WISE Public Lecture / Climate Speaker Series: Tom Rand
WAKING THE FROG: BUILDING A RENEWED CLIMATE CAPITALISM
Join the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) in hosting Tom Rand for his talk: Waking the Frog: Building a Renewed Climate Capitalism.
Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water. Are we the frog paralyzed in our inaction?
Rand looks to contemporary psychology, economics, business, and finance to explain our stasis in the face of one of the most fundamental problems of our time. Rand’s account doesn’t just point fingers at the bad guys, but goes deeper — to our motivations, institutional lethargy, and deeply buried assumptions about market economics.
Rand’s keynote is as much about solutions as it is an account of our present paralysis. Our ingenuity, technology, capital, and policy can work together to turn down the heat and at the same time enable the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century.
Rand will also incorporate material from his upcoming book Climate Capitalism: Pragmatic Solutions for a Planet in Crisis.
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Founded in 2008, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) aims to provide a focal point for faculty from different disciplines whose research touches on climate change issues as well as undergraduate and graduate students interested in climate research, education and action. IC3 is part of the University's Office of Research and includes researchers from the University of Waterloo's Faculties of Environment, Arts, Applied Health Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Balsillie School of International Affairs, and external organizations including Wilfrid Laurier University, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Natural Resources Canada.
Visit our website for more information: https://uwaterloo.ca/climate-centre/