Finally, an action plan
for the planet.

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Praise for Speed & Scale

Speed & Scale is critical reading for anyone who wants to take action on the most important issue of our time: climate change. It's a challenge that feels impossible to solve, but Doerr outlines a clear path forward and how we can get involved to make an impact.

— Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube

John Doerr is the world’s leading mind on turning truly audacious goals into objectives and key results. In this culminating contribution, he performs an inspired act of world leadership: plying his craft to create a comprehensive plan to tackle one of the most vexing challenges in human history.

— Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and Built to Last

With personal insight and visionary foresight, Doerr provides us with a practical guide for both public and private sector participation in decarbonizing the global economy, a task as challenging as it is urgent.

— Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Change Convention

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What's the Plan?

The Speed & Scale Plan gets us to net-zero emissions by 2050—and halfway there by 2030.

Emissons

What do we need to do? Six objectives lay out the actions we need to take across every sector of the economy.

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  1. Electrify transportation
  2. Decarbonize the grid
  3. Fix food
  4. Protect nature
  5. Clean up industry
  6. Remove carbon
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Accelerants

How do we get it done? Four objectives guide us on how to avert disaster and ensure a livable planet for generations to come.

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  1. Win politics and policy
  2. Turn movements into action
  3. Innovate!
  4. Invest!
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John Doerr
About the Author

John Doerr

John is an engineer, venture capitalist, the chair of Kleiner Perkins, and the author of the number one best-seller Measure What Matters. For over 40 years, John has served entrepreneurs with ingenuity and optimism, helping them build bold teams and disruptive companies. He was an original investor and board member at Google and Amazon, helping to create more than a million jobs. A pioneer of Silicon Valley’s cleantech movement, Doerr has invested in zero emissions technologies since 2006. Outside Kleiner Perkins, Doerr works with social entrepreneurs who are tackling systemic issues across climate, public health, and education.

Ryan Panchadsaram
In Collaboration With

Ryan Panchadsaram

Ryan Panchadsaram is an engineer and investor focused on solving systemic societal challenges. At Kleiner Perkins, Ryan serves as technical advisor to John Doerr, where he invests in founders and technologies that aim to change the world. Ryan and John collaborated on Speed & Scale and number one bestseller Measure What Matters. Under President Obama, Ryan was Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, where he championed entrepreneurship, innovation, and open data.

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Leaders taking action

  • Chris Anderson, TED
  • Mary Barra, General Motors
  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon & Bezos Earth Fund
  • David Blood, Generation Investment Management
  • Kate Brant, Alphabet
  • Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat
  • Margot Brown, Environmental Defense
  • Amol Deshpande, Farmers Business Network
  • Christiana Figueres, Global Optimism
  • Larry Fink, Blackrock
  • Taylor Francis, Watershed
  • Bill Gates, Breakthrough Energy
  • Jonah Goldman, Breakthrough Energy
  • Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project
  • Patrick Graichen, Agora Energiewende
  • Steve Hamburg, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation
  • Per Heggenes, IKEA Foundation
  • Kara Hurst, Amazon
  • Safeena Husain, Educate Girls Now!
  • Lynn Jurich, Sunrun
  • Nat Keohane, Environmental Defense Fund
  • John Kerry, U.S. State Department
  • Jennifer Kitt, Climate Leadership Initiative
  • Badri Kothandaraman, Enphase
  • Fred Krupp, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Kelly Levin, World Resources Institute
  • Lindsay Levin, Future Stewards
  • Dawn Lippert, Elemental Excelerator
  • Amory Lovins, RMI
  • Megan Mahajan, Energy Innovation
  • Doug McMillon, Walmart
  • Bruce Nilles, Climate Imperative
  • Robbie Orvis, Energy Innovation
  • Sundar Pichai, Alphabet
  • Ryan Popple, Proterra
  • Henrik Poulsen, Ørsted
  • Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective
  • Nan Ransohoff, Stripe
  • Carmichael Roberts, Breakthrough Energy
  • Matt Rogers, Incite
  • Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Centre for Science and Environment
  • Jonathan Silver, Guggenheim Partners
  • Jagdeep Singh, Quantumscape
  • Andrew Steer, Bezos Earth Fund
  • Eric Toone, Breakthrough Energy
  • Eric Trusiewicz, Breakthrough Energy
  • Jan Van Dokkum, Imperative Science Ventures
  • Brian Von Herzen, Climate Foundation
  • James Wakibia, The Flipflopi Project
  • Tensie Whelan, Rainforest Alliance
  • Chris Anderson, TED
  • Mary Barra, General Motors
  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon & Bezos Earth Fund
  • David Blood, Generation Investment Management
  • Kate Brant, Alphabet
  • Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat
  • Margot Brown, Environmental Defense
  • Amol Deshpande, Farmers Business Network
  • Christiana Figueres, Global Optimism
  • Larry Fink, Blackrock
  • Taylor Francis, Watershed
  • Bill Gates, Breakthrough Energy
  • Jonah Goldman, Breakthrough Energy
  • Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project
  • Patrick Graichen, Agora Energiewende
  • Steve Hamburg, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation
  • Per Heggenes, IKEA Foundation
  • Kara Hurst, Amazon
  • Safeena Husain, Educate Girls Now!
  • Lynn Jurich, Sunrun
  • Nat Keohane, Environmental Defense Fund
  • John Kerry, U.S. State Department
  • Jennifer Kitt, Climate Leadership Initiative
  • Badri Kothandaraman, Enphase
  • Fred Krupp, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Kelly Levin, World Resources Institute
  • Lindsay Levin, Future Stewards
  • Dawn Lippert, Elemental Excelerator
  • Amory Lovins, RMI
  • Megan Mahajan, Energy Innovation
  • Doug McMillon, Walmart
  • Bruce Nilles, Climate Imperative
  • Robbie Orvis, Energy Innovation
  • Sundar Pichai, Alphabet
  • Ryan Popple, Proterra
  • Henrik Poulsen, Ørsted
  • Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective
  • Nan Ransohoff, Stripe
  • Carmichael Roberts, Breakthrough Energy
  • Matt Rogers, Incite
  • Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Centre for Science and Environment
  • Jonathan Silver, Guggenheim Partners
  • Jagdeep Singh, Quantumscape
  • Andrew Steer, Bezos Earth Fund
  • Eric Toone, Breakthrough Energy
  • Eric Trusiewicz, Breakthrough Energy
  • Jan Van Dokkum, Imperative Science Ventures
  • Brian Von Herzen, Climate Foundation
  • James Wakibia, The Flipflopi Project
  • Tensie Whelan, Rainforest Alliance
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