multilateral collaboaration, is the only way to secure sustainable profits and employment in the future. Business is increasingly aware of this opportunity and its support to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy is growing fast.