How do we move the best climate change solutions more quickly into policy and to worldwide scale? That’s the object of Project Climate: identify solutions, promote adoption, and spread them far and wide. And do it with alacrity.
About Project Climate
Climate change is the 21st century’s greatest environmental and health challenge, yet policy and solutions lag far behind our understanding of the underlying science and the magnitude of the risk. We must drive climate change solutions more rapidly and effectively into policy and action to prevent ecological and social catastrophe. This is the guiding premise of Project Climate.
Meet the Director
Ken spent eight years as a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, the Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and the Chair of the Strategic Growth Council, focusing on climate, environment, and land use issues. Before joining the Governor’s Office, Ken was the Senior Assistant Attorney General heading the environment section of the California Attorney General’s Office, and the co-head of the Office’s global warming unit. From 2000 to 2006, He led the California Attorney General’s energy task force, investigating price and supply issues related to California’s energy crisis. Ken is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a B.A. in political theory from the University of California at Santa Cruz
Examples of solutions with significant potential include:
- “Climate smart agriculture” techniques (such as shorter rotation periods for cattle grazing, spreading of compost on rangeland, and use of gypsum on cultivation lands),
- Remote methane leak detection (both ground and satellite) and dairy digester technology,
- Direct air carbon capture, and
- Integration of health care and climate change awareness.