Anthony Giddens has opened the conference with some introductory remarks, calling for a revolution in our thinking about climate change, led by a positive message of hope and opportunity. Giddens also asserts that business must be on board. Environmental progressivism must be aloud to succeed in business, and must be incentivised. Political polarisation needs to be avoided, especially with regard to the assertions that “green is the new red” – this polarises and dissuades other political parties from engaging with cimate change.
*Live notes – not verbatim