It has been just over two years since the momentous day in December 2015, when we the gavel sounded and we reached a Global Climate Agreement at COP21.
Since then, the impacts of our warming planet are becoming increasingly obvious with new weather categories being defined, as well as extended drought periods and severe weather events becoming the norm.
Just as Paris signaled that only a unified world and governments working together could tackle our climate crisis, below50 was formed to unify the private sector and accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon transportation fuels. Importantly, below50 brings the entire supply chain together.
In bringing feedstock providers, fuel producers, and end users together with monitoring by respected NGOs, there is a clear commitment to work across the industrial white spaces that are so often the speed bumps to success. Created to achieve change on a global scale, but recognizing that there is still work to be done, below50 promotes all sustainable fuels that can achieve carbon reductions (of 50% or more) thereby accelerating scale up and market penetration. The global community of below50 has one goal: developing a carbon smart future.
LanzaTech is proud to be part of below50 and this call to action. I am thrilled that the group understands that we must take sensible steps to decarbonizing our transportation fuel sector while dreaming of reducing emissions further and someday transitioning this group to below70 and beyond.
As this report shows, below50 is about action and not about words; it’s about walking the walk together to create a low-carbon future. The time for talk is long over, the time to act is now.
Small steps to great things!