Tackling Climate Change in Turbulent Political Times

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Caio Koch-Weser, former chairman of European Climate Foundation in Berlin, talks to Laurence Tubiana of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations about important climate change policies and how to keep on track in the light of the recent US and upcoming European elections.

Caio Koch-Weser

DLD17 Conference Day 3

• we see two major revolutions today:

1) digitization

2) transition towards a low carbon future economy & society

• the second one is picking up speed

• breakthrough in Paris' climate conference after frustrating experience in Copenhagen

• the transition of power in the US might not stop the agenda against climate change, but slow it down significantly

Laurence Tubiana

DLD17 Conference Day 3

• do we have a plan?

• in Paris, we did have a plan: create optimism and converge expectations from many

• aim high – we can change directions, create a mindset for a self-fullfilling prophecy

• decentralized excercise of corporative action to achieve innovation

• sense of responsibility, assess results, we still have not achieved enough

• not forget people who are left aside, tremendous change – need to help people working in the fossil fuel industries transitioning

• the train has not left the station yet: it is a moment of choice for all of us

• we have to ask ourselves: are we doing enough?

• innovators can make this happen, it is a new frontier

• let's meet next year at DLD to review what we have accomplished

Mentioned in this live blog

Caio Koch-Weser
European Climate Foundation
Chairman of the Board
European Climate Foundation
Laurence Tubiana
Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)
Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

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