The first ever Global Clean Energy Action Forum took place 21-23 September in Pittsburgh, USA, and saw members of the world’s Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the ministerial for Mission Innovation (MI) in attendance. Clean Growth Fund’s Managing Partner, Beverley Gower-Jones, was one of six clean energy leaders selected to take part in a video that was used as part of the event’s proceedings.
The forum was attended by energy and science ministers from a total of 31 countries and will help to shape the clean energy agenda for COP27.
The video was also shared widely across social media and its message is clear – we must act now and all work together if we’re going to reach Net Zero targets, with investment in new clean technologies at the forefront to ensure that they are affordable and available at scale.
Julie Cerqueira, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of Energy opened the video: “Over 50% of emissions reductions depend on technologies that are not currently available. In this decade alone, $90 billion needs to be invested globally to demonstrate emerging technologies, prove their viability and commercialise them.”
Beverley’s message in the video highlighted the size of the opportunity for investors in green technology. Beverley said: “The opportunities for investors in clean energy are enormous. Clearly, solutions can’t have a massive impact without being commercially successful. This is the next industrial revolution and it’s the first that’s up against a time clock. There are clear advantages for investors who act swiftly and decisively.”
Other energy leaders featured in the video included those from Natural Resources Canada, the Energy Research Office Brazil, Institute of Technology Delhi and Fortescue Future Industries, Australia.