Episode 4 — September 19, 2019

Answering the trillion-dollar climate question with Marilyn Waite

Program Officer for climate and clean energy finance at the Hewlett Foundation

Climate change solutions aren’t free. But we know the approximate price and we have the money, according to Marilyn Waite of the Hewlett Foundation. A program officer specializing in climate and clean-energy finance, Waite, a 2006 Princeton graduate, says we need $1 trillion annually to reduce carbon emissions by 2050. The money is there and we know how to spend it — but risk aversion and a finance-as-usual mentality stand in the way.