Gates Notes A message to the world at COP26

If we’re going to avoid the worst effects of a climate disaster, we need to make sure zero-carbon alternatives are affordable enough for people all over the world to use them.

If we’re going to scale the innovations that get us to zero, we need to reduce the cost difference between things that emit and things that don’t—a difference I call the Green Premium. The cost of the transition must be low enough that the whole world can afford it. To help make this happen, Breakthrough Energy recently announced the creation of Catalyst.

Bill Gates Founder, Breakthrough Energy

Today, Breakthrough Energy founder Bill Gates had the opportunity to address COP26 delegates at the World Leaders Summit in a session that was all about accelerating clean energy innovation and deployment. View his full remarks on

Nov 2, 2021 Updates from COP26