Success: Global Elite Agree to Faster Renewable Energy Transition

Target: Gim Huay Neo, Managing Director, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum

Goal: Steer a tangible shift from fossil fuels to renewables.

The ForceChange community took timely action and sent this petition to the World Economic Forum. The signers demanded that the global elite finally drive past climate change denial to support a faster transition to green energy. Participants at the crucial economic event could not agree more on the need for renewable adoption as a survival strategy in a polluted world. In a milestone shift from a mindset of denial, policymakers agreed that climate change is undoubtedly the greatest challenge of this era. A formative consensus was also achieved to speed up the renewable energy transition.

The climate change crisis dominated the collective mood at the recently concluded Davos event. Organizers at the WEF presented a Global Risk Report, which identified climate change as the ‘greatest challenge’ of this era. The global elite emphasized the urgent need and the courage to catalyze a paradigm shift towards a future powered by green energy. Faith Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) commented that renewable is the ‘energy of peace,’ in sharp contrast to fossil fuels. Birol also said that the mindset has changed from emphasizing environmental concerns to energy security. Furthermore, he concluded that green energy presents a ‘long-lasting solution’ in the face of a looming environmental collapse.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, presented a roadmap for the complete decarbonization of the EU. She insisted that the transition to a net-zero future is the greatest transformation of this age. John Kerry, the US climate envoy, was of the view that the only way to prevent catastrophic damage and shift to a ‘new energy economy’ was to invest heavily in sustainable energy. IEA Executive Director Birol lauded the potential of the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to boost green energy investments. Other key developments discussed at the WEF include the REPowerEU, the Fit for 55 Plan, the PLI Scheme in India, China’s latest 5-year plan, and the Green Transformation Program of Japan.

Sign the petition below to appreciate the efforts underlined at the WEF to fast-track the transition to eco-friendly energy at a global scale.  Although a lot is yet to be done, the shift in global policy mindset is a welcome change.


Dear Managing Director Gim Huay Neo,

The Global Risk Report presented at the WEF underlines climate change as the ‘greatest challenge’ of this era. Key participants at the Davos event agreed to the urgent need for a change to renewable energy. The Executive Director of the IEA, Faith Birol, described renewable power as the ‘energy of peace,’ with the potential for a long-lasting solution in the face of a looming environmental collapse.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, presented a legislative roadmap for the European Union to achieve net-zero status in the near future.  Other global leaders and policymakers at the WEF presented several key developments in accelerating the transition to green energy.

Thank you for playing an important role in achieving this milestone shift towards renewable energy transition.


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