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The Climate Pod

Jun 28, 2023

How do we dramatically accelerate the pace of climate action and reduce emissions? According to Simon Sharpe's new book, Five Times Faster, it will take a fundamental rethinking of how we practice science, economics, and diplomacy. In this in-depth conversation, we examine his three solutions, what needs to get done to get there, and how achieving certain tipping points in clean technologies will create wide-spanning changes. 

Simon Sharpe is Director of Economics for the Climate Champions Team and a Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute. He designed and led flagship international campaigns of the UK’s Presidency of COP26 and worked as the head of private office to a minister of energy and climate change in the UK Government and has served diplomatic postings in both China and India.

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