18 minutes | Aug 22, 2017

"A Framework for Innovation" Jigar Shah (Keynote)- Insights from the ELEEP Tipping Points Conference

Episodes 5-8 of the ELEEP network podcast present insights from a conference organized by the Atlantic Council and Ecologic Institute, which took place June 21-22 in Washington DC. Under the heading “Tipping Points: Finding the Energy-Climate Balance,” the conference brought together decision-makers, civil society, business leaders and scholars to reflect on the nexus of energy and climate policy in the United States, Europe and the international arena. The conference agenda covered a range of different topics and included talks by some of the brightest minds in the field. Episode 5 features a keynote by clean energy entrepreneur Jigar Shah, president and co-founder of Generate Capital. He is also co-host of the popular podcast Energy Gang, which investigates the technological, political and market forces that drive energy decisions and environmental issues. In his talk, Jigar Shah speaks about the limits of the prevailing “rules-based” policy approach in the United States that was put in place after World War II and proposes that to curb climate change a new framework is needed — one that forces entrepreneurs, innovators, policy-makers and business leaders out of their silos to begin working together. He argues that the Paris Agreement is a start, but a foundation from which to build from. To find out more about the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy (ELEEP) Network and view pictures and further impressions from the EU study tour on climate adaptation, please visit the ELEEP Website (www.eleep.eu). If you enjoyed this podcast episode, please subscribe to the ELEEP Network podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or SoundCloud. To let us know your thoughts on the podcast feel free to send us an email (contact@eleep.eu). We'd love to hear from you! Special thanks to: Robert Ostwald (Ecologic Institute) Produced by: Nick Evans (Ecologic Institute) Music: "American Drab" by Nick Evans
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