Pope Francis – in his new encyclical, and in his recent talks at both the U.N. and U.S. Congress – says that it is our moral obligation to the poor to address climate change. This time, the world may be listening. In preparation for the upcoming climate talks in Paris this December, China, along with most major nations around the globe, has announced a plan to cut down on fossil fuel pollution. Some say it’s too little, too late. Others are hopeful that we can begin to move the ball forward. China, the Pope and Paris: on the next Climate One.

 

Part 1: Pope Francis: Game Changer? 
Rev. Sally Bingham, Founder and President, Regeneration Project
Paul Fitzgerald, President, University of San Francisco
Sam Liccardo, Mayor, San Jose

Part 2: Greening Asia 
Mark Clifford, Executive Director, Asia Business Council; Author, The Greening of Asia
Stella Li, Senior Vice President, BYD Company Ltd.
Orville Schell, Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society New York; Former Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

Part 3: Road to Paris
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
William K. Reilly, Senior Advisor, TPG