We convene and collaborate with partners to achieve the desired impact and since effective communication is critical to changing attitudes and enhancing understanding, media is key. We see philanthropy can help Asia toward a ‘business unusual” approach to low-carbon growth. Climate change is the existential challenge of our time. The 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report indicates that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are at historically high levels and “extremely likely” to be the dominant cause of changes to our climate.
Clearly, major shifts in consumption patterns, technology and regulation must drive the needed reductions in GHG emissions. At the same time, we must build resilience in our communities.