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Dan Kammen

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Dan Kammen is a professor of sustainability at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served at the World Bank as chief technical specialist for renewable energy, and as science envoy in the Obama administration. He has been a coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1999. Twitter: @dan_kammen.

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Frederic Hauge

COP27: Green hope growing in the desert

World leaders gather anew in Egypt for COP27 to address the existential threat of the climate crisis; while solutions exist, the world needs to see action and implementation. To achieve this, the global community needs both grit and optimism. COP27 should be about collaboration, green acceleration, and, most importantly, bringing to life existing concepts and solutions to scale and create much-needed green jobs. A metaphorical crossing of the Red Sea is needed to halt the current trajectory to 2.8°C or more of global warming. It is time for finance to step up.

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