According to the billionaire, the world now needs a new, pure industrial revolution.
Gates: the world now needs a new industrial revolution / photo REUTERS
To avoid a climate catastrophe, the entire world must change the way we do business.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates wrote about this in an article for the magazine Wired.
The world now needs a new, clean industrial revolution to reach zero emissions by 2050, he said.
“We need new ways to grow food, make things, move around, generate electricity, heat and cool our buildings, all without emitting greenhouse gases,” writes Gates.
In his opinion, in 2022, there will be three events that will accelerate a significant transition to a clean economy.
One is that climate change will remain a top priority. “Since the 2008 recession, polls have shown that climate change has dropped significantly on the voter’s list of priorities around the world. However, in the current crisis, climate change is not fading into the background,” Gates writes.
Also, in his opinion, the leaders of the countries and business representatives will prepare specific plans to eliminate emissions.
Gates notes that in 2022 and beyond, loans will be provided to companies not only for investments in sustainable development, but also for the right types of investments, especially in clean technologies that reduce future emissions.
Read alsoCountries Adopt New Climate Pact in Glasgow
Investors will also increasingly invest in companies that are taking bold steps to fund the technology needed to achieve zero emissions.
In addition, Gates predicts increased collaboration between governments and private businesses. They will be able to create new working models to build markets for new products and accelerate the transition to a clean economy.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the concentration of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere in 2020 set a new record, and the annual growth rate exceeded the average for 2011-2020. This trend continued in 2021.