John Ashton was the UK Government lead negotiator in global climate talks for six years. He just gave this speech to an energy industry conference in Paris. He addressed it to Ben van Beurden, CEO of Shell, urging him and his industry to heed the global crisis of climate change.
“For anyone to truly shake things up, they would need to alter the logic of the system itself. They would need to change its pattern.” The One Party Planet The good news is that patterns are changing. It is people like you and me who are changing them.
There is a real push going on right now to move the debate about climate change into a “solutions” space. Be it Naomi Kleins’ Beautiful solutions initiative, the debate triggered by the Rockefeller Foundation’s decision to divest from fossil fuels, or that lots of people are talking solutions.