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Chasing new ideas

31 Jul, 2014

Do we have to choose between economic growth and dealing with climate risk? The question is explored in a new article collection published by Statkraft.

In November 2013, Statkraft arranged the first Climate Roundtable. Climate scientists, NGO representatives, business executives and high impact communicators gathered in Norway for two days of in-depth discussions.

One output from the Climate Roundtable was an article collection, designed to share new thoughts from leading voices on the field of climate and energy with a wider audience. The booklet "Chasing new ideas" features different perspectives but point in the same direction.

  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Founder and Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, explains why he is worried about the so-called tipping elements in the Earth system.
  • Jeremy Oppenheim, Programme Director for The New Climate Economy, argues that faster, better growth today could create the wealth and shared prosperity needed to deal with climate risk.
  • Myles Allen, Professor at the University of Oxford, explains how the world's cumulative carbon budget has profound implications for mitigation policy.
  • Gabrielle Walker, Chief Scientist at Xyntéo, tells us why we need a reinvented model of growth.
  • Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, CEO of Statkraft, provides a new translation of the film character Gordon Gekko's quote "greed is good". Going forward the business slogan should be "green is good", he says.