September 2010

Gill Friend: The Truth About Green Business and the Potential for Jobs and Prosperity

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The Truth About Green Business: The Potential for Jobs and Prosperity


Gil Friend, Founder/CEO, Natural Logic, Inc.; Author, The Truth About Green Business


Running a profitable business that takes care of the environment, provides meaningful jobs, and helps the community is an oxymoron, right? Not so fast. Friend suggests that green business practices are good for business and the world.


This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on August 18, 2009

World Bank: Driving Incomes Up, Carbon Down

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World Bank: Driving Incomes Up, Carbon Down

Katherine Sierra, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank Group
Awais Khan, Lead, Clean Tech Venture Capital Practice, KPMG
Greg Dalton, Founder of Climate One at The Commonwealth Club Read more »

Climate One in Copenhagen

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Climate One in Copenhagen

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, California Huang Ming, Founder and CEO, Himin Solar (one of China's largest renewable energy companies)

Segment Two

Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Caio Koch-Weser, Vice Chair, Deutsche Bank Read more »

Curtailing Suburban Sprawl in California

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Curtailing Suburban Sprawl in California


Ted Droettboom, Joint Policy Director, Association of Bay Area Governments
Laura Hall, Principal, Hall Alminana, Inc.
Paul Campos, Vice President and General Counsel, Northern California Home Builders Association Read more »

James Letz: The Future of Cars and the Auto Industry

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The Future of Cars and the Auto Industry

James Lentz, President/COO, Toyota, USA, Inc.

Toyota is known for creativity and a commitment to sustainable development, but is it enough in today's ultra-competitive globalized car industry? Come hear the unique perspective of industry veteran Lentz, who launched the innovative Scion brand in 2001, on what automakers are doing to ensure vehicles are a benefit, not a burden, to society and what future designs may be on the horizon. Read more »

India: Deal Maker or Deal Breaker?

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India: Deal Maker or Deal Breaker? Read more »

Reporter's Roundtable

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Reporter's Roundtable

Are electric cars ready for prime time? And is California hitting the brakes on its climate legislation? Our reporter's roundtable discusses all these issues and more with environmental reporter Todd Woody and Craig Miller of KQED's Climate Watch.

This program was recorded live on May 13, 2010

National Ocean Policy: Working to Protect Our Oceans and Resources

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Sarah Chasis, Director of Ocean Initiative, Natural Resources Defense Council
Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Michael Thuss, Director and Member, Texas Water Conservancy Association Read more »

Youth Grabbing the Wheel: Young Leaders Speak Up on Driving Down Carbon

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Youth Grabbing the Wheel: Young Leaders Speak Up on Driving Down Carbon

 

Jason Bade, 19, Stanford Student; Co-director, Green Youth Alliance; California Climate Champion
Gemma Givens, 19, UC Santa Cruz Student; Member, Indigenous Environment Network
Shreya Indukuri, 16, Harker Upper School Student; Co-founder SmartPowerEd.org
Alli Reed, UC Berkeley student; Real Food Challenge

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Cap and Charade?

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Cap and Charade?

 

Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute
Kristin Eberhard, Legal Director, Western Energy and Climate, Natural Resources Defense Council
Larry Goulder, Chair, Department of Economics, Stanford

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