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COP26: Accelerating uptake of the next generation of climate solutions and a 21st century innovation ecosystem: Opportunities in the 4th industrial revolution

November 4, 2021
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Much of the current focus within the work to stop climate change is on how to reduce emissions from existing sectors, instead of viewing digitalisation and other 21st century trends as an opportunity to implement truly useful and necessary innovations on a large scale. During the launch of the UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub at COP26 in Glasgow, Mission Innovation’s Net-Zero Compatibility Initiative and UNFCCC gathered leading scientists and actors to discuss how the uptake of 1.5 °C compatible innovations can be accelerated in support of solution providers and to build support for a 21st century innovation ecosystem framework in support of an expanded innovation agenda with focus on solution providers and human needs and a flourishing future for 11 billion people. Speakers at the event were: Catharina Sandberg, CEO, LEAD; Charlie Wilsson, Professor, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; Xavier Troussard, Head of the New European Bauhaus Unit - Joint Research Centre at the European Commission; Marco Duso, principal BCG, and co-initiator BCG Green Ventures; Riyong Kim, Head of Natural Capital and Ecosystems, EEA; Anthony Hobley, Co-Executive Director of Mission Possible Partnership & Executive Fellow at the World Economic Forum, Mission Possible Partnership & World Economic Forum; Ganesh Das, Chief, Strategy, Collaborations, Innovation and R&D at Tata Power-DDL and CEO, Clean Energy International Incubation Centre; Dennis Pamlin, Head/Senior Advisor, Mission Innovation’s Net-Zero Compatibility Initiative/RISE