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Pulling the Emergency Brake on Climate Change: What You Can Do NOW To Keep Our Planet From Warming

Jonathan Foley Project Drawdown

Addressing climate change demands that we take bold and immediate action—above anything we have done to date. Numerous researchers have called for achieving “net zero” by 2050, but to do this, we need to cut greenhouse gas emissions nearly in half by the early 2030s – something that will require huge shifts in capital, business, technology, policy, and behavior.

Fortunately, all of this is possible. And it starts by pulling the emergency brake – deploying the fastest, largest, and lowest-cost climate solutions. For funders, business leaders, policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and other members of the impact ecosystem, there’s never been a better time to drive real change by investing in and scaling these emergency brakes.

This session features climate expert Dr. Jonathan Foley from Project Drawdown in discussion with nonprofit leaders driving action on three critical emergency brakes – Lindsey Allen, Executive Director of the Climate & Land Use Alliance, which is focused on deforestation; Dana Gunders, Executive Director of ReFED, which is working on food waste reduction; and Stephan Nicoleau, who focuses on methane reduction. They’ll discuss the huge opportunities for progress offered by these and other climate change mitigation strategies, what it will take to scale them and start seeing results, and who needs to raise their hand to be a part of the solution.

Track

Deploying Climate Capital

Format

Panel (3 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameDana Gunders
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationReFED
  • NameLindsey Allen
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationClimate & Land Use Alliance
  • NameStephan Nicoleau
  • TitleManaging Director, FullCycle and Founder, Astra Project
  • OrganizationFullCycle Fund, Astra Project

Description

Addressing climate change demands that we take bold and immediate action—above anything we have done to date. Numerous researchers have called for achieving “net zero” by 2050, but to do this, we need to cut greenhouse gas emissions nearly in half by the early 2030s – something that will require huge shifts in capital, business, technology, policy, and behavior.

Fortunately, all of this is possible. And it starts by pulling the emergency brake – deploying the fastest, largest, and lowest-cost climate solutions. For funders, business leaders, policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and other members of the impact ecosystem, there’s never been a better time to drive real change by investing in and scaling these emergency brakes.

This session features climate expert Dr. Jonathan Foley from Project Drawdown in discussion with nonprofit leaders driving action on three critical emergency brakes – Lindsey Allen, Executive Director of the Climate & Land Use Alliance, which is focused on deforestation; Dana Gunders, Executive Director of ReFED, which is working on food waste reduction; and Stephan Nicoleau, who focuses on methane reduction. They’ll discuss the huge opportunities for progress offered by these and other climate change mitigation strategies, what it will take to scale them and start seeing results, and who needs to raise their hand to be a part of the solution.

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