Cooling Conflict by Tackling the Climate Crisis with Jens Stoltenberg
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This week on the show we discuss the latest IEA Report, “Net Zero by 2050” which charts a path for the energy sector to achieve a 1.5 degree world, and specifically naming the 400 milestones that will get us there. It’s an incredible marker in this decisive decade because the IEA is the gold standard for energy policy around the globe (particularly for Oil and Gas), and in this report they explicitly detail the urgent and irreversible need for a rapid and comprehensive shift away from fossil fuels. And later on, an O+O first. We get into the connection between national security and climate change with our special guest, Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO. With his extensive career history, notably serving twice as Prime Minister of Norway and as UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, he has uniquely straddled both worlds of environmentalism and national security. We unpack how SG Stoltenberg views a military response to the climate crisis as NATO fulfilling it’s duty to secure today and tomorrow for its citizens. Sick around to the end this week for a catchy tune from Milky Chance.  Join us!   —   Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now!   Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise   __   Watch the Trailer for Breaking Boundaries on YouTube Watch Breaking Boundaries on Netflix   __   Thank you to our guest this week, Jens Stoltenberg!   Jens Stoltenberg Secretary General of NATO Twitter | Facebook | Instagram   NATO  Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Linkedin   __   Our musical guest this week is Milky Chance! Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube   Catch Milky Chance on Tour   “Stolen Dance” Music Video   —   Keep up with Christiana Figueres here: Instagram | Twitter   Tom Rivett-Carnac: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn   Paul Dickinson! LinkedIn | Twitter   —   Follow @GlobalOptimism on social media and send us a message! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn   Don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss another episode of Outrage + Optimism!
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