Obstacles: Are Climate Solutions Underfunded? ft. Chris Wedding

How to Solve Climate Change

Jan 21 2024 • 16 mins

Today you will learn from expert guest Chris Wedding about funding, why it's an obstacle to solving climate change, and how we mitigate or eliminate the obstacle of the funding for climate change solutions.


  • (00:00) - Intro
  • (02:09) - What is funding?
  • (04:00) - Why does funding impede us from creating solutions or overcoming climate change?
  • (05:36) - How might we mitigate or eliminate the obstacle of funding for climate change solutions?
  • (10:16) - Recommended resources
  • (11:28) - Top skills to learn for solving climate change
  • (14:01) - Final recommendations
  • (15:18) - Activity

Dr. Chris Wedding is an award-winning professor at two of the best universities in the United States: Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Over the last 20 years, he has taught more than 6,000 students from age 6 to 60. In addition, he is the Founder and Managing Director of IronOak Energy Capital, a renewable energy investment banking and advisory firm; Founder of Entrepreneurs for Impact, executive mastermind peer group coaching for climate change and energy entrepreneurs; Senior Adviser at Cherokee, an environmental private equity and angel investment firm; Faculty Member at the Institute for Defense and Business; and one of the world’s earliest LEED Accredited Professionals in the multi-billion-dollar green building industry. Dr. Wedding brings an international perspective to his work with experience in 20 countries and proficiency in 3 languages. He also writes a regular newsletter on cleantech finance trends.


How to Solve Climate Change is a course presented by Plato University. In this course you will hear from leading scientists to non profit leaders from around the world sharing their expertise on climate change and the exact skills you will need to solve this challenge.

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