Pedro's recent article for the World Economic Forum's Agenda explores California's progress on climate goals and discusses what more governments can do. Below is a brief snapshot of the article:
A sub-headline in a New York Times story on the sobering report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on climate adaptability declared, “Countries aren’t doing nearly enough to protect against the disasters to come as the planet keeps heating up.”
For those of us working to mitigate and adapt to the looming effects of climate change, the study reinforced how critical our mission is.
In November, at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), I observed a palpable sense of urgency to act now. We have the same urgency in California, where Edison International and our utility subsidiary, Southern California Edison (SCE), along with our global energy advisory subsidiary, Edison Energy, are supporting transportation and building electrification as key tools to decarbonize the economy. I am reassured that the global community, in many ways, is aligned with the direction that California is already headed.
To read the full article, visit www.weforum.org.