28 March 2009

My Three Take-Aways from Aspen Environment Forum 2009

As the Aspen Environment Forum 2009 winds down, I am reflecting upon my three take-aways from the conference:

1) China will stay on the Green Path and it is essential that US and China find ways to cooperate on Climate Change, Clean Tech (hybrid electric cars), and Carbon Capture and Storage.

2) Confirmed my opinion that the real game-changing technologies and innovations are not going to come from the big, dinosaur players in industry or environment, but from the small, disruptive companies.

3) We have a tremendous opportunity with Dr. Jane Lubchenco at the helm of NOAA to get some more rigor and pragmatism to the debate on climate change impacts, mitigation, and adaptation.

Fantastic final day at AEF09.