23 September 2019
At the landmark UN Climate Action Summit, energy company Ørsted made it clear that the world must build green energy faster and at scale to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and limit global warming to 1.5°C.
UN Secretary General António Guterres clearly stated the agenda of the Summit when he said: “I want to hear about how we are going to stop the increase in emissions by 2020, and dramatically reduce emissions to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century.”
To do so, governments must enhance plans to reduce their countries’ carbon emissions and progress climate goals, while businesses must rapidly remove emissions across their operations and deliver sustainable solutions to consumers.
Rapid shift to green energy
For Ørsted, a rapid global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is fundamental to reducing carbon emissions in half by 2030 and limiting global warming below 1.5°C.