Taskforce on Low-Carbon Prosperity: Summary of Recommendations
In January, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, United Kingdom Prime Minister and Group of 20 Chairman Gordon Brown appealed for “business to formulate with us the economic and policy conditions that will incentivize their investment and that will bring the low-carbon economy into being.” In response, the Forum organized six multistakeholder working groups to examine how the transition to a low-carbon growth could be accelerated in key areas. These industry executives and experts collaborated in a series of workshops and virtual meetings on the Forum’s WELCOM platform. The implications of their work are profound. Their proposals constitute a potential new dimension of the emerging international architecture on climate change.