Beyond Politics Webinar at the Environmental Law Institute

Mike Vandenbergh and I participated in a webinar hosted by the Environmental Law Institute on our book, Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change. You can watch the webinar on YouTube and download the transcript Panelists Cassie Phillips, Director, Private Environmental Governance Initiative, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator Jonathan Gilligan, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University and Co-Author, Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change Stephen Harper, Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, Intel Corporation Jackie Roberts, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Carlyle Group Michael P.

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My book reviewed in Nature Climate Change

Time to Re-Think Solutions

For people working to address climate change, there is certainly no viable alternative to reading this book. Beyond Politics presses readers to think beyond their current conception of climate change solutions and, while laying out a reasoned private governance response accompanied by a realistic assessment of its limitations, provides the groundwork for future research and initiatives to reduce emissions.

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Government action isn't enough for climate change: The private sector can cut billions of tons of carbon

With President Trump’s announcement to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, many other countries around the world—and cities and states within the U.S.—are stepping up their commitments to address climate change.

But one thing is clear: Even if all the remaining participating nations do their part, governments alone can’t substantially reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change.

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