IC3 Climate Speaker Series - Waking the Frog: Building a Renewed Climate CapitalismExport this event to calendar

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Tom Rand headshotJoin the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) in hosting Tom Rand for his talk - Waking the Frog: Building a Renewed Climate Capitalism.

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water. Are we the frog paralyzed in our inaction?

Rand looks to contemporary psychology, economics, business, and finance to explain our stasis in the face of one of the most fundamental problems of our time. Rand’s account doesn’t just point fingers at the bad guys, but goes deeper — to our motivations, institutional lethargy, and deeply buried assumptions about market economics. 

Rand’s keynote is as much about solutions as it is an account of our present paralysis. Our ingenuity, technology, capital, and policy can work together to turn down the heat and at the same time enable the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century.

Rand will also incorporate material from his upcoming book Climate Capitalism: Pragmatic Solutions for a Planet in Crisis

Register today!

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Cost 
Free, please register
Location 
EC5 - East Campus 5
Room 1111
305 Phillip St.

Waterloo, ON N2L 5Z5
Canada

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