podcast Big IdeasDoes solving climate change mean re-thinking old top-down approaches and embracing big change at high speed? A half-century after the first Earth Day, some environmental advocates argue it’s time to challenge some of our basic assumptions about climate action.

“The original environmental framework... was designed in the 1970s in a world that was information poor,” says Daniel Esty Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and editor of the new book, A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future. “We’re now in an information rich world and one of the things that we can do differently today is track those harms and make people pay for them.”

Guests:
Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale Law School

Andy Karsner, Former Assistant Energy Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

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