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Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps, Tesco Group CEO Ken Murphy, UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen and Spanish Minister for the Ecological Transition Teresa Ribera speak at day 2 of Reuters IMPACT

Day 2 of Reuters IMPACT saw thousands of attendees return for another bumper schedule of live interviews with global leaders from business, government, science and sustainability, discussing how to tackle climate action head on. 

Some of the many notable speakers today included Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport; Ken Murphy, Group CEO Tesco; Teresa Ribera, Deputy Prime Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Spain; Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UNEP; and Yuriko Koike, Governor, Tokyo, among many others.

On the third day of Reuters IMPACT tomorrow, you can expect to hear exclusive interviews with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, CEO of Greenpeace Jennifer Morgan, Stockholm Mayor Anna König Jerlmyr, CEO of Patagonia Inc Jenna Johnson, Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp, plus many more.

See below the news highlights from today’s forum:

Spain to ditch national approach if EU moves on energy markets -minister

Spain would prefer Europe-wide to national measures to help manage record-high power prices, Energy and Environment Minister Teresa Ribera told the Reuters Impact conference on Tuesday.

‘Please put a price on carbon’, says Europe’s biggest utility

“Please put a price on carbon,” Enel (ENEI.MI) Chief Executive Francesco Starace said in an interview at the Reuters Impact conference on Tuesday. Countries need to put a price on carbon to help the world cut greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate warming to agreed targets, the head of Europe’s biggest utility said.

Tesco treads tricky path to greener future

The head of Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco told the Reuters Impact conference that customers and investors want supermarkets to improve their environmental credentials but are not prepared to accept higher prices or lower returns as a trade-off.

China’s CMOC eyes solar and hydro for Congo copper-cobalt expansion

China Molybdenum Co is looking to tap more hydropower projects and potentially use solar energy as it expands its production of copper and cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo, Steele Li its vice chairman said.

IFC’s Diop calls for more climate financing for emerging markets

Climate change is “the greatest commercial opportunity” facing the world, but more needs to be done to boost private sector investment in developing markets, said Makhtar Diopan, Managing Director for International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Tuesday.

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