The Swedish music streaming platform will axe 17% of its workforce to reduce costs blaming rising borrowing prices. We get the latest. A referendum in Venezuela has given overwhelming backing to the Caracas government's bid for the Essequibo territory, which is currently under the control of neighbouring country Guyana. We look into how the discovery of vast oil reserves has fuelled the dispute. And the United Nation's Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, Mark Carney, reflects on the goals of the COP28 summit.
What does a ‘just' transition away from fossil fuels actually mean for Indigenous communities? At the APEC Multistakeholder Forum (AMF), organized by the Commonwealth Club World Affairs, Ray Suarez sat down with Chéri A. Smith, a renewable energy expert and Mi'kmaq descendant. They discussed how the Alliance for Tribal Clean Energy is working to combat energy poverty, bring solar to Indigenous communities and secure Native people a seat at the clean energy development table. Guest: Chéri A. Smith, founder, president and CEO of the Alliance for Tribal Clean Energy Host: Ray Suarez If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.
Does throwing tomato soup at a famous painting force the world to respond to climate change? In this episode, Dana Fisher, School of International Service professor and director of American University's Center for Environment, Community & Equity, joins Big World to discuss the evolution of climate activism, the demographic of people participating in climate protests, and the goal of more radical climate action. Fisher, whose research interests include climate activism, environmental stewardship, and climate politics, begins our conversation by explaining the evolution of climate activism over the past few decades (1:38) and discussing the rise of the “radical flank” of climate activists (5:25). Fisher also defines the term “climate shock” (10:00) and explains what happens when climate shocks are no longer shocking (13:16). What is motivating the population of people currently participating in climate activism (14:33)? Can we expect any significant actions or agreements coming out of COP 28 this month (20:02)? Fisher answers these questions and explains why she believes international climate conferences are not worth the carbon footprint, particularly if you are not a delegate involved in negotiating (21:52). To close out the discussion, Fisher gives our listeners a preview of her forthcoming book, Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shock to Climate Action (27:15). In the “Take 5” segment (17:37) of this episode, Fisher answers this question: What are five climate policies you'd like to see adopted in the United States?
Hello, Climate Champions! In today's episode of the Climate Confident Podcast I had the pleasure of hosting Matt Gray, the co-founder and CEO of Transition Zero, a trailblazer in energy systems modelling.In our conversation, Matt delved into the intricate world of energy systems modelling, a crucial tool for stakeholders and decision-makers in shaping our energy future. He emphasized Transition Zero's mission to democratise this complex tool, making it accessible, auditable, and reproducible. This, Matt believes, is vital for accelerating the transition to a sustainable energy future.We explored the significant challenges in moving towards net zero, particularly the technical and political barriers. Matt highlighted the crucial role of transmission investments in the energy grid and how these investments, or the lack thereof, influence our ability to harness low-cost renewable energies like wind and solar.Another key takeaway from our chat was the importance of data transparency in fostering global collaboration. Matt underlined how Transition Zero's commitment to open data and models aims to bridge the gap between pledges and actions in climate commitments, thereby enhancing global climate action.Matt's insights on the role of transmission in achieving net zero were particularly thought-provoking, revealing how strategic investments can save trillions while facilitating a faster shift to renewable energy sources.We wrapped up with Matt's thoughts on COP28 and his future plans for Transition Zero. For those keen to learn more about their groundbreaking work or get involved, check out the TransitionZero website.Check out the video version of this episode on YouTube.Tune in, get inspired, and let's continue to make strides towards a sustainable future together! Remember, every step counts in our journey to net zero. Let's keep the conversation going – and remember to stay climate confident!Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's amazing supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Hal Good Jerry Sweeney Christophe Kottelat Andreas Werner Richard Delevan Anton Chupilko Devaang Bhatt Stephen Carroll William Brent Marcel Roquette And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Climate Confident episodes like this one.ContactIf you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - get in touch via direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover the show. CreditsMusic credits - Intro by Joseph McDade, and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played, and produced by my daughter Luna JuniperThanks for listening, and remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!...
In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen talks with Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Special Envoy for Environment and Climate Change to Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh and parliament member in Bangladesh, a country severely affected by global warming. Chowdhury sheds light on Bangladesh's vulnerability, positioned between melting Himalayan glaciers and rising sea levels in the Bay of Bengal. They discuss the stark reality that Bangladesh represents the “ground zero” of climate change. As a country already facing the impacts of global warming, Bangladesh's experience offers a glimpse into the challenges that the rest of the world will soon face.Chowdhury underscores the urgency of global collaboration and solidarity in climate action, emphasizing that the lessons learned from Bangladesh's experience are invaluable for preparing other nations for similar challenges. He calls for fair climate finance, stressing the need for global action and adaptation strategies to address the escalating climate crisis.
On October 31, 2023, Canada 2020 brought together a pre-eminent group of government and business leaders, technology experts, policymakers, and innovators from across the country at our Fall Net-Zero Leadership Summit: A Pre-COP28 Stocktake for Canada. In this featured session of the summit, Mark Carney (UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance; Former Governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England; Canada 2020 Advisory Board Chair) delivers an opening address before talking with Sarah Goodman (Partner and Associate Director, Climate and Sustainability, BCG Consulting Group; Canada 2020 Advisory Board) about Canada's net-zero leadership opportunity, and why now is the time to build.This conversation has been lightly edited for audio clarity.
This episode of Global Dispatches was recorded as a live taping of the podcast, produced in partnership with CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future dedicated to transforming food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis. Global Dispatches and CGIAR are partnering on a series of episodes about the nexus between climate and security. In our conversation today expert panelists discuss the multiple benefits of climate adaptation for disaster related displacement. The episode kicks off with some opening remarks from, Peter Laderach, Co-lead CGIAR Climate Security, Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT I then moderate a panel discussion featuring : Michelle Yonetani, Senior Policy Officer, Office of the Special Advisor to the High Commissioner on Climate Action, UNHCR Sandra Ruckstuhl, Senior Researcher, International Water Management Institute and Co-lead, CGIAR Fragility, Conflict and Migration Initiative Tasneem Siddiqui, Professor, University of Dhaka Raphaela Shveiger, Yale World Fellow, Yale University
This week Prime Minister Mitsotakis unveiled a recovery plan in wake of this summer's deadly wildfires in Evros and catastrophic floods in Thessaly, outlining a series of initiatives to address the climate crisis. Expert Konstantina Karydi joins Thanos Davelis to discuss this plan and look at whether - despite the lack of critical investments across the globe when it comes to climate action and building resiliency - Greece is sending the message that it is ready to address the challenges posed by climate change.Konstantina Karydi is the Managing Director of the Athens international office of Resilient Cities Catalyst as well as Executive Vice President of Climate Change Hub Greece. She is also a member of the Senior Experts Committee of the UNDRR Making Cities Resilient 2030 Campaign. Konstantina is an active citizen and as a volunteer is helping young leaders to grow and new organizations to increase their impact, most recently as founding advisor to Ecogenia.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:PM unveils recovery plan in wake of Evros fires, Thessaly floodsGreek floods and fires expose Europe's frail climate defencesCOP28 Climate Summit in Dubai: What to ExpectSecond SYRIZA faction to become independent as main opposition disintegratesTurkey tells NATO that Sweden won't join by next week's meetingThanksgiving Talking Points from HALC
The team behind a pioneering project for nature, INCASE, has issued a series of recommendations to value, restore and protect Ireland's resources through applying a natural capital accounting framework as a national priority. Accounting for nature can help bring greater prosperity to Ireland Launching its final report in Trinity College Dublin, the EPA Research-funded project - Irish Natural Capital Accounting for Sustainable Environments - brought together a multi-disciplinary team of ecologists and economists from four Irish universities to pilot the UN-backed System of Environmental Economic Accounting-Ecosystem Accounting (or "SEEA-EA"), in four Irish sub- catchments - the Bride in Co Cork; the Caragh, Co Kerry; the Dargle, Co Wicklow and the Figile in Co Offaly. Professor Jane Stout, ecologist and principal investigator, and Vice-President for Biodiversity and Climate Action at Trinity College Dublin, said: "Investing in natural capital accounting is essential to ensure sustainable flows of goods and services for future generations and is vital to the wellbeing of our society and economy." She added "We all depend on nature, yet we continue to ignore that our natural systems are continually degraded and destroyed. To bring nature into everyday policy and decision-making, the natural capital approach embeds the language of business and economics. This allows nature to be considered in a systematic way alongside other fundamental 'stocks', which we account for in our national accounts, as well as demonstrating how natural systems underpin important economic sectors. "As with people, the condition, or health, of these natural stocks influences their ability to sustain flows of goods and services, and ultimately the benefits to people. These hidden benefits include carbon storage, the provision of clean water, food and medicines. Without these benefits, many that we get for free from nature, there would be significant effects on our physical and financial health." One INCASE output is a paper on applying ecosystem accounting to develop a risk register for peatlands to inform restoration targets. Lead author, Dr Catherine Farrell said: "In the Figile catchment area, peatlands have been severely impacted by industrial peat extraction. This has had a massive impact on carbon storage and other ecosystem services. The Dargle in Wicklow has also considerable areas of degraded upland peatlands. Applying the natural capital accounting methods developed by the United Nations, we can see where damage is being done and where, and through which sectoral activities. This allows us to target measures to protect and restore these areas, by linking the accounts into policy and economic decisions across sectors. "The value of nature for physical and mental wellbeing, clean air and water, flood protection, shelter and food, diverse wildlife and habitats, can all be factored into decisions using the framework. Even if these values are hard to articulate in financial terms, they should be accounted for in policy decisions that impact them." Since the initiation of the INCASE project in 2018, there has been significant international progress in implementing the SEEA-EA as a complementary metric to GDP, with the Central Statistics Office in Ireland taking up the task of developing ecosystem accounts here. Building natural capital (ecosystem & geosystem) accounts involves accessing a wide variety of Irish data sources. The INCASE project used over 200 datasets in all, from more than 30 agencies. This process highlighted the need for engagement with and collaboration across a range of data providers in Ireland, and the need for regular and reliable data collection. The team has issued a final report on INCASE's work, with the following recommendations: Developing and using natural capital accounting methods such as the SEEA-EA is a national priority and requires investment in expertise and shared nature-data infrastructure in Ireland. A detailed,...
In This Episode: The evidence is striking as we spotlight the escalating impacts of climate change within Silicon Valley. In just a year, extreme heat enveloped the area, with ten locations enduring over 30 unusually warm nights. Meanwhile, Silicon Valley grappled with severe aridity, enduring 13 of the driest months on record. Adding to the area's environmental woes, the relentless march of sea level rise continues unabated, with a century-long increase of approximately 200 millimeters, or 8 inches, in Silicon Valley alone. These indicators mark shifts in our climate and signal urgent calls to action for mitigation and adaptation strategies. Climate Change Issues in Silicon Valley: Extreme Heat: Ten places in Silicon Valley had 30 or more hot nights in one year Drought: Silicon Valley experienced 13 of the 30 driest months. Sea Level Rise: Sea levels have increased over the past century by about 200 millimeters or 8 inches in Silicon Valley. About Keshav Narang: Keshav Narang is a University of Pennsylvania student studying the links between cognitive science, neuroscience, AI, and computational biology. He's passionate about lab research and committed to social justice, working to solve major societal issues. Keshav is actively involved in climate activism, focusing on its impact on marginalized communities and advocating for sustainable practices and environmental conservation to address climate change's health effects. He also runs ‘Our Teen Brains,' a platform promoting mental health in teenagers and fighting the stigma around mental illnesses like depression by sharing stories and resources and organizing events for open discussions on mental health among youth. Show Notes: Learn about Green Team Power and its mission to empower students to address climate change Explore the pressing need to address climate issues by 2035 or 2040, especially from the perspective of the younger generation How there's a gap in the education system when it comes to climate action, and how Green Team Power aims to bridge this gap Understand how Green Team Power empowers students to get involved in sustainability projects and raise awareness Explore how growing up in a drought-prone area and witnessing the impacts of climate change has driven the founder's passion for Green Team Power How Green Team Power's educational workshops and seminars are raising awareness about climate change Explore the Youth Empowerment Series and how it encourages students to get involved in environmental clubs Learn about the Eco Advocate Podcast and how it highlights stories of climate leaders and their visions Learn about the growing opportunities in renewable energy careers and how young people can contribute How Green Team Power inspired a Mother to start Her own organization to combat Climate change Links Mentioned: Earth Force Organization Mountain Valley Pipeline Sabercat National Park Connect with 'Green Team Power': If you are passionate about the environment and volunteer your time to protect and restore natural habitats, ‘Keshav Narang': Connect on Facebook Connect on Instagram Connect on LinkedIn Connect on Youtube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call/Text: +1-408-439-2990 Website: Green Team Power Donate to Green Team Power
In the face of enforced mass migration, the rising cost of recovery from increasing climate disasters, and an uncertain future without drastic and immediate action, it's important to hold up examples of cities and projects that are successful in their innovative climate actions. In this episode, we look at climate projects in Curitiba, Brazil, and Barranquilla, Colombia, that are working towards saving the planet while making their cities more prosperous and resilient.Featured guests:Mayor Rafael Greca was elected to his current mayorship of the city of Curitiba, Brazil in 2017. His city participates in the Pathway Towards Zero Waste and Urban Nature C40 Accelerator programs. Curitiba has also produced a number of innovative projects and case studies, including a hydroelectric power plant, water shortage reduction programs, community gardens, modernized bus rapid transit, and the transformation of a landfill into a solar pyramid. Mayor Jaime Pumarejo was elected Mayor of Barranquilla, Colombia in 2019. Under his leadership, the award-winning Todos al Parque initiative – a massive park regeneration scheme – has transformed Barranquilla, improving the health wellbeing and safety of residents. Due to its location and resources, Barranquilla is also a main landing hub for people displaced by climate change impacts: through his work with the Mayors Migration Council, Mayor Pumajero advocates equitably for all members of Barranquilla's expanding community. LinksSolar Energy for Social Housing in Curitiba - C40 CitiesC40-MMC Global Mayors Task Force on Climate and Migration - C40 CitiesKeeping 1.5°C Alive in the Global South: Life or Death - Journal of City Climate Policy and EconomyBreaking the Walls of Complex Systems Change in Cities - Journal of City Climate Policy and EconomyImage credit: © Helene BaumIf you want to learn more about the Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy, please visit our website: https://jccpe.utpjournals.press/Cities 1.5 is a podcast by University of Toronto Press and is produced in association with the Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy. Our executive producers are Isabel Sitcov, Peggy Whitfield, Jessica Abraham, Claudia Rupnik, and Dali Carmichael.Produced by Jess Schmidt: https://jessdoespodcasting.com/Music is by Lorna Gilfedder: https://origamipodcastservices.com/
Meet Amy Harff, she is a Force of Nature consultant, climate researcher and artist. She was recently selected to be a Youth Ambassador for the UN Ocean Decade, where she led workshops and gave speeches to over 2,000 participants aboard the Peace Boat. In August 2023, she completed the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to conduct one year of independent research on how creativity can catalyze climate and environmental action. For her research, she spoke and worked with over 350 scientists, community leaders, academics, CEOs and artists to see how creativity and storytelling can be tools for change. Amy has been an art judge for Bow Seat Ocean Awareness and Chas also spoken at Goldsmiths' Art and Ecology Conference and at NYC Climate Week. She is currently creating an illustrated book from personal interviews with 25 international female climate leaders including: Christiana Figueres, Dr. Kim Cobb, Xiye Bastida, Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner and Melati Wijsen. Her creative pursuits include: facilitating community murals in Zambia, New Zealand and Indonesia, creating costumes from trash for Taiwan's Dream Community festival, and drawing large illustrations about projected climate impacts in her community. Together we dive into the importance of creative tools to drive the circular economy, protect our oceans and drive climate action. Connect with Amy Insta: @amyspencerart www.amyspencerharff.com Be sure to also follow @ecovybz on all socials !
On Nov. 28, Virginia League of Conservation Voters will team with several partnering organizations to host a Henrico Climate Solutions Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road. Hosted by Freedom Virginia, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, the Sierra Club, BlueGreen Alliance, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action, Henrico NAACP, IBEW Local 666, and Climate Action Virginia in addition to Virginia LCV, the town hall will feature community-led discussion about environmental solutions that advance clean energy, cut pollution, create economic opportunities and keep communities safe. The town hall will also celebrate climate...Article LinkSupport the show
Neshan's professional experience includes engagements with Government, non-government, bilateral and multilateral sectors and was a former member of the international civil service. Neshan Gunasekera has a background in international law, human rights, international relations, programme and project management and has worked to promote environmental considerations within the humanitarian-peace-development nexus. He has served as visiting faculty and examiner at several tertiary educational institutions, teaching public international law, human rights law, and humanitarian law. He holds a master's in international Relations with a focus on Sustainable Development and has completed specialized trainings in various areas including on peacebuilding, conflict transformation and environmental governance. He has supported several clinical legal education initiatives, including moot courts. In 2020, he was recognized for his continuous work over decades for Justice, Peace, and Sustainable Development, especially in South Asia and Sri Lanka, through his engagements with various global, regional and national institutions by being awarded the H.E. Judge C.G. Weeramantry International Justice Award. His interests are in furthering principles of international law and environmental law, including specifically the principles of intergenerational equity and Earth trusteeship through educational initiatives to safeguard the integrity of our Earth system. Neshan is married to Bridgette and they have a son, Aryesh Kael.
In the latest episode, Chris and David are joined by Karen Pflug, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ingka Group, the holding company that represent over 90% of IKEA's retail operations. After exploring Karen's career journey, that has her recognized as one of the Top 100 global CSOs, they dive into the fascinating world of Ingka Group. As the largest retail franchisee IKEA, they work very closely with IKEA design and development teams to connect over 650 million customers in 31 markets around the world via their stores and online shopping experiences.Ingka Group doesn't just want to sell furniture – they want to deeply understand people's lives at home to help encourage more healthy & sustainable living. Their flagship research studies on climate action and equality help this purpose-led company bring the outside world in, which they leverage via coalition building, advocacy, collaborations, partnerships.
Stephen Jackson fell hard for Africa three decades ago, and never looked back. Now the UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya, he channels his passion into his work, bringing together UN agencies to support the continent in its drive for sustainable development. “Sometimes in this job, you just end up falling in love with the country where you work. Kenya is a very special place, and I think is a country on an extraordinary upwards curve, a very rapid one. You meet incredibly inspiring people here, and I love it to bits.” Africa is a continent set on rapid development, with many observers pointing to Kenya's maturing democracy and green transition as a model for other nations. In this episode, Stephen Jackson reflects on Africa's fascinating diversity, as well as its invigorating self-confidence, resilience and ambition.
Thought leaders, global decision-makers and policymakers will be convening in Dubai in late-November for the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP28, to assess and address the state of global affairs on the climate agenda. In this episode of the EY Sustainability Matters podcast, host Bruno Sarda is joined in person by Amy Brachio, EY Global Vice Chair for Sustainability, and Matt Bell, EY Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader. They explore COP28 and the importance of the first-ever Global Stocktake - a checkpoint discussion on the progress made since the Paris Agreement adoption in 2015. With just seven years left to cut emissions by half and limit global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius, the world has reached a pivotal moment in the fight against climate change. Amy and Matt share their views on the possible learnings from the Global Stocktake, as well as on the business and government perspective of COP28, and why it is so vital for those stakeholders to be represented there. With a record number of people - 90,000 - set to attend the summit, the podcast looks at the progress since last year's COP. It also explains why, in these tumultuous times with one global crisis following another, more voices outside of governments must be part of the dialogue on climate change. The guests end on a hopeful note agreeing that the upcoming COP28 is likely to bring more positive outcomes and cross-sector collaborations. Key takeaways include: COP28 includes the first Global Stocktake to assess progress to address and adapt to climate change on a country-by-country level. The dialogue and collaboration between government and business across sectors are vital for meaningful progress. Recent extremes in climate have created more urgency for the transition to a low-carbon economy. New reporting standards are driving greater transparency and accountability. Global tensions, economic uncertainty and political landscapes impact progress, but businesses are still driving climate action through net-zero commitments. EY and other businesses attending COP28 are looking to have an authentic impact and play a role in driving meaningful action. © 2023 Ernst & Young LLP
A strong oil and gas presence is expected at the COP28 climate summit this month, after host United Arab Emirates said everyone needs to be at the table to find better solutions to stop global warming. But many remain sceptical of whether the industry can be earnest contributors to the climate agenda. Fossil fuels are the primary cause of global warming, and some of the biggest energy majors have in recent years walked back their sustainability ambitions. Blockbuster Big Oil earnings last year amid high fuel prices have led to profiteering accusations, while environmentalists suspect that fossil fuel lobbyists blocked more ambitious targets at last year's COP27 in Egypt. Joining the Eco-Business podcast to discuss the role that fossil fuel firms will play at COP28 is Charlotte Wolff-Bye, the chief sustainability officer of Petronas. Petronas is Malaysia's state-owned energy company, and one of the country's biggest financial contributors. It has operations around the world, and its daily production averaged 2.4 million barrels of oil equivalent last year. The company has also been present at past COP summits, where it has pledged action in areas such as better managing methane emissions. Tune in as we discuss: - What Petronas will bring to COP28 - Can there be greater action on the fossil fuel sector's sizeable Scope 3 emissions? - How Petronas aims to build trust with sceptics - What a “responsible phase-down” of fossil fuels – as floated by COP28 leadership – entails - The ideal outcomes from the climate summit
In this episode of Flanigan's Eco-Logic, Ted speaks with Andrew Jones, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Climate Interactive, and a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan. Climate Interactive is rooted in the fields of system dynamics modelling and systems thinking. His team creates and share tools that help people see connections and drive effective and equitable climate action.He and Ted discuss how climate modelling is an important step towards mitigating carbon emissions and making the right policy and personal choices to drive down emissionsAndrew was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and trained in environmental engineering and system dynamics modelling through a B.A. at Dartmouth College and a M.S. in Technology and Policy at MIT. At Dartmouth College, he became a student of Dana Meadows, who introduced him to the world of both systems thinking and global models as ways for citizens and top decision makers to test their thinking about what it is really going to take to create a sustainable world.He then worked with Ted at Rocky Mountain Institute in the 1990s and in the 2000s with Dana Meadows at Sustainability Institute. At Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan, he and his team developed C-ROADS and En-ROADS, two user-friendly climate simulations in use by analysts around the world. His interviews have appeared in multiple media, including The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and NPR's Morning Edition. Andrew has also written two op-eds in the Sunday New York Times — one on building grounded hope and another in the form of an interactive simulation.He co-accepted the ASysT Applied Systems Thinking Prize for “a significant accomplishment achieved through the application of systems thinking to a problem of U.S. national significance” and the System Dynamics Society's Applications Award for the best real-world application of modelling. He is the 1990 recipient of Dartmouth College's Ray W. Smith Award for the most significant contribution to the status of the College.Andrew is based in Asheville, North Carolina, and teaches system dynamics at MIT Sloan and the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In today's episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with William (Bill) Leddy, FAIA, a founding Principal of San Francisco-based LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects (LMSA), the 2017 recipient of the national American Institute of Architects Firm Award. For over three decades Leddy has been a national leader in the design of environments that promote social justice and advance urgent climate action. LMSA has received over 175 regional, national, and international design awards and has been recognized by numerous organizations including the American Institute of Arc hitects, the French Institute of Architects, the Norwegian Association of Architects, the U.S. Department of Energy, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Building Museum. The firm is one of only two in the nation to have received twelve or more national AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Project awards – the Institute's highest award for integrated design excellence. Leddy has lectured widely and served as a visiting professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the California College of the Arts, as the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Pietro Belluschi Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Oregon. A past chair of the national AIA Committee on the Environment Advisory Group, he currently serves as the AIA California Vice President of Climate Action, working to accelerate the decarbonization of the built environment in California and beyond. His firm's new book – “Practice with Purpose: A Guide to Mission Driven Design” was published in 2023. In this episode we will discuss: Role of the Business of Architecture Relevance and Resilience How do we prepare for an uncertain future To learn more about Bill visit his: Website: https://www.lmsarch.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/leddy-maytum-stacy-architects/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LMSarchitects Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lms_architects/ Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/lms_architects/ ► Transcription: https://otter.ai/u/Hqdx_7WQQcO-DbbRXj02s8L05nE?utm_source=copy_url ► Feedback? Email us at email@example.com ► Access your free training at http://SmartPracticeMethod.com/ ► If you want to speak directly to our advisors, book a call at https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/call ► Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates: https://www.youtube.com/c/BusinessofArchitecture ******* For more free tools and resources for running a profitable, impactful, and fulfilling practice, connect with me on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/businessofarchitecture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enoch.sears/ Website: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BusinessofArch Podcast: http://www.businessofarchitecture.com/podcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-architecture-podcast/id588987926 Android Podcast Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BusinessofArchitecture-podcast Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9idXNpbmVzc29mYXJjaGl0ZWN0dXJlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz ******* Access the FREE Architecture Firm Profit Map video here: http://freearchitectgift.com Download the FREE Architecture Firm Marketing Process Flowchart video here: http://freearchitectgift.com Come to my next live, in-person event: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/live Carpe Diem!
In today's episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I talked nanomaterials and packaging with Federico Trotta, Co-Founder and CEO of Metalchemy. As we unpacked the potential of this nascent industry, we discovered how Metalchemy is pioneering solutions that could revolutionise sustainability in supply chains and beyond. Our conversation took a deep dive into Metalchemy's groundbreaking antimicrobial technology – a beacon of hope for industries grappling with stringent preservative regulations. It's not just about prolonging shelf life anymore; it's about reinventing preservation with an eco-conscious mindset.We also touched upon Metalchemy's aspiration to lead the global nanomaterial market, transitioning from academia to tangible, societal benefits. Their proactive commercial partnerships aim to catapult nanotechnology from the lab to the frontline, making a measurable impact.Towards the end of the episode we discussed biomaterials. In a world drowning in plastic, bioplastics offer a glimmer of hope. Federico illuminated the challenges and advancements in making bioplastics a viable contender to their synthetic counterparts, both in functionality and cost-effectiveness.The episode concluded with insights into the integration of AI in enhancing the efficiency of experimental processes, a synergy of software and hardware that could potentially accelerate innovation.Tune in to this episode for a journey through the microscopic world with macro implications, and be part of the conversation steering us towards a greener future.For those eager to learn more, Federico invites you to explore Metalchemy's website and join their vibrant LinkedIn community. Stay updated with their latest ventures and be inspired by how nanotechnology is not just shaping materials, but also our environmental consciousness.Check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/0SrZW0z9GxESupport the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe Kottelat Olivier Brusle Alicia Farag Joël VANDI Luis Olavarria And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one.Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities:If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk!FinallyIf you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.
This week: At Innovation Forum's future of climate action conference in Washington DC, Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson discuss the key talking points from the opening day of the event. They highlight the impact of evolving legislation and the ongoing corporate struggle to turn climate commitments and targets into credible action plans to deliver real progress. Plus: During Innovation Forum's recent sustainable landscapes and commodities forum, Ian Welsh spoke with Anita Neville from Golden Agri-Resources, Catherine Barton from Chester Zoo and Innovation Forum's Peter Stanbury. These conversations focused on the challenges and potential impacts of the incoming EU deforestation regulation, in terms of business as well as conservation efforts. Host: Ian Welsh
We've all heard of climate change, but what does that really mean? Katy and Laura explain what climate change is and human-induced climate change is the largest threat our world faces right now. Don't worry though, it isn't all bad news! Learn about how we can all take actions toward making a better future.Support the show
In today's episode of the Climate Confident podcast, I talked sustainability with Mary Wilson, the Founder and CEO of All In. We unpacked the subscription model of All In – a model that champions the belief that sustainability transcends the boundaries between our professional and personal worlds. Mary detailed their tiered system, designed to democratise sustainability knowledge from the ground up, making it accessible to everyone at a minimal cost.Education and community are the cornerstones of All In. Mary passionately spoke about their knowledge cubes and academy, which are central to fostering an informed and proactive community. It's about building a hub where ideas, best practices, and groundbreaking solutions are exchanged freely and where every voice can help accelerate change.We also touched on the platform's innovative content aggregation – pulling RSS feeds, facilitating thought-provoking discussions, and allowing personalized content curation. Mary emphasized how critical this is for staying abreast of the torrent of news in the sustainability sector.Looking ahead, All In's roadmap is set to spotlight groundbreaking solutions and technologies, with special mentions of gamification and generative AI enhancing the user experience. Their upcoming collaborations promise to invigorate the platform with fresh perspectives and robust engagement.For more insights and to be a part of this thriving community, visit www.allin.inc, and check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/EWGo-Pd9jDY. Until next time, stay climate confident.Security UnfilteredCyber Security can be a difficult field to not only understand but to also navigate....Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's amazing supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Hal Good Jerry Sweeney Christophe Kottelat Andreas Werner Richard Delevan Anton Chupilko Devaang Bhatt Stephen Carroll William Brent And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Climate Confident episodes like this one.ContactIf you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - get in touch via direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover the show. CreditsMusic credits - Intro by Joseph McDade, and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played, and produced by my daughter Luna JuniperThanks for listening, and remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
Mark Little, journalist and presenter, on returning to our screens as co-host of a new documentary which looks at the climate challenge through the lens of the year 2050.
This show is made possible by you! To become a sustaining member go to LauraFlanders.org/donateWhat can we learn from the experiences of people living on the frontlines of climate catastrophe? “There's beautiful resistance out there,” says Colette Pichon Battle. She is a Louisiana native who began her work in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 when she and so many others lost their homes. A leading voice in climate justice and Black liberation movements, Pichon Battle founded the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) that focused on equitable climate resilience in the Gulf South. Now she has expanded her vision into Taproot Earth, to include work in Appalachia, the global Black diaspora and geographies across the world with a focus on climate migration and Taproot's work around Global Climate Reparations. According to a 2022 report by the International Organization for Migration, in the US, anywhere from 4.2 to 13.1 million people could become victims of floods by the year 2100. It is the reality that Pichon Battle has been alerting us to for years — climate change isn't looming, it's here. With suffocating orange wildfire smoke, deadly heat waves and drenching rain; with hurricanes, floods and landslides — we have crossed what some call the change horizon. Can it also be a liberation horizon? Colette believes it can. Today's program is devoted to her evolving understanding of how the crises of climate, migration, capitalism and over-policing are connected, and what is our work to do. Plus a commentary from Laura.“If we choose to be our best selves in this moment, if we choose to work through fear in this moment, if we choose courage and each other, we can actually stop not just the oppression of my people, but the oppression of yours.” - Colette Pichon Battle“What I need is white allies learning about whatever ethnicity, whatever cultural tradition they come from, and how did they live with the land and how do we put those things together? . . . Why aren't we fighting together for the sake of this planet?” - Colette Pichon BattleGuest: Colette Pichon Battle, Esq.: Co-founder, Vision & Initiatives Partner for Taproot Earth Full Episode Notes are located HERE. They include related episodes, articles, and more.Music In the Middle: “Do You Actually Care by LifeIsOne. from the Climate Soundtrack Project, produced by DJ's for Climate Action. And additional music included- "In and Out" and "Steppin" by Podington Bear
The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs was established to develop and research creative ways to boost the use of modern family planning around the world. Today, as the center marks its 35th birthday, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein speaks to CCP's new executive director Debora Freitas Lopez about the program's continued mission to inspire and enable people around the world to make healthy choices about everything from contraception to COVID-19 to climate action.
The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication found that the majority of Americans are either "alarmed" or "concerned" about climate change. They also discovered links between distress about climate change and a desire to take action. This hour, Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz digs into this study, and the Six Americas Super Short Survey (SASSY). You can take the SASSY Survey here. Plus, NBC Connecticut meteorologist Rachael Jay and New Haven Climate Movement organizer Adrian Huq will share their perspectives as different kinds of climate communicators. How do you process feelings of alarm or distress around climate change, or even, take action? GUESTS: Rachael Jay: Meteorologist, NBC Connecticut Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz: Founder and Director, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication Adrian Huq: Co-Founder, New Haven Climate Movement Youth Action Team; Youth Coordinator, Climate Health Education Project Cat Pastor contributed to this episode which originally aired September 11, 2023.Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A new strategy aiming to simultaneously tackle poverty and climate change in Clare will be launched tonight. The research conducted by the Clare Public Participation Network hopes to safeguard access to housing, healthcare, energy and employment while achieving a carbon neutral society. The report entitled Securing socio-economic rights & a just transition in County Clare will aim to ensure that no person or industry will fall into the poverty trap on the way to achieving a zero emissions society. However the findings have identified a number of sectors here to be at risk, including farmers, those living in rural areas, low income households, the travelling community and Direct Provision residents. Particularly beef farmers, who comprise 81% of this county's holdings, were found to be at risk due to the uncertain economic future of the practice, coupled with the requirement to drastically cut emissions. For rural communities, meanwhile, car dependancy was found to be copperfastened in this county by a lack of a universal public transport system affecting those already living further away from their place of work and essential services. Currently just 6% of commuters here use public transport to get to work, which is half the national average. Elaine D'Alton who represented the Clare women's network on the steering committee says a tailored approach is required for the specific needs of the county. The Clare Public Participation Network has included 27 reccomendations to be considered by local and national policymakers. Among the key priorities is the establishment of a social enterprise incubator in an unspecified deprived area of the county, with the goal of fostering job opportunities in marginalised areas. The group is also calling on the government to extend the fully funded home retrofit scheme to all low and middle income households. However the core principal of the report is underlined by community led development and Clare PPN Co-Ordinator, Sarah Clancy says investment in the people is the only way to secure a just transition.
Climate policy has come a long way over the last year! Join Dana Nuccitelli, CCL Research Coordinator, as he shares the latest updates on federal climate legislation and how it is paving the way to lower carbon emissions, record clean energy investment, good jobs, and improved infrastructure. Learn how spreading this good climate news is key to our advocacy and outreach. Dana Nuccitelli Research Coordinator, CCL/CCE
“We need people to communicate in a way that gives all of us an ability to move forward in a positive direction.” The built environment – it's a massive subject, a massive industry and a massive contributor of emissions, (buildings and construction are responsible for approx. 40% of global energy related and carbon dioxide emission). There is a lot of work to be done and the challenge requires collaboration, knowledge and action at scale. We had the pleasure of talking to Brigette Clements, strategic lead at The Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN) and managing director at Lowkey Architecture and Developments. With both a technical and creative background, Brigette works with, “impact driven investors on projects simply, that I believe in, and that hit the highest metrics of sustainability.” We wanted to explore the role ACAN plays and the work they do in trying to drive “change”. Brigette explained they have three main aims, 1) decarbonise now, 2) ecological regeneration and 3) cultural transformation. The focus of ACAN is across a broad range of issues, from the circular economy through to existing buildings and retrofit and climate literacy and professional standards. Big on action and output, their work delivers resources, knowledge and awareness across their network and beyond (you don't have to be in the built environment to be a part of ACAN and their work). With policies, trends and needs changing in the built environment faster than ever before, the need to be educated, aware and up to date is critical. But, as Brigette points out, it's one thing sharing how great you are on social media, but, “nobody is really coming out to talk about their failures or their lack of knowledge which is something we need. We need to build on the knowledge of others, learn from the mistakes of others.” Something Brigette is challenging as it slows progress. And a common theme from many of our podcast guests - calling for shared, lived experience. A highly complex industry we discuss the issues, the politics, the activism, the challenges and the opportunities. Brigette shares her knowledge, experience and views on what is happening and what needs to happen. A firm believer that communication and the stories we tell are some of the strongest tools we have, Brigette adds, “we are designers and we are problem solvers, we are thinkers, we've got all the tools around us, we've got a lot of knowledge, we just need a bit of energy and collective action to make it happen.” Whether you're a professional in the built environment or a citizen who lives in it, tune in to hear for yourself why it's critical that we understand what is happening and take responsibility in driving progress towards a more sustainable future. More information about ACAN can be found here. Where you'll find information about their work and meet-ups. ________________________________________________________________________________ You'll find the Podcast on all the usual pod platforms - and also on The Global Player and via The Marketing Society. If you love it, do share it and spread the word. Talking about climate change and the role we play is one of the most important things we can do. So join the conversation. We're all in this together. Our podcasts are recorded purely via online conferencing platforms, we apologise for any minor sound quality issues.
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In this week's episode of the Climate Confident podcast, I had the pleasure of Chatting with Jeremy Bentham, Co-Chair & Senior Advisor at World Energy Council. Jeremy brings a wealth of knowledge from his extensive background in the energy sector.
Denver has a new climate boss; it's not a role very many U.S. cities have. We asked Liz Babcock to meet us somewhere especially vulnerable to climate change. Then, we share another survival story a year after the attack at Club Q. Also, hear from the three candidates for Aurora mayor. And a new honor for the nation's first prima ballerina, Maria Tallchief.
Today I am joined by Joseph Kane, a Fellow at Brookings Metro, a program of The Brookings Institution. His work focuses on a wide array of built environment issues, including transportation and water infrastructure. Within these areas of research, Kane has explored infrastructure's central economic role across different regions as well as its relationship to opportunity and resilience.
Elise Joshi, 21, is the executive director at Gen-Z for Change. She first gained widespread attention a few months ago when she interrupted a White House press conference being held by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. In the viral video, a visibly nervous Joshi asked about the Biden administration's approval of ConocoPhillips' $8 billion Willow Pipeline project in Alaska, despite over 1 million young people requesting President Biden halt the project. The video has been viewed tens of millions of times across news outlets and shows.In this episode, Elise makes the point that the Biden administration has done many wonderful things for climate, including the Inflation Reduction Act. However, she noted that for many young people, Biden's climate record will be defined by Willow. The months-long Stop Willow movement was significantly influential across social media. She pointed out that in Biden's first two years, the Bureau of Land Management approved more oil and gas permits than during Trump's first two years, despite Biden's pledge and executive order to halt federal land drilling. This highlights the need to incentivize renewables and electrification while weaning the economy off fossil fuels. For many, progress on the latter has seemed lacking.Elise and Cody have an insightful conversation about these climate policy dynamics and her work at Gen-Z for Change. It's an exciting discussion that provides perspective on how she believes millions of young people view current climate policies.In this episode, we cover: [03:30]: Elise's personal journey to climate advocacy starting in high school[06:10]: Origins and evolution of Gen-Z for Change during COVID[08:32]: Elise's role growing from member to executive director of Gen-Z for Change[10:04]: Tools and activist techniques used by Gen-Z for Change[13:26]: The viral Stop Willow campaign against Arctic oil drilling[15:20]: Gen-Z for Change's role in amplifying the Stop Willow movement[18:47]: Messaging that resonates most with young people on climate[22:57]: Elise's recounting of the moment she stood up to Biden's Press secretary [26:42]: Critique of Biden climate policy as too focused on carrots vs sticks[31:06]: Hopes for bolder climate platform and Green New Deal in 2024[33:33]: Gen-Z for Change's focus on bottom-up organizing for 2024 elections[34:30]: Distrust of the current system and political candidates among Gen-Z [39:01]: How to support Gen-Z for Change[39:44]: Distinction between 502(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) [41:00]: Open resources created by Elise to educate people on climate issues[42:34]: Parting words on public transit and reducing car dependency Get connected: Elise Joshi X / LinkedInCody Simms X / LinkedInMCJ Podcast / Collective / Instagram*You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, where we encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded on Sep 29, 2023 (Published on Oct 30, 2023)
Environmental activists are concerned with the direction of the Humboldt County Climate Action Plan. The Plan, a to-do list of sorts describing what local jurisdictions can do to reach state-mandated greenhouse gas reductions, has been in development for five years and at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, Planning Director John Ford warned that significant changes to the plan are necessary, delaying adoption of the plan even further.Caroline Griffith of the Northcoast Environmental Center and Colin Fiske of the Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities join host Tom Wheeler of EPIC to discuss what modifications and delay mean for meaningful efforts to address the climate crisis.Support the show
As a climate advocate, you want to stay well informed, up to date, and equipped in the work you do. On today's show the Citizens Climate Radio Team willI help you do just that. In today's show they feature the newest and best books and podcasts related to climate advocacy. They also speak to the creators behind these excellent new resources. Find a full transcript here: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/blog/podcast/episode-89-the-best-new-climate-change-books-and-podcasts/ New Nonfiction about Climate Change The Twenty-One, The True Story of the Youth Who Sued the U.S. Government over Climate Change by Elizabeth Rusch “I feel like we adults need kids to tell us the obvious, and the obvious is that all citizens do have a constitutional right to a stable climate. There is no life, no liberty and no property without a stable climate and their government, our government should not be allowed to continue to contribute to this problem.” Elizabeth Rusch, author of The 21. This book dives into the ongoing landmark federal climate change lawsuit Juliana versus the United States of America. She introduces us to the 21 young people who came from different states to sue the US government. They have accused the federal government of denying them their constitutional right to life and liberty by not acting to address the causes of climate change. Elizabeth sat down with us to tell stories from the book. You'll hear about young people courageously stepping up in a big way and the importance of this historic case. “Not only should more people pay attention to the case, we believe anyone reading Elizabeth's book will be inspired to do great things.” -Horace Mo Follow Elizabeth Rusch on X. She is also on Instagram. 2. California Against the Sea: Visions for our Vanishing Coastline by Rosanna Xia “When I first submitted my manuscript to my book editor and she read just the entirety of what I was trying to write, she said, wow, this feels like such an incredible blend of old school journalism, radical listening, and deep hanging out.” -Rosanna Xia, author of California Against the Sea The author tells us about the big themes that emerge in the book. She also shares expert tips for the work we do as climb advocates connecting with the public and public officials. Oh, and she talks about hope. How much hope should we include in our stories? Can sharing too much hope make people complacent? “This is not a dry book with nonstop facts and figures. Instead, Rosanna brings together a community of vibrant stories and memorable people. Through these human connections Rosanna explores issues like private ownership along the coast, public accessibility to nature and the need to build resilient communities and infrastructure, even if you're not a Californian.” -Karina Taylee Follow Rosanna Xia on X and read more of her writing at the LA Times 3. Am I Too Old to Save the Planet? A Boomer's Guide to Climate Action by Lawrence MacDonald “We've reached a point where an individual action is going to be too little too late. And so we really need collective action to have rapid policy change. And that's one of the reasons that I am actually a big admirer of Citizens Climate Lobby. The idea of carbon fee and dividend I think is a very powerful driver for action. I think that can be very powerful. And it's going to need a bipartisan consensus.” -Lawrence MacDonald, author, Am I Too Old to Save the Planet?” This book delves into how the generation with the potential to enact change allowed climate issues to escalate into a global crisis - and offers solutions.Lawrence MacDonald, a former international correspondent and former vice president of the World Resources Institute, shares his personal transformation into a dedicated climate advocate. Brimming with actionable insights, this book may be the gift that opens us a meaningful conversation with a grandparent or older relative. “Lawrence hopes younger people like me, will use his book to help us connect with older Americans about climate change.” -Horace Mo Follow Lawrence MacDonald on X and read his writing on Medium. 4. The Quickening: Creation and Community at the End of the World by Elizabeth Rush In 2019 57, scientist and crew embarked on the ship the Nathaniel B. Palmer. They were there to explore Thwaites Glacier. This is a mysterious and potentially catastrophic site for global sea level rise. Elizabeth Rush's new book, The Quickening, chronicles their journey. She mixes sublime moments like seeing icebergs up close. With everyday activities like ping pong and lab work. It also delves into the personal question of bringing a child into a changing world. This Antarctica story also focuses on imagining a better future understanding the continent's history, and highlighting the roles of women and people of color and expeditions Hear Elizabeth Rush talking about her first book, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. She appeared in Episode 26 of Citizens Climate Radio, Deep Water. “In Rising, Rush wove in narratives from coastal residents around the USA, along with her own research and personal reflections about sea level rise. It was beautifully written in a way that humanized global warming for me. In her newest book, Quickening, she is back to weaving stories while helping us nudge nearer to the biggest story of our time, Climate Change.” -Peterson Toscano The Ultimate Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) List Dr. Krista Hiser has been a regular guest and contributor to Citizens Climate Radio. She helps educators find creative ways to incorporate climate change into the curriculum. She does this work in several ways. Currently she is the Senior Lead and Advisor for advancing Sustainability Education over at the Global Council for Science and the Environment. She is also a professor of Composition & Rhetoric. But perhaps one of her most exciting endeavors is a successful online group she started. It's called The Ultimate Cli-Fi Book Club. She shares four books that will help deepen your understanding of climate change and empathy for everyone impacted by extreme weather and global warming. Night in the World by Sharon English A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. The Man with the Compound Eyes by Wu Ming-Yi, Darryl Sterk (Translator) The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson The Memory of Water by Emmi Itžranta Here are some books and authors that have been featured on Citizens Climate Radio Mr. Eternity by Aaron Thier, Episode 10. Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins, Episode 22. Code Blue and Code Red by Marissa Slaven, Episodes 33 and 65. Find even more books on this lists Compelling Climate Fiction to Read Before it Becomes Non-Fiction, New York Public Library. 20 Climate Fiction Books: From Apocalypse to Budding Hope, Libro Maniac 7 Climate Fiction Recommendations to Start your Cli-Fi Journey, Talk Dharti to Me Environmental Novels: Juvenile and Young Adult Fiction, Illinois University LIbrary Six Podcasts that creatively address climate change Green Tea Party Radio “It's really hard finding content out there for environmental conservatives, in particular, young environmental conservative, 18 to 25, within that age range, you know, high school, college, young professional. I had known Hannah and Zachfrom working at Citizens Climate Lobby and we would bump into each other at conferences, and while we were all there, we were all talking. We all kind of looked at each other, and we said, “Well, what if we made something to kind of fill that gap?” -Katie Zakrzewski, co-host of Green Tea Party Radio. This podcast is produced by three young Conservatives for other young Conservatives. Katie Zakrzewski, Zach Torpie, and Hannah Rogers offer fresh perspectives on climate change as they offer up conservative friendly solutions. No matter where you fall in the political spectrum, this podcast fosters productive discussions around this critical global issue 2. The Change: Women, Technology and the Anthropocene “The future is looking especially uncertain, and I really wanted the podcast for it to be sort of an opportunity for people like yourself, who are young people, or people who are looking to make a change in their life, to understand what they can do, to sort of get involved in the climate space, but be that professionally or on social level.” -Zara Amer, producer of The Change podcast The Change podcast brings together women who bridge some of the boundaries that exist and persist between women and technology in the Anthropocene. Learn more about the podcast and the other programs offered through The Climate Change Project. 3. EcoRight Speaks Podcast hosted by Chelsea Henderson This is another Conservative Climate Change podcast that's been around for a couple of years. EcoRight Speaks, is a project of RepublicEN, the group founded by Bob Inglis, former US representative from South Carolina and a member of the CCL advisory board. He appears in Episode 57 The Tide is Rising. 4. Climate Changed hosted by Nicole Diroff and Ben Yosua-David The Climate Changed podcast speaks directly to faith leaders and community leaders. It is sponsored by The BTS Center in Portland, Maine. Their goal is to develop spiritual leadership for a climate-changed world. 5. Sustainable Cents hosted by Veda Ganesan Veda, a high school student and an active volunteer with Citizens Climate Youth, dives into all things money, economy, investing, climate, and environment, one episode at a time. 6. America Adapts, hosted by Doug Parsons The America Adapts podcast explores the challenges presented by adapting to climate change, the global movement that has begun to drive change, and the approaches that are already working. Take a Meaningful Next Step Each month we will suggest meaningful, achievable, and measurable next steps for you to consider. We recognize that action is an antidote to despair. If you are struggling with what you can do, consider one of the following next steps. Podcast Engagement Subscribe and listen to one of the recommended climate change podcasts. Share the knowledge and insights you gain with your friends. Whenever possible, rate and review the podcasts to boost their visibility. Increased listenership and discussions can accelerate climate change awareness and action. Carbon Fee and Dividend Movement (For College Students) Explore the Carbon Fee and Dividend movement, which advocates for effective climate policies.They creatively engage college students, faculty, and staff in their campaigns. This movement also facilitates direct connections with lawmakers Utilize the hashtag #carbonfeeanddividend on social media. Learn more at CFDmovement.com and follow them on Instagram @carbonfeeanddividend. Citizens Climate Lobby National Youth Action Team (For Middle and High School Students) Students can get involved with the CCL National Youth Action Team. Participate in initiatives such as the Great School Electrification Challenge. Visit Youth.CitizensClimatelobby.org to learn more and follow them on Instagram @CitizensClimateYouth. Additional Climate Action Resource (For anyone at any time For those seeking more ways to take action, explore the action page at CCLusa.org/action. Meet Karina Taylee, a new CCR Team Member Karina Taylee, hails from the vibrant cultural mosaic of Miami, Florida, where she's witnessed the firsthand impacts of climate change. Miami's diverse heritage, with Latin bakeries and conversations in Spanish, is deeply cherished by Karina. Her resolve to protect her city led her to become a CCL volunteer in 2021, now serving as a liaison with her district, setting up lobbying appointments with congressional offices. Through this journey, she discovered a community of dedicated individuals, who foster her aspirations in science communication as she pursues a master's degree in Global Strategic Communications. Karina aims to creatively share the climate movement's story at Citizens Climate Radio, emphasizing that everyone plays a vital role in overcoming climate change. When not advocating, she enjoys beach time with her three adorable dogs and looks forward to connecting with the audience en español in upcoming episodes. Karina is currently working on a new CCR limited podcast series, Voces del Cambio: Explorando el Clima en Latinoamérica. Voices of Change, exploring climate in Latin America. Good News Lila Powell tells us about Virginia's annual Clean the Bay Day, which she experienced this year. It has been an important tradition since 1989. Thousands of volunteers gather on the first Saturday of June for a three-hour cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This year, over 4,000 volunteers removed 114 pounds of debris, including surprising finds like a plastic hippo and a packaged pork tenderloin. The cleanup significantly benefits the ecosystem and engages the community. While it's specific to Virginia, those in the Chesapeake Bay watershed can participate in their own cleanups. Visit cbf.org/clean to join the cause.. Listener Survey We want to hear your feedback about this episode. After you listen, feel free to fill in this short survey. 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This week, Michael has invited his good friend Baroness Bryony Worthington to guest-host Cleaning Up! Bryony was the lead author of the UK's ground-breaking 2008 Climate Change Act, and is now on sabbatical from her role in the House of Lords, where she has been scrutinising legislation. She's now over in California. See the shownotes below for a link to her appearance on Cleaning Up (episode 25!) Bryony is interviewing Naomi Oreskes, Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. A world-renowned earth scientist, historian and public speaker, she is the author of the best-selling book, Merchants of Doubt (2010) and a leading voice on the role of science in society, the reality of anthropogenic climate change, and the role of disinformation in blocking climate action. Her new book, with Erik Conway, is The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market, published by Bloomsbury Press. Links: Read Naomi and Erik's 2010 book Merchants of Doubt How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Merchants-Doubt-Handful-Scientists-Obscured/dp/1408824833Read Naomi's 2013 book Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plate-Tectonics-Insiders-History-Frontiers/dp/0813341329Read Naomi and Erik's 2014 book The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From the Future here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Collapse-Western-Civilization-View-Future/dp/023116954X Read Naomi's 2019 book Why Trust Science? here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trust-Science-University-Center-Values/dp/069117900X Read Naomi and Erik's brand new book The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/big-myth-9781635573572/ Read Naomi's 2004 paper The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change here: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.1103618 Read the DeSmog article on heat pump disinformation here: https://www.desmog.com/2023/07/20/revealed-media-blitz-against-heat-pumps-funded-by-gas-lobby-group/ Related Episodes:Check out Bryony's appearance on Cleaning Up here: https://www.cleaningup.live/episode-25-bryony-worthington/ Guest Bio Naomi Oreskes is Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. A world-renowned earth scientist, historian and public speaker, she is the author of the best-selling book, Merchants of Doubt (2010) and a leading voice on the role of science in society, the reality of anthropogenic climate change, and the role of disinformation in blocking climate action. Oreskes is author or co-author of 9 books, and over 150 articles, essays and opinion pieces, including Merchants of Doubt (Bloomsbury, 2010), The Collapse of Western Civilization (Columbia University Press, 2014), Discerning Experts (University Chicago Press, 2019), Why Trust Science? (Princeton University Press, 2019), and Science on a Mission: American Oceanography from the Cold War to Climate Change, (University of Chicago Press, 2021). Merchants of Doubt, co-authored with Erik Conway, was the subject of a documentary film of the same name produced by participant Media and distributed by SONY Pictures Classics, and has been translated into nine languages. A new edition of Merchants of Doubt, with an introduction by Al Gore, was published in 2020. Her new book, with Erik Conway, is The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market, published by Bloomsbury Press
Karen Costa shares about climate action pedagogy on episode 488 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Quotes from the episode Start where you are. -Karen Costa Some folks are starting to use these renewable resources like solar and wind to power servers. -Karen Costa Resources adrienne maree brown Emergent Strategy, by adrienne maree brown Holding Change, by adrienne maree brown Pithari, example from Sandie Morgan's life Regeneration's Nexus All We Can Save Venn Diagram OneHE Climate Action Pedagogy Co-Working Session