The Climate Conversations: UN Special Envoy Mark Carney

Episode Summary

In our post-pandemic world, there is no more pressing issue than climate change. This fall on Disruptors, an RBC podcast, we launched a multi-part series called The Climate Conversations, which explored some of the potential solutions to a warming planet—as well as the challenges in implementing them. Co-host John Stackhouse spoke to several leading advocates for climate action in the series—including former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney. Carney was the top central banker in both Canada and England before taking on the important role of UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance. He’s also co-chair, along with former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero: a forum for global financial institutions to accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy. In this special extended cut of the conversation, we hear more from Carney on how the climate emergency compares to the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis; the opportunities (and limitations) for technology to get us to Net Zero; and why the world is looking to Canada, now more than ever, for climate-change solutions.

Episode Notes

 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), co-chaired by Carney, click here. Carney’s latest book, “Values,” was published in March 2021.

RBC Economics and Thought Leadership recently published an in-depth report on the path to net-zero called “The $2 Trillion Transition: Canada’s Road to Net Zero.” 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.

And to hear the full Climate Conversations series, go to RBC.com/Disruptors.

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