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The Transition to a Low-Carbon Future: Can it be Financed?

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a discussion on The Transition to a Low-Carbon Future: Can it be Financed? Bill Janeway, Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus, discussed how investment in innovative technologies—, the financial return on which is highly uncertain—can, play an important role in the transition to a low-carbon economy. What can we learn from past technological revolutions, when state programs and financial speculation combined to mobilize capital at enormous scale? Will past patterns of investment at the frontier be relevant to the challenge of addressing climate change? Following Mr. Janeway’s remarks, there was a panel conversation on this topic moderated by CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow, featuring Sarah Davidson, Associate, NY Green Bank, Bill Janeway, and Dr. Kristina Johnson, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Enduring Hydro.

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