A roadmap for building Uber climate technology

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The world needs a company that wants to push governments to take action on climate change.

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So far, climate technology has been a polite corner of the startup world. Everything pleases and thanks, triple profits and general pluses, many virtues and virtue signals.

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It’s great and all. Saving the world from possible disaster is an honorable mission that probably spills over into the way companies do business. And, of course, the world needs more kindness, not less.

But here’s the thing, the world is moving too slow now on the run for 2.7°C warming by 2100, well short of the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement. No more time for subtleties. We need a climate technology start-up that will influence and make sclerotic governments and companies evolve.

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In short, the world needs a climate technology startup like the early Uber, a company that won’t take no for an answer, that is battling an entrenched, slow-moving, regulation-bound industry with deep pockets and a long game eye. If it succeeds, everyone will want to register as a customer. The reward for a startup and its investors can be substantial.


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