Climate Now hosts live conversations with climate experts to better understand the climate crisis and its solutions. Here you can find a list of our upcoming conversations and the information to attend. These conversations will then be edited into podcast episodes for the Climate Now podcast. If you are unable to attend one of our events, subscribe to our podcast from our home page to make sure you catch the conversation.
Thursday, October 28th at 1 pm ET: Capturing Carbon from Long-Haul Trucking with Paul Gross
In 2016, the most recent year with available data, road freight emitted the equivalent of 2.4 billion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere, accounting for 40% of global road transport emissions, and almost 5% of total greenhouse gas emissions.
While energy-efficient solutions for personal road transport – such as electric and hybrid vehicles and hydrogen powered cars – are becoming more commonplace, the same cannot yet be said for heavy-duty trucking.
One company is on a mission to change that. Remora retrofits long-haul trucks with a carbon capture device and sells the captured CO2 to concrete producers and other end-users.
On Wednesday, October 20th, we will speak with Paul Gross, Co-Founder and CEO of Remora, to learn more about transportable carbon capture technology and its potential to decarbonize long-haul trucking.
October 25-28th: VERGE 21 by GreenBiz
At Climate Now, our mission is to provide our audience with expert-driven knowledge and insight on the climate crisis and its myriad solutions.
That’s why Climate Now has chosen to be a Community Partner for the GreenBiz VERGE 21 conference Oct 25-28. Join more than 10,000 leaders online — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, investors and startups — advancing systemic solutions to address the climate crisis.
Get 40% off the price of registration just for being a Climate Now supporter by choosing the Private 40% discount option here!
Tuesday, October 12th at 3:30 pm ET: Climate and the Water Crisis with Will Sarni
Why are investors buying up water rights? The impacts of climate change on the global water supply are growing, and with it water-related conflict and inequity. While trying to mitigate the source of the climate change crisis, it is also imperative that we adapt to its consequences.
Climate Now will be discussing climate-water impacts with Will Sarni, the founder and CEO of the Water Foundry, a consulting firm that develops strategies to address water scarcity and quality challenges, and the founder of the Colorado River Basin Fund, a private equity fund investing in innovative water technologies.
Tuesday, August 31st at 4 pm ET: Financial Risk Reporting with Emily Wasley of WSP
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was established by the Financial Stability Board in 2015 to provide reliable information about financial institutions’ climate-related risks and opportunities to stakeholders.
Emily Wasley will join Climate Now on August 31st at 4 pm to explain what the disclosure process is, what is required, and why TCFD reporting is necessary.
Emily leads WSP USA’s corporate climate risk, adaptation, and resilience practice. She also serves as a west coast Future Ready Advisor for WSP USA, President of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP), Steering Committee member for Women in Climate Tech (WiCT), a fellow to the American Security Project (ASP), and a Blue Endeavors Ambassador.
Friday, August 6th at 2 pm ET: The Legality of a U.S. Carbon Border Adjustment with UChicago’s David Weisbach and The Brookings Institution’s Adele Morris
If the US doesn’t have a national carbon tax, how effective is a border tax? What are the legal hurdles that may need to be addressed if we were to implement such a tax? How might it compare to the proposed EU carbon border adjustment mechanism?
Tuesday, July 27th at 2 pm ET: Nuclear Energy with David Keith
Some argue nuclear fission is needed to achieve a net-zero future, while others say the cost, waste, and history of meltdowns warrant investments in other forms of clean energy. Harvard’s David Keith shares his insights.