Climate scientists tell us we must achieve, by 2030, what humanity is trying to accomplish by 2050, to avoid irreversible ecological tipping points. In other words, we must accelerate time by 3. To achieve this, we need to change the way we think about change. Business as usual climate solutions are not up to the task. We need a climate moonshot strategy.
How can we empower cities to become carbon neutral? Can a City change the world and reinvent the planet? Yes, we can!
David Gershon has overall leadership responsibility for Cool City Challenge. He is co-founder and CEO of Empowerment Institute and directs its Center for Reinventing the Planet. David has spent the past forty years designing and implementing second order change solutions round many critical planetary issues. He has spent the past three decades applying this expertise to climate change worldwide and the past ten years in California. He is author of twelve books, including the award-winning Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World and the best-selling Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life as You Want It. Based on his four decades of transformative social change experience, he has architected a global grand strategy called “Reinventing the Planet.” Cool City Challenge is a part of this larger strategy.