Commonwealth National Podcast

World Bank: Driving Incomes Up, Carbon Down


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

Are the world’s poor going to get shafted in the clean economy, just as they did in the dirty one? The World Bank is at the center of the great 21st-century challenge of reducing carbon while creating opportunity in emerging economies. When are those priorities in alignment? When do they conflict? How does the World Bank’s efforts relate to private capital and entrepreneurs?

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on July 28, 2009