The Global Roundtable on Climate Change (GROCC) met for the past 2 years
to address how large corporations could positively influence this critical
issue. Hosted by Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
and President Olafur Grimsson of Iceland, publicly traded companies are
making significant commitments to reduce their carbon footprint.
The consensus Summary
Statement is attached, signed by leading corporations, academic institutions,
the President of Iceland and GENI. We were honored to join
with the GROCC members, as we shared our energy strategy with hundreds
of executives from the US, Europe and Asia. You can add your signature
to this growing global commitment at: http://www.nextgenerationearth.org/signatures/add/
Just weeks ago, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) released their 4th report stating that
climate change is very likely caused by human activities. The report
warns of increasing storms, agricultural dislocations, spreading tropical
diseases, melting glaciers and rising sea levels. It's sobering to realize that climate change will affect the lives of everyone
on the planet now, and for generations to come.
The National Day of Climate Action is planned for Saturday, April
14. If you'd like to host or join an event in your community, sign up
On occasion we write articles and editorials that we deem important to
the debate. "What's
Needed a Design Science Revolution" is our urgent
statement on the climate issue, advocating solutions based on Comprehensive
Anticipatory Design Science. We all need to do "more with less"
creating tools that are faster, cheaper, use less energy and resources
to meet the needs of society in a sustainable manner. The final paragraph
highlights what you can do right now.
In partnership for the planet,