Rob van Leen, Chief Innovation Officer of DSM
It helps to accelerate the 100% renewable energy and time is of the essence! Climate change is a real issue, as confirmed by the overwhelming majority of scientists. The scientific debate is over. Almost 200 Heads of State who signed the Paris Agreement and many large and small companies worldwide agree: action is needed. Climate change is impacting already today the lives of many. We need to address it by working together across the world. Governments, companies, scientists, and NGOs, all have a role to play. No one can do this in isolation. Where governments -rightly so- have the mandate to define the policy context via laws and regulations, businesses like DSM can help delivering on the Paris Agreement ambitions with innovations that will generate jobs while ensuring low-carbon prosperity. I am convinced that 100% renewable energy can only be achieved through cross-border collaboration. With the Bright Minds Challenge DSM and partners are will help accelerate the 3 finalists with the scaling of solutions for 100% renewable energy – focusing on solar and energy storage.