Policy Exchange recently hosted
Bill Gates, Co-Chair of
the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of
Gates was exclusively interviewed in Policy Exchange's
London office by Rt Hon
Jeremy Hunt MP, Chair of the
Health Select Committee.
wide ranging discussion Gates warns that limiting
warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius "will be very
'difficult'... I doubt that we'll be able to achieve
founder of Microsoft argues that innovation is the key
to breakthroughs on climate change, especially in
winning over India and China to the net zero agenda.
praises the UK's climate leadership, noting that Britain
"gets a very good grade on climate progress" and has
been "exemplary" on reducing carbon emissions.
Gates's remarks on climate change were picked up by The
Times, Financial Times. Evening Standard, and CNBC.
Gates warns that tens of
billions need to be spent in a research effort to ensure
the world is better prepared for the next pandemic.
Gates calls for a new international 'Pandemic' Task Force,
with a budge of about $1 billion per year, to "germ
game" future pandemics and bioterrorist attacks.
BBC's Today program, The Guardian and the Evening
Standard 'reported' on this...