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Ep. 35 | Closing the Climate Action Gap with Justin Bull

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October 30, 2023

All around the world, scientists, researchers, advocates, and activists are calling for urgent action on climate change to avoid the dangers that it poses to the stability of our society. In response, governments and corporations have made pledges to commit to cleaner, more sustainable practices, reduce emissions, and begin transitioning toward a net zero future. 

However, we’re seeing a disconnect between the level of action required to mitigate and adapt to climate change and the actual efforts and policies in place to achieve those goals. This is commonly referred to as the Climate Action Gap.

To help illuminate the complexity of the Climate Action Gap, and discuss how we can ensure meaningful action is being taken on climate change, Cleantech Forward host Jeanette Jackson sits down with Justin Bull.

Together the two discuss 

  • The complexity of the Climate Action Gap and the reasons behind why organizations are delay action;
  • How we can ensure meaningful measures are being taken to mitigate and adapt to climate change; and
  • Why it is so important that we take urgent action to address climate change

Justin Bull is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, the Leader of the Sustainability and Ethics Group, and the Academic Director of the newly established Centre for Climate and Business Solutions. At UBC Justin teaches Sustainability, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Indigenous Relations to MBA students, undergraduates, and executive audiences. Justin has a BA in International Relations, and a PhD in Wood Science from the University of British Columbia.

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