We need to stop talking about what we can’t do, and start talking about what we can
Green Angel Syndicate CEO, Nick Lyth, asks the world’s leaders gathering later in the year to move on:
Surely it’s time to stop talking about who is to blame. We have to get on with doing what we all agree has to be done to arrest the warming and put the changes to our climate into reverse.
Green Angel Syndicate, one of the largest angel syndicates in the UK, and the only one specialising in the fight against Climate Change, believes that the battle against climate change will not be won by debating what we cannot do, it will be won by talking about what we can do, and doing it.
“We invest in climate tech innovations that help to reduce and reverse carbon emissions, transforming the industrial and engineering systems on which we depend,” Lyth continued. “If we can get this right, we stand a chance of meeting the challenges the IPCC report describes.”
The IPCC report has served one useful purpose, however, which is to move the headlines away from the pandemic and onto the climate crisis. The terms of the report are too shocking to be ignored. They have been widely reported by the media, sparing nothing in the description of real and existential dangers coming to threaten us all.
Boris Johnson has called the IPCC Report "sobering reading" and a "wake-up call". COP26 President Alok Sharma says the report “shows all too clearly… the deficiency of our response [to the climate crisis] to date”.
In an open letter to industry this month, the Government challenged institutional investors to create ‘an investment big bang’ for a green recovery. This is laudable, but the public sector must also play its part. Here at Green Angel Syndicate we urge the UK Government to lead the way and act now. Here are 3 steps that we believe would be most effective for delivering the ‘deep emissions cuts’ the IPCC report calls for:
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Green Angel Syndicate (GAS) is one of the largest active angel syndicates in the UK and the only one specialising in the fight against Climate Change. GAS has attracted over 290 members and invested more than £10 million in 27 start-up or early-stage companies across 10 different economic sectors.
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