Also hosts global collaboration on energy to define a future path
DuPont has announced that it brought together a panel of distinguished experts at a debate held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, along with key global partners. Moderated by BBC World News host, Adam Shaw, the focus of the debate was defining a future energy path. Pointing out that by 2035, global demand for energy will increase by almost 40% and that currently more than 1.5 billion people worldwide are without access to electricity, DuPont claimed that all the panelists believed that one of the most important challenges our generation faces – a world that can adequately meet its present and future energy needs – could be addressed by working together.
The company also announced its sponsorship of the second series of the BBC World News programme, Horizons, presented by Shaw. The series continues the journey across the globe in search of ideas and businesses that may succeed over the next decade in tackling the planet’s biggest challenges, DuPont revealed, and added, that the new season of Horizons is being aired on BBC World News in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
According to DuPont, the Middle East has a lot at stake as it bolsters its energy agenda, with demand for power in the region reportedly projected to grow at more than seven per cent per year over the next decade, while the Arab World is also posting the fastest rising per capita greenhouse gas emissions in the world. Governments and investors are thus eyeing long-term solutions that can meet both growing power demand and the high environmental standards being set by Arab leaders.