Nov 15, 2019
Season 2 | Episode 1 | The Price Is Right - PART I
Renowned economist Lord Nicholas Stern literally wrote the book on carbon pricing – well, the Stern-Stiglitz High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices. He and IFC Vice President Hans Peter Lankes join ClimateBiz to discuss the basics of carbon prices, what businesses need to know, and what this means for international development.
Nov 15, 2019
Season 2 | Episode 1 | The Price Is Right - PART II
In Part II, Marcene and Shari interviewed two business leaders, Feike Sijbesma and Anand Mahindra, to discuss the report they co-chaired on Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness.
Oct 3, 2019
Season 1 | Episode 16 | Cooling a Warming World
Ironically, cooling our buildings, transport, and industry is a major contributor to climate change. Jim Maguire from Sustainable Development Capital joins ClimateBiz to discuss the financing mechanisms for efficient, sustainable cooling.
Aug 22, 2019
Season 1 | Episode 15 | Pulling Carbon out of Thin Air
Carbon Engineering captures carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and turns it into fuel. CEO Steve Oldham joined ClimateBiz to discuss how carbon capture has a big role to play in the ambitious targets laid out by the Paris Agreement.
Aug 8, 2019
Season 1 | Episode 14 | Taking Innovation to a Higher Altitude
They said it was impossible to produce enough energy from the sun to power an airplane. But Bertrand Piccard did it. And he flew that plane around the world. It took a larger wingspan, a lighter aircraft, and a commitment to showing how protecting the environment does not have to reduce quality of life. Bertrand joined ClimateBiz to discuss his Solar Impulse Foundation and how it builds on the success of the solar plane to scale up 1,000 profitable, innovative climate solutions.
Jul 25, 2019
Season 1 | Episode 13 | Plastic Bank
David Katz, founder and CEO of Plastic Bank, joins ClimateBiz to discuss how his company turns plastic waste into currency to fight ocean plastic and help people ascend from poverty at the same time. Roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year. These plastics cost society up to $2.5 trillion a year in damage and lost resources from tourism and aquaculture. This episode explores the link between climate change and ocean plastic and how innovative ways to recycling plastic could help to change human behavior, capture value in waste, and create new markets.
Jul 11, 2019
Season 1 | Episode 12 | Offshore Wind: The New Wave
Henrik Stiesdal, a wind industry pioneer who installed the first offshore wind farm in 1991, joins ClimateBiz to discuss how offshore wind has become a major player in electricity generation. Cumulative investments in offshore wind are projected to reach $350 billion by 2030, just over a decade from today. This episode explores where the sector stands today, and which technologies and regions are poised to see the most development.
Jun 13, 2019
Season 1 | Episode 11 | The French Connection to the Climate Transition
The transition to a low carbon economy in a socially responsible way needs to happen fast…but it also needs to be done right. Brune Poirson, Secretary of State for the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, joins ClimateBiz to discuss President Macron’s approach to climate leadership both domestically and internationally. Tune in to hear about ambitious approaches for everything from plastics to fashion to the financial sector, and how social responses such as the gilets jaunes (“yellow jackets”) influence the conversation.