The Pivot to Purpose: The Climate Crisis is Invigorating a Workforce Focused on Climate Tech

Climate Tech

But you probably already knew this:

Upon its release in early April, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the most recent (Working Group III) IPCC report “a file of shame, cataloging the empty pledges that put us firmly on track toward an unlivable world.” And he put the blame on governments and corporations for failing to act and leaving “a litany of broken climate promises.”

While his biting proclamations made headlines, the part of his message about running toward “an unlivable world” is not new. Past reports have said the same thing. The window to act has been closing for years. And, in fact, our chances of reducing greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to keep warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius—the goalposts set by the Paris 2015 climate negotiations—are dwindling.

But here’s some good news: There is an upwelling of people, both mid-career and early entrants into the job market, who are quite eager to pick up governments’ and corporations’ slack and devote their work lives to confronting climate change at innovative startups. Read the full article on Activate.

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