Climate Is Big Business conference will highlight business and investment opportunities in the transition toward strong resilient economies and societies that are healthy, equitable and innovative.
Matt Rodriguez, the secretary for environmental protection at the EPA wrapped up the day with closing remarks.
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Reflections included the importance of messaging, that California and the Netherlands and the other climate leaders will not back down in the face of challenges.
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During, Let’s Talk Business, innovators discuss how leading companies are pro-actively making the transition to low-carbon business models.
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Founder Hans van der Meer, explains how his trademarked ETM (Energy Transfer Merchant) works with both solar power and battery power.
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Frank Elderson, the director of De Nederlandsche Bank stated in his keynote address that, “We simply cannot sit back. We have reached a phase where the cost of inaction is greater than the cost of action.”
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Amory Lovins, the co-founder of the Rocky Mountains Institute explained the economics behind the clean economy disruption taking place.
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The Minister for the Environment from the Netherlands, Sharon Dijksma, spoke about the examples of close partnership between California and the Netherlands, as the 2 countries, “not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk” on climate change.
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Gov. Jerry Brown of California opened today’s session.
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The Netherlands feels great affinity with California’s approach to climate change. They both see that active climate policy is not only necessary; it’s also commercially attractive.
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By finding sustainable solutions, businesses can expand and strengthen their position in the market with smart innovations that help us tackle the effects of climate change. This is proving to be big business.
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