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Past Event

Big Ideas with Dan Esty and Andy Karsner

Can hip-hop help bridge the divide between communities of color and environmentalism? Are strong regulations making fracking safer and cleaner? Environmentalists probably nod at the first question and bristle at the second. But tackling climate change means taking everyone outside their comfort zone.  

In the new book A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future, editor and Yale professor Dan Esty showcases innovative ideas designed to push the boundaries of possible climate solutions from leaders in industry, government, business and land management. Join us for a conversation on turning big ideas into action with Dan Esty, professor of environmental law and policy at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale Law School and Andy Karsner, former assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy under the Bush administration and senior strategist at X — the Moonshot Factory.

February 10, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Dan Esty

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale Law School

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Andy Karsner

Former Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy; Senior Strategist, X — the Moonshot Factory

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Greg Dalton

Founder and Host, Climate One


6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception