As the saying goes “where there is a will there is a way”, this week’s UN climate summit in New York reinstated hopes that we could have a concerted global agenda to fight against climate change.
Besides the pledge by president Obama and China (the two biggest emitters of GHGs) to take fast action against climate change, the Rockefeller Brothers fund built on the profits of the Standard Oil Company announced they are selling out from the fossil fuel industry.
The announcement by the fund caught my attention the most. John D Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company and therefore the fund’s move to invest in clean energy is a great boost in the fight a against climate change.
With these new developments, we could be seeing the birth of the much needed political and business will whose absence has for long been responsible for the inaction in the fight against global warming.
For the rest of us in the developing world however, a lot remains to be done for the consequences of the changing climate are undoing years’ worth of development efforts besides threatening entire livelihood of communities.