01 Dec 2015:
Paris COP21 — Business Leaders
Announce 'Breakthrough Energy Coalition'
Global leaders announced 'Mission Innovation.'
A group of leading business people and technology entrepreneurs — including Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and Jack Ma of China’s Alibaba Group — have announced in Paris a new initiative to spur investment
in low-carbon energy technologies. The Breakthrough Energy Coalition
says it will work closely with governments and research institutions to “mobilize investment in truly transformative
energy solutions for the future.” At a news conference, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman said that “the swords that cut this Gordian knot” of fossil fuel dependence will be “breakthrough technologies built and deployed by entrepreneurial companies with global scope.” The coalition will work closely with governments to invest in and develop the technologies, and at the Paris conference the leaders of 21 nations — including China, the U.S., and Brazil — announced the formation of a Mission Innovation
initiative to make clean energy available worldwide.
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An indigenous tribe’s deadly fight to save its ancestral land in the Amazon rainforest from logging. Learn more.
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Residents of the Chocó Rainforest in Ecuador are choosing to plant cacao over logging in an effort to slow deforestation.
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