Naomi Klein, speaking Thursday, December 10, 2015 in Paris at the Climate Action Zone, provided an update on the negotiations and situated them in the context of international trade agreements that can undermine efforts to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. I thought what she said was important enough that I had a transcript made from my poor-quality phone… Read more →
Elon Musk made a surprise trip to Paris last night to an event accompanying COP21, the climate summit. His speech may become part of a climate solutions turning point. He chose not to speak at a large high-level institutional event. Rather, he addressed the engineers and designers of the future at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Instead of a grand… Read more →
Writing for the first time At Medium.com, my thoughts about the attacks in Paris and their impact on the climate summit as I head to Paris for the two weeks of official and unofficial events.
This OpEd appeared in the San Jose Mercury-News. I will be in Paris November 28-December 13. Contact me to help promote the message! By Felix Kramer, Sunday, November 8, 2015 print edition and online without the links you can find below. Elon Musk is the best-positioned world leader to turn around next month’s COP21 Paris climate summit. No one else… Read more →
Please help spread the word about a new idea to add substance to the Paris Climate Summit Hunter Lovins and I just published this OpEd in The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/sep/22/oil-un-summit-climate-week-paris-carbon-pricing
I’m an ex-entrepreneur, cleantech advisor and investor, now a full-time climate hawk. And I’m stretched too thin. I’ll be at the all-important Paris Climate Summit from November 28-December 2014. Before/during/after, I’m looking for an energetic colleague to help advance some some well-received, ambitious, still-embryonic climate ideas. Are you imaginative, enthusiastic, capable, and entrepreneurial? Are you already immersed in the climate… Read more →
What if every morning, you got that invitation? You, the climate hawk, activist, educator, scientist, entrepreneur, or the civic, corporate or political leader. And then you and millions could click on and pass along a free, eye-opening quick video climate message: moving, funny, inspiring, alarming, ridiculous, thought-provoking, urgent, galvanizing. Rationale & Evolution ClimateMinute.org will be a bottom-up, informal, open-minded ecumenical… Read more →
An idea has long been chasing around my head: I fantasize about the moment when the kids and spouses of top execs at oil and other companies start pestering them with tough questions about climate change. Now the Houston Chronicle has published my Op-Ed (I’d titled it, “Climate Change: When It’s All in The Family”) as “Kramer: Industry leaders need to get an… Read more →
We are circulating these two ideas and looking at others, seeking comments and collaborators! This is version 1.3, from mid-2015. Please email us! STARTING POINT: We are at the end of Business-As-Usual — for individuals and their families, friends, colleagues, networks, associations; for companies; for non-governmental organizations; for government. STRATEGY:Find effective ways people and institutions can translate their understanding of climate dangers into near-term actions — especially ones to… Read more →
A proposal published in the Guardain UK to buy up, close and clean up the mines, retrain workers, and accelerate renewables.With notes for additional work.