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Climate experts weigh in on obstacles, priorities and hope

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By illuminem briefings

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illuminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece on The New York Times or enjoy below

🗞️ Driving the news: A variety of leaders in industry, environment, and governance convened at The New York Times Climate Forward event to discourse on tangible solutions to the escalating climate crisis
• These dialogues underscored the urgent need for remedial actions and innovative solutions to lessen environmental impacts as the climate continues to change

🔭 The context: The discussion reflects how the pace at which clean energy transition is happening, the role of current political and economic institutions, and the disconnect between nature and humanity are global issues of growing concern to individuals across sectors

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: These conversations are pivotal as they shed light on the multifaceted challenges and the imperative of coherent and immediate actions to address climate change
• They emphasized ending the era of fossil fuels and focusing on innovative, sustainable solutions and equitable transitions to ensure the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants

⏭️ What’s next: The need for immediate and unified action suggests that the trajectory towards clean and sustainable solutions will necessitate enhanced collaboration, innovative solutions, and relentless pursuit from all sectors of society

💬 One quote: “If I could do one thing unilaterally to slow climate change, it would be to end the era of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas." (Ebony Twilley Martin, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA)

📈 One stat: The U.S. electric power industry has reduced emissions by 36 percent over the last 18 years

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