Time to get it on climate change
October 31, 2015
I spent a good part of last week surrounded by Canadian energy leaders from all sectors who get it. Sanity-restored.
Minister Glen Murray opened up the QUEST conference with an unequivocal message of urgency – of the consequences for us if we don’t act now and definitively on climate change.
Usually such honest messages receive criticism for fear it will make people feel hopeless. I get that. I have felt that.
I remember posting a Guardian article a few months ago on Facebook that reported the latest international scientific findings on climate change – it was not good. I immediately received criticism for sharing the article. Come to think of it, I had read the article because it had been shared by Minister Murray on twitter.
When a business develops strategy, they need to know what their key business imperatives are. So how do we develop a climate change strategy – at any level – without being explicit about the global and local imperatives.