Disruptors

The Climate Conversations: Where Do We Go From Here?

Episode Summary

In our post-pandemic world, there is no more pressing issue than climate change. This fall, Disruptors, an RBC podcast, launches a multi-part series exploring some of the potential solutions to a warming planet—as well as some of the challenges in implementing them. Co-hosts John Stackhouse and Trinh Theresa Do speak with a variety of innovators and market disruptors who are working to get Canada on a path to net-zero emissions. In this first installment of The Climate Conversations, we hear from two leading voices for climate action. Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is the Toronto-born chief scientist for the Nature Conservancy and a distinguished professor at Texas Tech University, who is often called “the most influential climate scientist on the planet.” We also hear from Mark Carney, the former Bank of Canada Governor, who is now ​​the UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance and chairs the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net-Zero. Hayhoe and Carney come at the question of climate action from different angles, but each share optimism about how we can meet the moment. And each are using their globally respected voices to win over skeptics in this existential battle for our planet.

Episode Notes

You can learn more about Dr. Katharine Hayhoe through her personal website or by watching her popular 2018 TED talk, “The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it." Her latest book, “Saving Us,” was published this fall.

To better understand Mark Carney’s role as UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, read this Q&A published by the United Nations. To learn more about the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), chaired by Carney, click here. Carney’s latest book, “Values,” was published in March 2021.

Finally, RBC Economics and Thought Leadership have recently published an in-depth report on the path to net-zero—called “The $2 Trillion Transition: Planning for Canada’s place in a Net Zero world.” 

The report explores the costs and benefits of Canada’s shift to a carbon-neutral economy—and how it can fuel a new generation of Canadian innovation. To read it, visit RBC.com/NetZero.