Book launch: Five Times Faster: Rethinking the Science, Economics, and Diplomacy of Climate Change
A conversation with author Simon Sharpe and Professor of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge, Laura Diaz Anadon
Date: Tuesday 25 April (17:30 – 19:30)
Venue: Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ's College, University of Cambridge (map)
You are invited to a book launch for Five Times Faster: Rethinking the Science, Economics, and Diplomacy of Climate Change, featuring a conversation with author Simon Sharpe and Professor of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge, Laura Diaz Anadon. Simon Sharpe has worked at the forefront of climate change policy and diplomacy for the past ten years. He was a CSaP Policy Fellow (2015) and has previously spoken at the Christ’s Climate Seminar in 2020. Simon Sharpe is currently Director of Economics for the Climate Champions Team, and a Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute.
The book is about under-recognised opportunities to make faster progress in countering climate change. Limiting warming to 1.5°C means decarbonizing the global economy five times faster this decade than we managed over the last two decades. As Greenland melts, Australia burns, and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, we think we know who the villains are: oil companies, consumerism, weak political leaders. But what if the real blocks to progress are the ideas and institutions that are supposed to be helping us? This book argues that in our fight to avoid dangerous climate change, science is pulling its punches, diplomacy is picking the wrong battles, and economics has been fighting for the other side. We need to rethink our efforts, to act fast enough to stay safe.
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For more information on the book, see: fivetimesfaster.org
This event is held in collaboration with Christ’s College, Cambridge Zero Policy Forum and Centre for Science and Policy.