Combating Climate Change: Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
Venue: Seminar Room 3-1, Level 3, Manasseh Meyer, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 469C Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259772
Speaker: Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland
Synopsis: Our generation of politicians, investors and entrepreneurs will be judged by future history according to the performance in the issues related to climate change and energy policies. Climate change knows no boundaries and consequences of climate change are terrifying. It leaves no other option but to act. In past years an intensive debate has been going on whether the best method to curb green house emissions is to agree on restrictions or to invest in new technologies. Today the picture is changing. The momentum for global arrangements to curb emissions is growing. Also the importance of creating incentives to engage the private sector in technology cooperation needs to be highlighted. R&D must be substantially scaled up, global technology objectives established and safe and sustainable technologies diffused. The objective of the Cleantech Finland brand is to develop clean technologies as the cornerstone of Finnish industries and to make Finland the leading country in the environmental business by 2012.
Details from the LKYSPP website.