The Climate Solutions Summit aims to shift the debate about global heating from doom to solutions. We are not closing our eyes for the dangers that climate changes pose for the future of humanity. We are focusing on solutions because pessimism about global heating does not make us more effective. The only thing we can do now is enthusiastically work on the many solutions that are available.
In the process, we may discover the climate crisis could very well be the greatest ever opportunity for innovation and economic development. For a long time, many of us have tirelessly worked for a cleaner, healthier and more just and sustainable planet. The challenge to reverse global heating could be the catalyst event on our joint journey to a better world.
The Climate Solutions Summit is produced by KAMP SOLUTIONS. KAMP SOLUTIONS is an initiative of Jurriaan Kamp, the co-founder and editor of The Intelligent Optimist (formerly Ode Magazine).
In 1995, Jurriaan Kamp left a successful career as the chief economics editor at the leading Dutch newspaper, NRC Handelsblad, to co-found the “solutions journalism” magazine Ode in the Netherlands. In 2004, he moved to California to launch the international edition of the magazine, renamed The Intelligent Optimist in 2012. Under his guidance, the magazine has more than once won the prestigious Maggie Award for journalism. In 2015, Kamp launched a daily online solutions news service, The Optimist Daily.
Kamp has regularly come in ahead of the curve on stories that advance new visions of our world, whether he’s advocating a more-is-better approach to sustainability or showcasing thought leaders like alternative health pioneer Deepak Chopra or Muhammad Yunus, founder of microcredit, long before the mainstream media learns of their work. Kamp wrote his own book about microcredit, Small Change: How Fifty Dollars Changes the World (2003)
He has also brought people together through conferences like, The Treaty of Noordwijk aan Zee, which laid out the principles of a world economy on a human scale. That theme became the subject of his book Because People Matter: Building an Economy that Works for Everyone, published in 2001. His book The Intelligent Optimist’s Guide to Life: How to find health and success in a world that’s a better place than you think and was published by Berrett-Koehler in 2014. Recently he wrote, with Gunter Pauli, The Third Dimension: 3D farming and 11 more unstoppable trends revolutionizing the production of food and fuel regenerating nature and rebuilding communities, and LiFi: Communication at the speed of light and the emergence of the Internet of people.
Kamp studied international law at Leyden University in the Netherlands. He lives with his beloved, Nancy McGrath, in Santa Barbara, California.
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