Building a sustainable future requires everyone to step up
London / 25 June 2020
In March, when we launched the #cleanfuturenow initiative we said that our world stands at a crossroads. The choices being made by politicians, corporations and citizens around the world will define the future of our planet for generations to come. As we all know, the need for swift and decisive action is great.
Our challenge is to look at how we can respond to this combined crisis in a way that ensures we recover in a way that is sustainable, socially, economically and environmentally. Throughout the #cleanfuturenow initiative, we’ve sought to do justice to the sheer variety of these responses. Academics, corporations, communities, and governments are all mobilizing on a global scale to protect the integrity of our environment while we still can.
We engaged with our own employees here at Siemens Gamesa to show the variety of people working day in day out to stop the harmful effects of climate change. Whether that’s our engineer who corresponds with refugees, the host of ambitious women working for us across the world, or employees like Rusty Curniuk who have left fossil fuel companies to join us in transforming the world’s energy mix our company knows, perhaps better than any other, the focus and determination it takes to successfully build a renewable energy future.
Global warming requires us to act today, not tomorrow. We need to think in a joined-up way to protect livelihoods, support economic growth and investment, and deliver on the energy transition. If we don’t, we will fail in our duty to protect our planet and our society. We believe our mission is to unite these three aims.
Our world faces great challenge. But with commitment, optimism and inventiveness, together we can create a future that is cleaner, greener and more sustainable. By stepping up to the challenges of today we can build a #cleanfuturenow.