Outrage + Optimism is a weekly podcast about facing
the climate crisis and how we can thrive beyond it
Welcome to Season 3!
Everyone now knows that the climate crisis is real. In fact, we are experiencing the impacts around the globe already, some countries far more than others. Whilst tackling this challenge is certainly not easy, it is our responsibility to do so. The truth is, science shows that the window to avert the worst catastrophic impacts of climate change is very small – we need to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a mere nine years from now.
That means we cannot afford the luxury of time to despair. That is why we call this the most decisive decade in human history. Every week on Outrage + Optimism, we explore the challenges, frustrations and genuine outrage we need to face this crisis, and we explore the real changes already happening that offer the stubborn optimism we need to play our part in building a thriving new economy and world.
Join us on the rollercoaster journey, as we talk to politicians, scientists, artists and musicians changing culture, business leaders, investors and changemakers, bringing the future forward. Plus our special investigative series this season is in partnership with the Race to Zero, exploring the breakthroughs accelerating entire sectors – the power, transportation, building and food industries, and many more. Subscribe, stream or share a new episode every Thursday throughout 2021.
100. Financing The Race to Zero!
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Welcome to the third episode of our Race To Zero series!
In this episode, we show you the money. Finance is an absolutely crucial factor in accelerating our world towards a Net-Zero future, and with less than 9 years left to halve our global emissions and current investments and markets spiraling towards catastrophic risk, it’s going to take every financial lever we have to shift the global economy to a sustainable, equitable, and just system.
On topics of investment, divestment, engagement, and tropical carbon pricing, you’ll hear from:
Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Prime Minister Johnson’s Finance Adviser for COP26
Amal-Lee Amin, Director of Climate Change at CDC and Senior Advisor to the UK COP26 Unit
Thomas Di Napoli, New York State Comptroller
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF
And of course our good friend,
Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26
The race is on! Buckle up and hit play.
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