Climate change can seem like a problem that’s either too big – or too far down the road – to solve.
But we know the main sources of the majority of today’s global greenhouse gas emissions: manufacturing (31 percent), electricity (27 percent), agriculture (19 percent), transportation (16 percent), and buildings (7 percent). To get to zero, we’ll need to tackle all of these Five Grand Challenges – and we need to get started right away.
While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution in any of these sectors, we know we have to speed up the cycle of innovation and attract patient, risk-tolerant capital. That means investing in research and development, creating market demand for clean technologies, and designing public policy that encourages consumers and companies to make environmentally-friendly choices across all Five Grand Challenges.