February 10th, 2020


Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale Law School

Former Assistant Energy Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy


Can hip hop help bridge the divide between communities of color and environmentalism? Are strong regulations making fracking safer and cleaner? Environmentalists probably nod at the first question and bristle at the second. But tackling climate change means taking everyone outside their comfort zone.  

In the new book A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future, editor and Yale professor Dan Esty showcases innovative ideas designed to push the boundaries of possible climate solutions from leaders in industry, government, business, and land management. A conversation on turning big ideas into action with Dan Esty, professor at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale Law School, and Andy Karsner, former assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy under the Bush Administration and senior strategist at X, the Moonshot Factory.