The stunning U.S. election results are in, but we should refrain from thinking they will completely thwart climate action and the clean energy economy in the U.S. and around the world.
Today’s reality is that the transition to the low-carbon economy is irreversible, inevitable and fully underway. There’s no turning back.
More investors and businesses than at any time in history are working to seize the opportunities embedded in this emerging economy.
The facts are on our side. Tackling climate change is one of the greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century.
The business case for climate action and sustainability is stronger than ever, and the climate science is incontrovertible.
The vast majority of Americans, including leading investors, businesses and consumers, want to protect their livelihoods and families from climate change, water threats and other sustainability challenges.
What is important now is that business continues leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
We know that increasing clean energy investments stimulate economic growth, keep the U.S. competitive in the global economy, and create jobs faster than any other sector today.
Short-term political and economic changes will not slow our momentum.
We are committed to work with the new administration and our bipartisan allies in Washington. We want to make sure they fully understand what is at stake and to protect the gains that we have achieved in the face of climate change and other sustainability threats.
Investors and businesses are now, more than ever, the best messengers to deliver our message.
We will urge the new administration and Congress to swiftly act in order to protect future generations and build a more sustainable economy.
The full and original article can be viewed on Ceres.org
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