CV Conversations: Meet Seth Klein, author of A Good War

The Centre for Social Innovation’s Climate Ventures Conversations are a chance to meet the leaders tackling the climate crisis. This month we spoke with Seth Klein, author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

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In A Good War, Seth Klein explores how we can align our politics and economy with what the science says we must do to address the climate crisis. But Klein brings an original and uniquely hopeful take to this challenge. The book is structured around lessons from the Second World War – the last time Canada faced an existential threat. Others have said we need a “wartime approach” to climate change, but this is the first book to delve into what that could actually look like.

Seth Klein served for 22 years (1996-2018) as the founding British Columbia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social, economic and environmental justice. He is now a freelance researcher, writer, consultant and speaker, and an adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program. See full bio.

About the Moderator

Barnabe Geis is the Director of Programs at the Centre for Social Innovation where he designs and runs programs that grow startups and organizations with a social and/or environmental purpose. He leads CSI Climate Ventures – an incubator, coworking space, and a range of national accelerators that support entrepreneurs and innovators working on climate solutions – and has raised millions in funding for climate action programs. He is an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow, and holds a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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