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Archive for Interviews

Radical Emissions Planning: Kevin Anderson interviews


Watch these recent videos featuring Kevin Anderson on our climate change responsibilities, following the recent Radical  Emissions Reduction Conference in the UK. Kevin answers important questions on the purpose of the conference, on scientists being “political”, and on civil disobedience and shale gas.

‘Breaking the power of the fossil fuel industry is going to be the real key’

Portrait of Bill McKibben, author and activist. photo ©Nancie Battaglia

An interview with Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben speaks with Prof John Wiseman about the importance of divestment in the fossil fuel industries, with fifteen big US cities already leading the way as a result of the ‘Do the Math’ divestment campaign.

We need the courage to seek and develop a new paradigm: An interview with Professor Kevin Anderson


Kevin Anderson is professor of energy and climate change in the School of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering at the University of

Kevin is the former director and now deputy director of the Tyndall Centre, the UK’s leading academic climate change research organisation. He has recent publications in Royal Society journals, Nature and Energy Policy, and engages widely across all tiers of government. Kevin has a decade’s industrial experience, principally in the petrochemical industry. He sits as commissioner on the Welsh
Governments climate change commission and a director of London’s Greenstone Carbon Management.

To a Clean Energy Future: Interviews with Giles Parkinson, Mike Sandiford and Paul Gilding

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Paul Gilding, Giles Parkinson and Prof Mike Sandiford discuss the latest developments in the rapidly changing energy environment with journalist Alexandra de Blas. Presented by the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, Oct 2012.

See these interviews here.


The transformational challenges of climate change: An interview with Professor John Schellnhuber and Professor Ottmar Edenhofer

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Professor John Schellnhuber is Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Chair, German Advisory Council on Global Change. Professor Ottmar Edenhofer is Deputy Director and Chief Economist, PIK and Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC

In this interview Professor Schellnhuber and Professor Edenhofer outline their views on the speed and scale of the social, political and economic transformations needed to reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change.

The view from 2052…


An interview with Jørgen Randers, Professor of Climate Strategy at the Norwegian Business School; co-author of Limits to Growth and (with Paul Gilding), The One Degree War Plan, Author of 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years, Chelsea Green, NY.

As one of the authors of the original Limits to Growth analysis released in 1972, Jørgen Randers has been thinking about long term sustainability trends and complex systems for a long time.

Now, forty years on from the release of that iconic work, he has completed a new report for the Club of Rome which presents a forecast for the next 40 years. This is laid out in his new book 2052.

Learning from recent UK climate change policy development and implementation

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An interview with the UK Committee on Climate Change’s Adrian Gault, Chief Economist, and Alex Kazaglis, Senior Policy Analyst.  

Adrian Gault (left) joined the secretariat of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in May 2009, where he is responsible for analytical work looking at UK greenhouse gas emission reduction potential and costs. Prior to joining the CCC secretariat, Adrian has substantial experience of energy and environmental issues – as an economist in Department for Transport, the Energy Group at DTI(now part of DECC) and in the Treasury tax team.

“It seems we are quite close to a solar revolution…”

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An interview with Jean-Philippe Denruyter, Manager, Global Renewable Energy Policy, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Jean-Philippe Denruyter is manager of Global Renewable Energy Policy at the conservation organization WWF. In this position he leads WWF’s global renewable energy strategy development and activities. He is a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels and has been president of the European Green Electricity Network (2006–2008). He played a key role in developing WWF’s The Energy Report: 100% Renewable Energy by 2050, released in 2011.

Igniting moral courage through The Climate Reality Project


An interview with Kevin Curtis, Chief Program and Advocacy Officer, The Climate Reality Project. 

Kevin Curtis has been around the US political system for a long time – his first job out of college was as the lowest paid political appointee at the Department of Energy under President Jimmy Carter and he’s worked on energy policy on and off since then.

‘Reinventing fire’ through corporate and social innovation


An interview with Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute; author of Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era.

Amory Lovins is Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute and Chairman Emeritus of Fiberforge Corporation. He recently published Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for a New Energy Era which describes a pathway for the United States to transition completely away from oil, coal and nuclear energy by 2050, even while the economy expands 2.6 fold in line with official projections.