Commonwealth National Podcast

Fighting Climate Change: Sinking Carbon and Raising Living Standards

Duration: 
1:03:18

Larry Brilliant, Executive Director, Google.org
Andrea Gardner, Sustainable Solutions Manager, CH2M Hill
Ad Melkert, Undersecretary of the United Nations, Associate Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Nancy Pfund, Managing Director, JPMorgan
Greg Dalton, Vice President, Commonwealth Club-Moderator

While many Californians consider buying hybrid cars and unplugging their computer, most of the world's 6 billion people covet having any kind of car and can only dream of having a laptop one day. Yet fighting global climate change will require lifestyle changes by everyone. How can that happen without slamming the world's poor, who are most vulnerable to the health and weather effects of global warming? How can California's innovation in climate policy and technologies help by decoupling carbon emissions from GDP growth?

This program was recorded live on November 27, 2007.