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Grand Challenges and OR: Net Zero Transition, Business for Good and Vaccinating the World

Weaver, Miles

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Abstract

The world meets again.

All eyes on Glasgow as the UK hosts the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) on 1 – 12 November 2021. Bringing together parties to accelerate action on climate in what is known as our final decade to act.

We are faced with the greatest challenge of all – to preserve a livable climate, that all life depends on. To do so, greenhouse-gas emissions must be reduced to net zero by 2050. ‘We’ are in a race, all of us, to transit to a low-carbon economy – it’s not going to be easy. Didn’t Kermit the frog sing “it’s not that easy to be green”?

We have three challenges this year:

How can OR help beyond COP26 in the transition to a net zero carbon future?
How can OR help leaders grow purpose driven, wellbeing businesses?
How can OR help with the global task to vaccinate the world?

Presentation Conference Type Keynote
Conference Name OR63 Online: Creating a better future
Start Date Sep 14, 2021
End Date Sep 16, 2021
Deposit Date Jan 20, 2022
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2836289
Publisher URL https://www.theorsociety.com/events/annual-conference/or63-grand-challenges/