Jens Wolf, vice president and general manager of Europe, Enviva.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how societies, businesses, and governments view the world around them. Now more than ever, we understand that we are a part of a global community, a community that must come together to address our most important challenges. Whether those challenges are related to social, health, or economic concerns, a united global community can tackle them head on. This mindset also applies to climate change, one of the most pressing issues of our time.
Amid an unprecedented year battling a pandemic, we are still working towards reducing GHG emissions and building a better, more sustainable world. Over the last year, we’ve seen the share in demand for renewable energy rise as the demand for traditional power, driven by fossil fuels such as coal, has dropped.
For any sceptics on whether or not we are prepared to address the climate challenge, I would point them to the steps Europe and Asia have taken to implement policies to reduce GHG emissions by 2030 and decarbonise their respective economies by 2050. These policies will...