Bill Gates’ climate investment can tackle injustice while cutting carbon, says Ashden
As Bill Gates steps up his work tackling climate change, climate solutions charity Ashden has welcomed his support at a crucial time – and called for climate investment everywhere to also address global injustice.
Ashden CEO Harriet Lamb said, ‘Bill Gates’ pledge to invest at least $2 billion in zero carbon technology over the next five years is timely. There is so much great innovation out there, but organisations – particularly smaller ones, or those based outside Europe and North America – tell us they often struggle to get financial backing. Meanwhile, coronavirus has put many climate enterprises at risk of collapse – so this investment is badly needed.
‘Of course, it is vital we all back climate innovation that tackles inequality as well as lowering emissions. Ahead of the crucial COP26 climate talks, these are the solutions that will get governments, businesses, charities and the public working together on the biggest challenge facing humanity.’