In case you haven't heard, the 2019 United Nations COP in Madrid was a big ole' disappointment.
Despite the array of alarming scientific reports detailing how our planet is hanging on edge of the metaphorical swirling toilet, the annual gathering of climate change policy makers, NGOs, and scientists from 180+ countries did not get much accomplished.
And how about private sector coalitions like We Are Still In, a commitment to climate change solutions representing "more than half of all Americans, and taken together, they represent $6.2 trillion, a bigger economy than any nation other than the U.S. or China."
For a sense of this scale, this coalition is coordinated by The American Sustainable Business Council, B Team, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Center for American Progress, Ceres, CDP, Climate Mayors, Climate Nexus, C40, C2ES, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs, Georgetown Climate Center, Health Care Without Harm, ICLEI, National League of Cities, Rocky Mountain Institute, Second Nature, Sierra Club, Sustainable Museums, The Climate Group, We Mean Business, World Resources Institute (WRI), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
So, should you be a little depressed about the latest COP outcomes? Yep.
But instead of hiding in a corner like mistreated, bashful dogs, let this be a reminder to us Entrepreneurs for Impact that our work is needed now more than ever.
Stand up, y'all. Let's put on those big boy (or girl) pants and redouble our efforts.
In 20 years, our kids or grandkids will ask us what we were doing all these years?