By Gary Thomas
The necessity for a “Clean Revolution” to help the world come out of recession has been highlighted by Tony Blair and a group of international business leaders and statesmen. Tony Blair and the business leaders referred to the “Clean Revolution” as a historic opportunity that will save the world from recession and foresee a sustainable and stable future. This revolution will save depreciating economies, improve energy security and create better job opportunities.
The Climate Group and a number of business and government partners have taken the initiative to launch the “Clean Revolution” campaign in Rio.
Tony Blair referred to the Clean Revolution as the expressway to the Green Economy. The urgent need for the Clean Revolution is because of the present financial crisis and increased geopolitical tensions as the result of insufficient energy security.
The CEO of The Climate Group, Mark Kenber stated that business and Government leaders have already started to lead the world into a sustainable future by considering the Clean Revolution as an opportunity to prevent recession in the future.
Special Envoy for Climate Change of The World Bank, Andrew Steer stated that The World Bank is proud to be part of the Clean Revolution in order to demonstrate that voluntary leadership will lead to success that is profitable and that can inspire others as well.
The launch event of the Clean Revolution included the following speakers:
Quebec's Premier Jean Charest, Prince Albert of Monaco; Professor Wang Yi of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Andrew Steer Special Envoy for Climate Change from The World Bank; Georg Kell, UN Global Compact Executive Director; and senior representatives from the Dutch Postcode Lottery, Phillips and Suzlon.