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99. Hope Is a Verb with Fred Krupp

Outrage + Optimism

With the Biden U.S. Climate Summit barely in the rearview mirror, our hosts Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac, and Paul Dickinson unpack what this moment means for global leadership, ambition, and the gaps in the road ahead for the climate movement. The new U.S. NDC of 50% GHG reductions by 2030 sets the stage for the rest of the decade, so what is next? And our interview this week is with Fred Krupp, long-serving President of the Environmental Defence Fund (EDF). We discuss one of the most pressing and, until now, overlooked issues of methane leakage and emissions, and their wildly powerful short-term warming potential. EDF is launching a satellite soon that will track methane emissions around the world to keep us all accountable. Amazing. We also celebrate the announcement at the Biden summit of the launch of the LEAF Coalition, a project that the EDF is partnering in with both private sector and government participation, and the impact this private and public partnership will have on tackling the stubborn challenge of tropical deforestation on a meaningful scale. And be sure to hang around for a live performance from ViVii of their song ‘One Day’! — Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now! Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise Thank you to our guest this week, Fred Krupp! Fred Krupp President of Environmental Defense Fund Twitter | LinkedIn Environmental Defense Fund Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn Our musical guest this week is ViVii! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Soundcloud Their album “Mondays” is dropping May 21st! Click Here to Pre-save the album Tap in to watch the live performance of ‘One Day’ — Keep up with Christiana Figueres here: Instagram | Twitter Tom Rivett-Carnac: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn Paul Dickinson is on LinkedIn! LinkedIn — Follow @GlobalOptimism on social media and send us a message! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn Don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss another episode of Outrage + Optimism!

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29 Apr 2021

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240: Fred Krupp, part 1: Helping where it will help most

This Sustainable Life

The loudest voices these days seem to come from protesters because they design their actions for attention. They aren't necessarily the most effective.Many of us are outraged. Our emotions become intense. Emotional intensity drives us to do what we want most, which doesn't necessarily lead to what's effective. As I see it, people are venting more than leading.I criticize the lack of leadership around the environment because people overwhelmingly spread facts, figures, doom, gloom, and telling people what to do. In no area besides the environment do effective leaders say, "Here's how to lead: spread facts, figures, doom, gloom, and tell people what to do."Effective leadership works when based on the views and motivations of the person you're leading. For many that's uncomfortable. But it works.Fred and EDF's sober, thoughtful approach of working with big business is accessing the biggest potential change and leading them.I wrote a friend on a group geared toward confrontation:They seemed heavy on demands. I hope that style works for them. It felt domineering to me. I consider protest important. At the same time, I consider it important to offer help to people and organizations we'd like to change but that don't know how to on their own, which is my strategy. One of my definitions of leadership is to help people do what they want to but don't know how.Fred and Environmental Defense Fund's strategy isn't designed for maximum attention, but for maximum effect in one area---in particular, those with large potential for change, even those not appearing environmental. This strategy is close to mine.Without organizations like EDF helping, companies that could change might instead protect themselves by hiding potential problems. I've been trying to meet Exxon, for example, but the "Exxon Knew" campaign motivates them to protect themselves and hide information. That campaign may be for the best, I don't know, but I see the need to offer a hand too, to help them come up with strategies they couldn't have.EDF does more that just work with corporations. For example, they're launching a satellite to detect emissions. Having helped launch a satellite as part of my PhD, I love the audacity and effectiveness.In my conversation with Fred, I focused on the leadership part, but we cover more, including his personal background and EDF's.After you listen, I recommend applying to EDF's internship he described. Organize, vote, and lead politicians, corporate executives, and others with authority to act environmentally.By the way, I met Fred Krupp, the head of the Environmental Defense Fund, through past guest, Bob Langert, McDonald's former head of corporate social responsibility.The Making of a Market-Minded Environmentalist, in Strategy+Business Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.


31 Oct 2019

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Business of Giving

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7 Jul 2019

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¿Qué tal si rastreamos el metano desde el espacio y frenamos el cambio climático? | Fred Krupp

TEDTalks Tecnología

Cuando se habla de gases naturales, el dióxido de carbono es el que recibe mayor atención. Sin embargo, el metano también es responsable de un cuarto del calentamiento global que estamos observando hoy.Las industrias de petróleo y gas son las principales fuentes de emisión de metano y, cuando este gas invisible escapa de sus tanques y tuberías, no solo pierden ganancias. Fred Krupp, miembro del Fondo para la Defensa del Medio Ambiente, tiene una idea: rastrear la emisión mundial de metano con una increíble precisión, usando un satélite llamado MethaneSAT. Además, planea entregar a los gobiernos, corporaciones y al público en general los datos necesarios para actuar. Este plan ambicioso es una de las primeras ideas de The Audicious Project, la nueva iniciativa de TED para inspirar cambios a una escala global.


13 Apr 2018

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환경을 위협하는 온실가스 추적을 위한 인공위성 발사 | 프레드 크루프(Fred Krupp)

TEDTalks 기술

온실가스에 대해 이야기 할 때, 우리는 이산화탄소를 가장 주목합니다. 그러나 메탄가스가 지구 온난화에 훨씬 더 강력하고 직접적인 영향을 줍니다. 메탄은 눈에 보이지 않지만 파이프와 저장소에서 새어 나옵니다. 환경운동가인 프레드 크루프는 이 문제를 해결할 아이디어를 가지고 있습니다. 인공위성을 발사하여 지구의 메탄 배출량을 측정하고 데이터를 공개적으로 공유하는 것입니다. 이 간단한 해결책이 보이지 않는 메탄오염을 줄이고 기후 변화에 제동을 거는 것에 어떤 도움을 주는 지 알아봅시다. (이 야심찬 계획은 지구의 변화를 가져오는 TED의 새로운 계획인 '대담한 프로젝트' 의 초기 아이디어 중 하나입니다.)


13 Apr 2018

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Lançons un satellite pour surveiller le méthane | Fred Krupp

TEDTalks Technologie

Quand on parle des gaz à effet de serre, le dioxyde de carbone est toujours le centre d'attention -- mais le méthane, qui s'échappe, souvent sans être vu, des puits et des canalisations, a un impact immédiat bien plus grand sur le réchauffement climatique. L’environnementaliste Fred Krupp a une idée pour résoudre ce problème : lancer un satellite qui surveillera les émissions globales de méthane et partagera publiquement les données collectées. Apprenez-en plus sur comment les solutions simples à mettre en place afin de réduire ce polluant invisible peuvent nous aider à freiner le changement climatique. (Son projet ambitieux est l'une des premières idées de l'Audacious Project, la nouvelle initiative de TED pour susciter des changements à l'échelle mondiale.)


13 Apr 2018

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Let's launch a satellite to track a threatening greenhouse gas | Fred Krupp

TED Tech

When we talk about greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide gets the most attention -- but methane, which often escapes unseen from pipes and wells, has a far greater immediate impact on global warming. Environmentalist Fred Krupp has an idea to fix the problem: launch a satellite that tracks global methane emissions, and openly share the data it collects with the public. Learn more about how simple fixes to cut down on this invisible pollutant can help us put the brakes on climate change. (This ambitious idea is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)


13 Apr 2018

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E se pudéssemos rastrear metano do espaço para reduzir as mudanças climáticas? | Fred Krupp

TEDTalks Tecnologia

Quando se fala de gases naturais, o dióxido de carbono é o que possui a maior atenção. Entretanto, o metano é responsável por um quarto do aquecimento global que estamos observando hoje.As indústrias de óleo e gás são as principais fontes de emissão de metano e, quando esse gás invisível escapa de seus tanques e tubulações, eles perdem lucros. Fred Krupp, membro do Fundo de Defesa ao Meio Ambiente tem uma ideia: rastrear emissões de metano pelo mundo com incrível precisão usando um satélite chamado MethaneSAT e entregar aos governos, corporações e ao público os dados para que possam agir. Este plano ambicioso é uma das primeiras ideias do "The Audicious Project", a nova iniciativa do TED para inspirar mudanças a nível global.


13 Apr 2018

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Foreign Affairs Focus: Fred Krupp on Fracking and the Environment

Foreign Affairs Unedited

The shale revolution carries real environmental dangers, especially the release of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. It still has the potential to benefit the environment as well as the economy, but only if industry and government work together to deal with the problems. To parse the potential risks and rewards, Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, sat down with Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund. For more on fracking and the environment, read Krupp's piece for the magazine. Original video interview published on April 21, 2014


20 Jan 2015

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Fred Krupp, President of Environmental Defese Fund

Climate One

Fred Krupp, President of Environmental Defese Fund Fred Krupp discusses his new book Earth: The Sequel - The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming. The Environmental Defense Fund helped reduce acid rain in the 1990s by using market forces, and last year it played a role in the buyout of Texas utility TXU that reduced the number of planned coal-fired power plants. The advocacy group's president, Fred Krupp, believes business-friendly approaches such as carbon cap-and-trade systems are the best way to fight global warning. His new book, Earth: The Sequel, highlights the entrepreneurs, scientists, and even a former bus driver on the Trans-Alaska pipeline, who are betting on the free market to create new wealth and build a post-carbon economy. This program was recorded in front of a live audience on April 23, 2008 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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24 Apr 2008