The 77 year-old Dutchman, who spent 50 years in the shipping trade before pivoting to renewables, explains why the projects he led haven't worked and why the energy transition has been relatively slow in Southeast Asia.
Volatility in oil and gas markets has been devastating for middle-income energy exporters, which produce nearly half of the world’s oil and gas. As the world shifts to renewables, these countries must adopt strategies to ensure that the transition does not harm workers and communities.
The world's imperfect responses to climate change, biodiversity loss, the Covid-19 pandemic, rising energy and food costs, and war reveal international systems in dire need of redesign.
What's missing from the post-pandemic rebuilding efforts is a major meeting of world and business leaders. G20 and the United Nations should step up to the task. Green hydrogen, jobs and help for the vulnerable should be key focus areas.
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Most schools only teach the science of climate change. Green School gives the skills needed to live in a warming world. Eco-Business asked Green School's Leslie Medema how to be real with children about climate change without scaring them.