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Q&A | Bill McKibben | 2019 Mar. 28

In this Q&A from the Climate Action MOOC, author and environmental activist Bill McKibben discusses the need for fossil fuel divestment and how best to engage the public in the movement to end…

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Energy: A Promising Pathway

To develop within a safe operating space, there must be a global transition to a renewable energy system, as growing economies are projected to have growing energy use until mid-century. Since the…

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Fundamentals of Energy and Petroleum

Carol Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy, discusses the various sources of energy (particularly contrasting renewable and non-renewable energies), how the amount of energy coming from the various sources…

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What is Globalization?

This chapter focuses on globalization and the interconnection of the evolving world economy. Globalization is a multi-dimensional process of goods and services, financial flows, information, ideas…

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Investor Activism

In this chapter, Professor Sachs discusses ways that investors can be civil society activists in addition to environmental, social, and governance investing. He explains the motivations for ESG…

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Unsustainable Industries

There are some industries that are entrenched interests that need to shrink or move in sustainable directions in the future in order to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement and the health…

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Emergence of Modern Agriculture

This chapter looks at how modern agriculture has emerged. Agriculture refers broadly to the cultivation of animals, plants and other life forms for the production of food, fiber, biofuels, raw…

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The History of Sustainable Development and the SDGs

Jeffrey Sachs outlines 50 years of sustainable development history and its alignment with papal encyclicals regarding social challenges, culminating with Laudato Si’ and the SDGs. This video…

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Renewable and Nonrenewable Sources of Energy

This chapter introduces the indispensable roles that renewable and nonrenewable resources could play in the post-conflict recovery phase, including how to make recovery more resilient. It highlights…

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Conflict Pathways and Determinants in Mining, Oil, and Gas

This chapter introduces two frameworks that were developed to understand the process, pathways, and dynamics of natural resource conflicts and the specific role of private sector actors in mining…

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The 3 Pillars of the Deep Decarbonization of Energy Systems

How can we achieve deep decarbonization while satisfying the conditions for continued economic growth and development and growing prosperity? CO2 energy related emissions are approximately 32 gigaton…

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Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Trends

This chapter takes a closer look at current energy trends, specifically the current dynamics of energy markets to see how we can decarbonize energy systems. In 2010, primary energy was approximately…

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What is an Energy System?

While to avoid the potential consequences of uncontrolled climate change requires profound transformations of the way we grow our economies, and in particular, a fundamental transformation of our…

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Comparing with the Potential Emissions from Fossil Fuel Reserves and Resources

This chapter compares the global budget for CO2 energy emissions to stay within the 2 degree limit with the potential emissions embedded into the fossil fuel reserves and resources, which is…

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What is the Global Carbon Budget for the 2-degree Limit?

The greenhouse gas concentration that is consistent with the 2 degree objective is between 430 and 480 part per million of CO2 equivalent. The global carbon budget will only be calculated for CO2; we…

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The UNFCCC

This chapter is about the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). For 200 years scientists have been telling is that if we cage the atmosphere chemistry a lot by burning fossil fuels we…

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