Finance cuts across all of the sectors covered in this book, and is a key enabler for all of the recommendations. Regional governments operate at a scale that lends itself well to organizing and delivering financial solutions, and realizing scale benefits. These finance recommendations are highly variable, with…
Former Director of Program Marketing and Editorial Director at RMI
Strategic Marketing Eco Solutions Panasonic
Peter Bronski was the Director of Program Marketing and Editorial Director at RMI from 2012 until 2016.
He is currently founder and CEO of Inflection Point Agency, a boutique firm focused on branding, marketing, communications, and content for mission-driven organizations. Inflection Point Agency focuses on renewable energy and cleantech, sustainability and the environment, smart cities and mobility, green building, and related sectors.
Earlier in his career, Bronski was the Founding Manager of Audubon International’s Sustainable Communities Program and, prior to that, Staff Ecologist for the organization’s Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. He was a Lockheed Martin Engineering Scholar and earned a BS in Natural Resources from Cornell University.
Land use issues present both a great threat and a great opportunity to climate goals. Some 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, forestry, and other land use, but this sector can also offset this impact by 20% by removing carbon from the atmosphere.
Transportation currently produces 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions—we can decrease the carbon intensity of transportation while increasing mobility choices and health benefits.
Waste management is part of the basic infrastructure of a community. How waste is managed has huge implications on local health, aesthetics, and economics.
Industry is the foundation of many regional economies. Yet the industrial sector creates 28% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and its impact is growing faster than other sectors.
The Carbon-Free Regions Handbook reveals 30 actions—and associate resources—for state, provincial, and regional governments to move their communities toward climate neutrality.
This has been an exciting week, with Syria announcing that it will join the Paris agreement. Now every nation in the world is part of this historical global effort. Even though the U.S. has declared its intent to withdraw at the national level, non-federal actors—including states and cities—have announced…
When we talk about innovation—with eLab, in the context of the U.S. electricity system—we’re talking about fundamental change in the system. Ultimately, most forms of motivation needed to transform the electricity system boil down to persuasion: convincing your audience that a change from X to Y is worth it. It’s there, at the core of persuasion, that the issue of audience-centric messaging matters critically.