Warren East of Rolls-Royce says Nature is the Best Engineer
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This week, we take a look at the latest pledges to arise from the G7 heads of government, who met over the weekend in Cornwall. Are these announcements indicative that the seven biggest western economies are really showing up to achieve a 1.5 world? Can this close the Gigatons gap in the run up to COP26? Can the Group of Seven offer developing countries funding alternatives to Beijing’s so-called 'Belt and Road' Initiative? Christiana, Tom, and Paul help us sort out this mixed bag of a weekend for climate. Our special guest this week is Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce, an engineer by training and now leading a business in one of the hardest sectors to decarbonise: Aviation. Aviation accounts for a significant 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions today, and growing. As the sector starts to recover from huge losses as a result of the pandemic, how does Rolls-Royce see the future for the sector and beyond the pandemic and into the climate crisis? We’ll hear from Warren on how the historic innovation of Rolls-Royce has the potential to lead us into a cleaner, more sustainable future of flight. And stick around 'til the end because our music this week is from Asher Monroe! He’ll be performing live for us his single, ‘Midnight Masquerade’. Thanks for joining us!   —   Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now! Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise   __   Attention Stubborn Optimists! Click this link to save your spot for our Breaking Boundaries LIVE Event happening this Monday, June 21st. Watch Breaking Boundaries on Netflix!   __   Thank you to our guest this week, Warren East!   Warren East Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce   Rolls-Royce Twitter | LinkedIn   Join Rolls-Royce’s newsletter to get updates on their world record attempt.   __   Our artist this week is Asher Monroe! Spotify | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Website   Clay recommends you check out his Youtube Channel See his conversation with Sir Elton John on Apple Music about his upcoming album.   —   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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