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Guests: Shawn Butler, Co-Founder / VP - Architecture & Analytics at BNS UEP [@bnsuep1]On LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/1kindword/Kika Von Klück, VP - Research and Innovation at BNS UEP [@bnsuep1]On Linkedin | https://www.linkedin.com/in/kikavonkluck/____________________________Host: Marco Ciappelli, Co-Founder at ITSPmagazine [@ITSPmagazine] and Host of Redefining Society Podcast & Audio Signals PodcastOn ITSPmagazine | https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/marco-ciappelliSean Martin, Co-Founder at ITSPmagazine [@ITSPmagazine] and Host of Redefining CyberSecurity Podcast [@RedefiningCyber]On ITSPmagazine | https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/sean-martin____________________________Episode NotesWelcome to a new episode of the "Redefining Society Podcast," where we talk about technological innovation and societal transformation, as witnessed at the Smart City Expo 2023. In this episode, we're joined by Shawn Butler and Kika Von Klück, two dear friends that happens to be visionaries in the realm of smart city development and data management.Our conversation begins with a lament for the missed opportunity of in-person interaction, echoing a longing for the tangible experiences that enrich our discussions. Yet, through the lens of Shawn and Kika's insights, we virtually traverse the vibrant corridors of the Smart City Expo in Barcelona.Kika Von Klück, VP of Research and Innovation for BNS, UEP, illuminates our understanding of the complex relationship between data, technology, and urban living. Her role in sifting through technological trends and innovations grants us a glimpse into the future of smart cities – where data becomes the nurturing parent, guiding the growth of sustainable, efficient urban ecosystems.Shawn Butler, VP of Architecture and Analytics at BNS, UEP, takes us further into this world. He bridges the gap between business and technology, focusing on data lifecycle management, security, and monetization. Shawn's passion for creating data models that intertwine key performance, risk, and behavioral indicators offers a holistic approach to understanding and improving urban living.Our conversation meanders through various aspects of smart city development, touching upon the integration of IoT in daily life, the transformation of urban spaces, and the importance of collaboration between government and private entities. We explore how these developments not only reshape our physical environments but also have profound implications on social dynamics and individual well-being.As we wrap up, the discussion transcends the technicalities, inviting listeners to contemplate the broader implications of these advancements on society. The episode is a testament to our unending quest to harmonize technology with humanity, and a reminder that the future of smart cities lies not just in their technological prowess, but in their ability to enhance human experience. Did I forget to mention digital twins modeling, citizens co-creation, and circular economy?____________________________Watch this and other videos on ITSPmagazine's YouTube Channel
In today's episode, we delve deep into the transformative role of digital technologies in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) highlighting that over two-thirds of these goals can benefit directly from digital advancements, our discussion focuses on the urgency and methods to accelerate solutions for global challenges. It's important to explore how businesses can harness technologies like AI, advanced materials, and 3D printing not just for growth, but for the betterment of our planet and its inhabitants. Joining us to navigate this complex yet fascinating terrain is Mar-cha Hoek, a distinguished figure in the realm of sustainable business and capital. Marga, a three-time CEO, Chair, and Board Member, has been a global voice for the G20 and is celebrated for her visionary, purpose-driven leadership. Her work has earned her numerous accolades, including being recognized by Thinkers50 for her global management thinking. As the author of influential books like "New Economy Business," and "The Trillion Dollar Shift," and now her latest, "Tech for Good," she has been a trailblazer in marrying technology with sustainability.In our conversation with Marga, we'll address some critical questions. How do we define the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and why is it pivotal in addressing today's societal challenges? What are some examples where AI, like generative AI, has driven positive change? We'll also discuss the potential of advanced materials in the fight against climate change, the integration of 4IR technologies in business for sustainable efficiency, and the role of investors in advocating for 'Tech for Good' practices. Additionally, Marga will share her insights on how new technologies can foster a more diverse and inclusive job market and the intriguing use of 3D printing in coral reef restoration.
Join hosts Chris Sass and Roman Kramarchuk in this compelling episode of the Insiders Guide to Energy Hydrogen Miniseries, featuring a special guest, H.E. Yadir Salazar Mejia, Ambassador of Colombia to Germany. The episode delves into Colombia's bold transition from a fossil-fuel-based economy to a future powered by hydrogen and renewable energy. Ambassador Salazar Mejia discusses the intricacies of this shift, highlighting Colombia's strategic initiatives, including the hydrogen roadmap and offshore wind energy plan. Key topics include democratizing energy, engaging communities in the energy transition, and fostering international partnerships for technology transfer. The conversation also explores the challenges and opportunities ahead in regulatory frameworks, social acceptance, and financing. This episode provides a unique insight into Colombia's green energy ambitions, making it a must-listen for those interested in global energy trends and sustainable development.
How do we make our software greener? While at NDC in Porto, Carl and Richard talked to Lea Mladineo about her work in sustainable development. Lea talks about the impact of digital technology on the environment and how, with some thought and effort, we can make a real difference to that impact. The conversation explores how cloud computing can worsen the problem - or better! Software efficiency can reduce the number of cycles needed to complete a task, which is good for the environment and could save your organization money!
Legal experts and government officials discussed the possibilities and challenges of implementing statewide sustainable development initiatives at the municipal level during the annual Edwin L. Crawford Program on Municipal Law at Albany Law School on Friday, November 17, 2023. The program, hosted by the Government Law Center at Albany Law School, examined how state initiatives impact local governments, the role of local governments in implementing them, existing sustainability initiatives in municipalities across the state, and the future of local action around sustainable development. The program included a keynote address by Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Two panel discussions addressed the role of local government in building decarbonization and investing in renewable energy, respectively. Panelists included: • Elizabeth Bough Martin — Mayor of the Village of Chittenango, New York • Susanne DesRoches — Vice President, Clean and Resilient Buildings, NYSERDA • Malak Nassereddine — Senior Manager, New York Utility and Regulatory Policy, Building Decarbonization Coalition • Niki Armacost — Mayor of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York • Anthony Fiore — Chief Program Officer, NYSERDA • Madison Hertzog — New York City Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice Panel moderators included: • Prof. Keith Hirokawa — Distinguished Professor of Law, Albany Law School • Javid Afzali '12 — Partner, Harris Beach, PLLC
In this episode, Doug sits down with lifelong sustainability leader George Bandy—Chief Sustainability Officer for Darling Fibers. George has spent decades championing environmental justice and climate action for the likes of the US Green Build Council, Interface, and Amazon.In this in-depth and candid conversation, George reflects on formative moments such as sitting on his grandmother's porch as a child learning about nature's wisdom and spearheading sustainability initiatives at major corporations. He unpacks complex issues with nuance and care and examines the sustainability field's evolution, its growing pains, and the work still required for true equity. No one company can drive the change needed—it's too late for that. George stresses that collaboration and shared goals across leading green building groups is the only way to see the impact needed. This interview is full of humble optimism from George. He believes in sustainability's power to reveal our shared humanity and reconnect us to nature's rhythms. There is great joy when diverse people unite around a common purpose to create sustainable solutions.Learn more about George Bandy.Learn more about George's role at Darling Fibers.Follow Doug on LinkedIn.Click here to get your copy of Doug's children's book—Design Your World.Follow Imagine a Place on LinkedIn.
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.
At an informal dialogue between APEC leaders and the host nation in San Francisco, Chinese President Xi Jinping described sustainable development as a "golden key" to solving current global problems. On sustainable development, what are the issues on which it is possible for APEC member economies to build consensus? Thursday local time saw Xi hold bilateral talks with Japan's Fumio Kishida. Is there a chance for China and Japan to pursue mutually-beneficial relations despite frictions? The meeting between Xi and Biden is continuing to generate headlines in media. Will this key moment help stabilize the bilateral ties? Host Ding Heng is joined by Dr. Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; Professor Shen Dingli from the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University; Professor Joseph Siracusa, Dean of Global Futures with Curtin University.
The 2023 UN Climate Change Conference, also known as COP28, gets underway at the end of November and includes a thematic program focusing on key topics on different days of the event. One of those themes is a day devoted to gender equality, and discussions will focus on topics such as why climate policy should consider gender equality and why women can be disproportionately impacted by climate change. In this episode of the ESG Insider podcast, we delve into the intersection of gender equality and climate ahead of the event. We speak to Shruti Sharma, Senior Policy Advisor at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a think tank headquartered in Canada. Shruti is based in India and has conducted research into the impact of fossil fuel subsidy reforms on women. “The climate crisis is not gender neutral,” she tells us. “It is impacting women disproportionately more. A major reason for that is that women are traditionally responsible for securing food, water and fuel. And so when a climate crisis or event occurs, that tends to exacerbate that disproportional burden on women even more.” We also talk to Michelle Li, Founder and Executive Director of Women and Climate, a nonprofit networking group for women interested in climate change. She explains why gender equality plays an integral part in the transition to a green economy. “The power players and the really technical industries that are going to help us transition to a greener economy, so to speak, those are mainly led by men,” Michelle tells us. “So we have to create space for women.” Learn about events S&P Global Sustainable1 is hosting during COP28 here: https://www.spglobal.com/esg/events/cop28-in-person-event You can read the latest research on gender diversity from S&P Global here: https://www.spglobal.com/esg/insights/featured/special-editorial/breaking-boundaries-women-poised-for-milestone-achievement-in-parity-amid-otherwise-bleak-outlook Listen to all the episodes in our Women in Leadership podcast series here: https://www.spglobal.com/esg/insights/featured/special-editorial/women-in-leadership This piece was published by S&P Global Sustainable1, a part of S&P Global. Copyright ©2023 by S&P Global DISCLAIMER By accessing this Podcast, I acknowledge that S&P GLOBAL makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk. This Podcast should not be considered professional advice. Unless specifically stated otherwise, S&P GLOBAL does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned in this Podcast, and information from this Podcast should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement. The third party materials or content of any third party site referenced in this Podcast do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of S&P GLOBAL. S&P GLOBAL assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of the content contained in third party materials or on third party sites referenced in this Podcast or the compliance with applicable laws of such materials and/or links referenced herein. Moreover, S&P GLOBAL makes no warranty that this Podcast, or the server that makes it available, is free of viruses, worms, or other elements or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.
จากแนวคิด Made From Her สู่ Made For Earth กับ Sena Development ที่ต้องการเปลี่ยนแปลงโลกที่เปรียบเสมือนกับบ้านหลังใหญ่ให้น่าอยู่ขึ้นจากรายละเอียดเล็กๆ ในบ้าน กับดร.ยุ้ย เกษรา ธัญลักษณ์ภาคย์ กรรมการผู้จัดการ บมจ.เสนาดีเวลลอปเม้นท์ และ ที่ปรึกษาผู้ว่าฯ กทม. ประธานด้านยุทธศาสตร์ฯ เพื่อแกะมุมมองและการนำแนวคิด Sustainability มาใช้ในธุรกิจ ซึ่งสามารถเปลี่ยนแปลงพฤติกรรมของลูกค้าให้ช่วยกันดูแลโลกใบนี้ไปพร้อมๆ กันได้ . . #missiontothemoon #missiontothemoonpodcast
Today on our show, we're talking about future-proofing products and services to connect the dots between creating experiences people love and contributing toward a more regenerative future for people and planet. Today's guests, Chiara Diana, Chief Design Officer at frog and Ruth Thomson, Senior Vice President at Cambridge Consultants, will be taking us through five key challenges they've identified businesses face when creating transformation in a more Connected World.Brought to you by frog, a global creative consultancy. frog is part of Capgemini Invent. (https://www.frog.co)Download the new frog report Chief Challenges 6: Making Connectivity Matter (https://go.frog.co/making-connectivity-matter)Find episode transcripts and more from our conversation (https://www.frog.co/designmind/design-mind-frogcast-ep-42-shifting-from-performance-to-outcomes)Learn more about the 'Connected World' at frog (https://www.frog.co/services/connected-world)Read 'Customer-Centricity in the Connected Era: Overcoming Five Common Challenges' in Business Leader (https://www.businessleader.co.uk/customer-centricity-connected-era-overcoming-five-common-challenges/)Host/Writer: Elizabeth Wood, Editorial Director, frog Research & Story Support: Camilla Brown, Senior Copyeditor, frog Audio Production: Richard Canham, Lizard Media (https://www.lizardmedia.co.uk)
Show Summary: On this Reality Roundtable, Nate is joined by small-scale farmer Jason Bradford, permaculturist and documentarian Andrew Millison, regenerative agriculture activist Vandana Shiva, and regenerative farmer and educator Daniel Zetah to discuss the feasibility of a food system fully or mostly independent of fossil fuel inputs. While a non-industrialized agriculture system is certainly possible (it was the norm for the majority of human history), what that will look like and how we even begin such a transition is daunting with a population of 8 billion humans to feed. How do we teach people the skills they'll need as fossil inputs become less affordable, reliable, and accessible? Can we create a cultural shift towards a slower lifestyle that is more connected to the land which provides us food? What do the people of a society look like where we are once again centered around agriculture and in tune with the flows of nature? How would our relationship with jobs and the land have to change? About Jason Bradford: Jason Bradford has been affiliated with Post Carbon Institute since 2004, first as a Fellow and then as Board President. He worked for the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Missouri Botanical Garden, was a Visiting Scholar at U.C. Davis, and during that period co-founded the Andes Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group (ABERG). He decided to shift from academia to learn more about and practice sustainable agriculture, and in the process, completed six months of training with Ecology Action (aka GrowBiointensive) in Willits, California, and then founded Brookside School Farm. About Andrew Millison: Andrew Millison is an innovative educator, storyteller and designer. He founded the Permaculture Design education program at Oregon State University (OSU) in 2009. At OSU Andrew serves as an Education Director and Senior Instructor who offers over 25 years of experience, and a playful approach to regenerative design. Andrew is also a documentary videographer who travels the world documenting epic permaculture projects in places such as India, Egypt, Mexico, Cuba, and throughout the US. You can view his videos and series on his YouTube channel. About Vandana Shiva Vandana Shiva is a well known activist, author of many books, and is a global champion on regenerative local agriculture, biodiversity and nutritious food. She has a PhD in physics and 40 years ago founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, an independent research institute that works on the most significant ecological problems of our times. About Daniel Zetah: Daniel grew up on a farm in Minnesota where he learned to fix all manner of things driven from an insatiable curiosity about how things worked. He studied economics and business at university. After waking to our planetary predicament, he became a full time environmental activist, then moved to an off grid community in the mountains where he studied permaculture and built straw bale houses. He moved back to America to help steer culture in a more sane direction. He and his wife Stephanie moved back to the family farm in Minnesota where they are growing 80% of their calories, rebuilding the local ecology, and educating and empowering people to wrest back control of their sovereignty as human beings. For Show Notes and More visit: https://www.thegreatsimplification.com/episode/rr06-bradford-millison-shiva-zetah To watch this video episode on Youtube → https://youtu.be/lb2tJXopTJA
Have you ever wondered where our trash goes after the dump trucks make their rounds? In this episode, we are thrilled to have Henry Gabriel, a veteran solid waste manager, give us a Trash 101 lesson on everything that happens to the waste in our grey, blue and green bins. It is clear from his stories that he loves his job and is sharing his gift with Hawaiʻi - helping us better manage our garbage. Henry shares about the four R's: reduce, reuse, recycle and repair and how leaning in to the resourcefulness of previous generations can help us build resilience today. We hope you enjoy Henryʻs engaging stories and his tips on how share aloha with our island home in tangible ways, beginning with our very own trash bins. To learn more about the City and County of Honolulu solid waste management or the Tour de Trash, please visit: https://www.honolulu.gov/opala.
Professor Jem Bendell is a world-renowned scholar on the breakdown of modern societies due to environmental change. Downloaded over a million times, his Deep Adaptation paper is credited with inspiring the growth of the Extinction Rebellion movement in 2018, and created a global network of to reduce harm in the face of societal collapse. He completed his PhD at the University of Bristol and his Geography BA (Hons) at the University of Cambridge. For decades he worked on Sustainable Development as a researcher and NGO manager, as well as a consultant to businesses, political parties and UN agencies. One of his specialisms since 2011 is pro-social currency innovation, with his TEDx from that year explaining reasons for Bitcoin and similar. In 2017, he co-led the development of the UK Labour Party's communications plan for the General Election and co-wrote speeches for their top politicians. Although recognised in 2012 as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Jem has been increasingly critical of the globalist agenda on sustainable development. Away from that work, he is partner in an organic farm school in Bali (bekandze.net) and supports meditation retreats at the main Buddhist Temple on the island. Website: jembendell.com Books: Breaking Together: A Freedom-Loving Response to Collapse Deep Adaptation: Navigating the Realities of Climate Chaos Evolving Partnerships: A Guide to Working with Business for Greater Social Change Healing Capitalism: Five Years in the Life of Business, Finance and Corporate Responsibility The Corporate Responsibility Movement: Five Years of Global Corporate Responsibility Analysis from Lifeworth, 2001-2005 Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group Interview recorded October 28, 2023 Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.
David Douek, LEED Fellow, is the director of OTEC, since its foundation in 2007. He has dedicated himself to building one of the leading consulting and service providers for the real estate, design, construction, properties management, energy efficiency and sustainability markets. Together with OTEC's team he has worked with companies such as: Coca Cola, P&G, GE, GM, Siemens, Deloitte, Brookfield, Hines, Cyrela, Prologis, Santander, Bndes, USP, GLP and others of the same importance, always helping them achieve their goals. His academic background is in business, architecture, engineering, real estate, data science and sustainability. In addition to this, he has gained valuable international experience which has helped me develop foreign businesses such as DesignBuilder software in Brazil. Show Highlights The main difference between the American and the Brazilian market in building design and construction procedures. The transformation of WELL and the introduction of a variety of WELL certifications and programs to adopt post pandemic. OTEC consulting firm believes that to improve the quality of the buildings, we have to understand what they represent for the market. David further shares: his company's achievements and contributions to the green building industry. how to pinpoint what the challenges are. how to help the clients increase their performance towards a concrete and a reasonable goal. why a designer, contractor, a developer, has to incorporate sustainability within the process. how to drive the market towards IGO. Why wellness is important, but should be incorporated in a much larger perspective. The balance is in understanding that technologies and finances have to work together. Tips to help whoever's interested in understanding what their ESG strategy should be regarding their facilities. Show Resource and Information Connect with Charlie Cichetti and GBES GBES is excited our membership community is growing. Consider joining our membership community as members are given access to some of the guests on the podcasts that you can ask project questions. If you are preparing for an exam, there will be more assurance that you will pass your next exam, you will be given cliff notes if you are a member, and so much more. Go to to learn more about the 4 different levels of access to this one-of-a-kind career-advancing green building community! If you truly enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a positive rating and review on . We have prepared more episodes for the upcoming weeks, so come by again next week! Thank you for tuning in to the ! Copyright © 2023 GBES
In the headlines: ParlAmericas and the Parliament of Saint Lucia, hold a multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development and; Vulnerable Families benefit from training in Gardening For details on these stories and more, visit: www.govt.lc
In episode 128, we're excited to welcome Liam Scully, Co-Founder of Maya Spirits, an organization synergizing blockchain technology, science, and art, to build a brighter future in Calakmul, Mexico. We discuss how they are leveraging Web3 tools to help preserve Mexico's largest biosphere, the role of NFTs to empower social change, creating locally-driven circular economies, their partnership with Artblocks, and more.--Three Key Takeaways--For projects looking to create impact in the Global South, it's important for the projects to be locally-driven and supported by organizations that have been working on the ground for years, and have a strong understanding of local cultures and customs.In an NFT space that has been fueled by FOMO and dopamine rushes, it's important to help shift the narrative and show the world that NFTs are more that just a ‘casino' and can be a valuable way to build community and create engagement around important causes.For any Web3 project supporting traditionally underserved communities, it's important to ensure that these communities are in the driver's seat. Circular and regenerative economies aren't truly so unless they are owned and led by the community.--Full shownotes available at--https://www.cryptoaltruism.org/blog/crypto-altruism-podcast-episode-128-maya-spirits-leveraging-blockchain-and-art-to-support-sustainable-development-in-mexicos-largest-biosphere--Support us with a Crypto Contribution--ETH(ERC20) - cryptoaltruism.eth (0xac5C0105914F3afb363699996C9914f193aeDD4A)Other tokens: cryptoaltruism.org/supportus--Buy us a coffee!--Help us out by buying us a coffee:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cryptoaltruism--DISCLAIMER --While we may discuss specific web3 projects or cryptocurrencies on this podcast, please do not take any of this as investment advice, and please make sure to do your own research on potential investment opportunities, or any opportunity, before making an investment. We host a variety of guests on this podcast with the sole purpose of highlighting the social impact use cases of this technology. That being said, Crypto Altruism does not endorse any of these projects, and we recognize that, since this is an emerging sector, some may be operating in regulatory grey areas, and as such, we cannot confirm their legality in the jurisdictions in which they operate, especially as it pertains to decentralized finance protocols. So, before getting involved with any project, it's important that you do your own research and confirm the legality of the project. More on the disclaimer at cryptoaltruism.org.Please note: we make use of affiliate marketing to provide readers with referrals to high quality and relevant products and services.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome back to the Virtual Studio, Homi Kharas. In September during the High-Level Week at the UN General Assembly heads of state and government gathered at the invitation of the Secretary General to examine at the halfway point the progress made in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I wanted to get Homi's views of the progress he saw in achieving the 17 goals of Agenda 2030. I also wanted to get Homi's view of the two reports – ‘The Triple Agenda' - of the Independent Expert Group (IEG) convened during the G20 India Presidency. The two volumes focused on the enhancement of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and their focus on global development and the green transition. Homi was, in fact, the lead author for both volumes of the ‘Triple Agenda'. Homi is a senior fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development, housed in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings. In that capacity, he studies policies and trends influencing developing countries, including aid to poor countries, the emergence of the middle class, and global governance and the G20. His most recent co-authored/edited books are: “The Rise of the Middle Class: How the Search for the Good Life Can Change the World” (2023), “Breakthrough: The Promise of Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development” edited with John McArthur and Izumi Ohno (2022) and “Leave No One Behind: From Summits to Solutions: Time for Specifics on the Sustainable Development Goals" edited with John McArthur and Izumi Ohno (2019).
Women and Girls on the Climate Change Frontline: Navigating Climate Change in the LDCs, a podcast series that shines a light on the women and girls leading the fight against climate change in the least developed countries.This episode explores the role of women in environmental leadership. It showcases the work of women who have made a significant impact on the environment and discuss the challenges they face as women in the field. Our Guests in this episode:Patu Ndango Fen. She is a dedicated environmental entrepreneur from Cameroon, leading significant initiatives focused on transforming bio-waste into fertilizers. She founded Closed Loop System Ventures, an enterprise specializing in manufacturing organic fertilizers from bio-waste, and co-founded the Youth Environmental Alliance for Sustainable Development. linkedin.com/in/patu-ndango-fen-41191167Verania Chao. Programme Specialist - Climate, Gender and Inclusion at UNDP. An expert in gender, climate, and environment issues at UNDP, focusing on the integration of gender equality and women's empowerment into national planning and capacity-building processes, she is currently spearheading the work on gender-responsive NDC revision and implementation as part of the Climate Strategies and Policy team at UNDP. https://www.linkedin.com/in/verania-chao-9a3423/ A show of this quality would not be possible without the incredible talent of Sarah Harris-Simpson, as well as the extraordinary and persistent support of Sorina Crisan and Eda Isik. Leave a ReviewThanks for listening! If you found the episode useful, please spread the word about this new show on Twitter mentioning #CapitalMusings, or leave us a review on iTunes. Reviews are hugely important because they help new people discover our podcast. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please leave a review on iTunes. Here's how:
In this episode, Uzair talks to Dr. Bilal Khatri about his journey from Iqra University to Freiburg, where he is currently doing cutting-edge scientific research. We talked about the difference in how sciences are taught in Germany and Pakistan, why teaching the scientific method is important, and how innovation is going to transform our society. We also talked about how young students from places like Pakistan can do cutting-edge research in Europe, with Bilal sharing some thoughts on how to go about settling in a non-English speaking country. Bilal Khatri completed his Bachelors in Electronic Engineering from Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan and his Masters in Microsystems Engineering from the University of Freiburg, Germany. In 2019, he completed his PhD on the development and characterization of functional composite materials for additive manufacturing (3D-printing) technologies. Since then, he is working as a postdoctoral researcher and academic at the Institute for Sustainable Systems Engineering (INATECH) at the University of Freiburg. His research interests include additive manufacturing, hybrid and composite materials with tailored properties, and the development of more sustainable materials and processes as well as circular strategies for materials used in the automotive and aerospace sectors. Chapters: 0:00 Introduction 1:20 Bilal's educational journey 8:30 How to adjust to life in Germany 13:10 Education in Pakistan v. Germany 26:35 State of scientific research in manufacturing 43:30 Innovation and its potential for Pakistan 55:05 Risks from rapid innovation to developing countries 1:16:30 Reading recommendations Reading recommendations: - Materials and Sustainable Development by Michael F. Ashby - No Bad Parts by Richard Schwartz - Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Nina Teicholz is a science journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise, which upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat–especially saturated fat—and spurred a new conversation about whether these fats in fact cause heart disease. Teicholz's work on nutrition, policy, and health has been published in the BMJ, PNAS Nexus (a journal of the National Academies of Sciences), the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Atlantic, among many other national publications. She now writes a Substack column called “Unsettled Science.” Teicholz has appeared on numerous podcasts and TV shows including ABC's Nightline, Good Morning America, CBC Radio, NPR shows, MSNBC, the Joe Rogan Show and more. Her book was named a “must read” by the BMJ and The Lancet, as well as one of the year's *Best Books* by the Economist, Wall Street Journal and Mother Jones; It continues to be called a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the amazing story of how we came to believe fat is bad for health—and what a better diet might look like. Nina is also the founder of the Nutrition Coalition, a non-profit working to ensure that nutrition policies are based on the best and most rigorous science—work for which she was asked to testify before the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Canadian Senate. Teicholz is a graduate of Stanford and Oxford Universities and previously served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Teicholz attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She has a master's degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. A former vegetarian of 25+ years, from Berkeley, CA, Teicholz now lives in New York city with her husband and two sons. The content of our show is educational only. It does not supplement or supersede your healthcare provider's professional relationship and direction. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, substance use disorder, or mental health concern.
A lot of Canada's current crises were caused in part by past governments failing to think beyond election cycles. So how can we make governments think more long term and consider the impact of their decisions on future generations? To find out, we spoke with Jerry DeMarco, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in Canada's Office of the Auditor General. Our conversation touched on: How his office holds the federal government to account on its sustainable development promises How Canada went from leader to laggard on climate action Comparing sustainable development and generational fairness How Canada and other countries can embed long-term thinking in government decisions Commissioner DeMarco has been interested in intergenerational equity for much of his 25-year career as a leading expert on environmental law. Before joining the OAG, he served as Commissioner of the Environment and Assistant Auditor General at the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario. PS: If you're interested in past policy decisions harming younger generations today, mark your calendars for Generation Squeeze's first Community Call on November 16! Register here. Interview Highlights “It's kind of ironic that the institution that's protecting the public commons is often the one that's actually discounting the future at our own expense.” “When we didn't have the technology to create multi-decade or multi-century messes for others to clean up, then there wasn't necessarily a need to have institutions that could deal with that. But now that we do have that ability to create these long-term problems, we need to harness our ingenuity to figure out new ways of addressing them.” Dig Deeper Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Reports to Parliament Our push for a federal Generational Fairness Task Force Our interview with Wales Future Generations Commissioner Network of Institutions for Future Generations United Nations Summit of the Future
The traditional economic concepts that the Global North has been using since WWII assume that there is an infinite planet and that pollution has no economic consequences - assumptions that are wildly wrong. In contrast, ecological economics is a model designed to respect the fact that our economy exists on a finite planet and puts more emphasis on the quality of economic activity than its quantity. But a shift in mindset of this magnitude to embrace this new way of thinking requires guidance and a proper roadmap if it's to be successfully integrated into urban policies. This episode sees Cities 1.5 looking to translate the theoretical into the practical by speaking to one of the world's leading ecological economists, Tim Jackson, for a stand alone interview to help demonstrate what cities can do to deliver shared prosperity - not just an unsustainable goal of infinite growth.Featured guests:Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity - a multi-disciplinary, international research consortium that aims to explore the economic, social, and political dimensions of sustainable prosperity. He is an award-winning economist and published author of several books, including his latest: Post Growth: Life After Capitalism. LinksPost Growth: Life After Capitalism by Tim Jackson (Polity Press, 2021)“Prosperity Beyond Growth: An Emerging Agenda for European Cities,” by Ben Rogers et al., Journal of City Climate Policy and EconomyProsperity without growth? The transition to a sustainable economy report by Professor Tim Jackson,Economics Commissioner, Sustainable Development CommissionProsperity without Growth (book) by Tim JacksonTransition Network websiteBeyond GDP: A proposed new economic framework: Vancouver - C40 Knowledge HubImage credit: © Rosanna Wan C40If 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/
In 2015 the UN adopted 17 sustainable development goals aiming to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure people everywhere enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Ahead of a summit next week in New York marking the half way point, presenter Gaia Vince speaks to Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development in Bangladesh, and Olive Heffernan, a science author and journalist focused on oceans and climate to find out how the world is doing. In July, a new chair was elected to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. Professor Jim Skea is a leading figure in the global push to decarbonise, adapt and innovate our way to net zero, and previously led Scotland's Just Transition Commission. He speaks to Gaia about his new role and the importance of the IPCC. And this week we mark the death of renowned embryologist Professor Sir Ian Wilmut, who led the team that created Dolly the sheep in 1996. Gaia is joined by Roger Highfield, Science Director of the Science Museum Group, to discuss the scientific and cultural impact of the world's first cloned mammal from an adult animal cell. Presenter: Gaia Vince Producers: Laura Northedge, Hannah Robins, Alice Lipscombe-Southwell and Emily Bird. Research: Patrick Hughes
As the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank take place this week in Marrakech, FRANCE 24's Charles Pellegrin speaks to the World Bank's Senior Managing Director Axel Van Trotsenburg about the urgent need to increase climate financing, calls for reform of the institution and the potential impact of the war between Israel and Hamas.
Co-host Janet Bush talks with Homi Kharas. Kharas is a senior fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution and also cofounder of World Data Lab. He studies policies and trends influencing developing countries, the emergence of the world's middle class, and global governance. He's collaborated with the McKinsey Global Institute on research into consumers in emerging markets and economic empowerment, and his latest book is The Rise of the Global Middle Class: How the Search for the Good Life Can Change The World. In this podcast, he covers topics including the following: How the character of the world's middle classes is changing How the middle classes shape our world What becoming middle class means for a household The role of the middle class in climate change How AI may affect the middle class See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
As the global community grapples with ensuring food security in the face of ever-mounting challenges, there's an imperative need to place farmers at the epicentre of strategic solutions. Together, we must ensure we focus on both food security and farmer livelihoods. Michelle Grogg, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development, Cargill and Cesar Galaviz, Rancher, Farmer and Agronomist, Río Fuerte Sur, Mexico discuss how to create food security, support farmer livelihoods whilst creating resilience and capacity to adapt to climate change. Expect to hear about water stress, environment care, innovative farming techniques, yield improvement. Cesar explains: "This is the time to act and adapt to a new way of producing food. We need to be more sustainable and also friendly with the environment. But if we don't do something right now, it can be too late for the future, for tomorrow." Michelle stresses: We need to make sure that farmers are at the table so that we can hear and we can really listen to what they think is needed. They're the experts, and we are here to work alongside them."
On this episode of Speaking Of...Jen Wright, director of the first-year experience, Jennifer Bradley, director for the center for excellence in peer education and Gabriella Gibson, peer facilitator join us to talk about the First-Year Experience program."We challenge students in a supportive environment," explains Jen Wright. "Our goal is to help them really challenge themselves, challenge their beliefs, challenge their knowledge, challenge their capacity for things. We want them to really fall down and struggle with things, but know that it's okay to do so, that we're there to support them, we're there to make sure that they get the help that they need. We encourage students to believe that they're capable of great things, that they're going to find their way to where they want to be on their life path."Featured on this Episode:Jen Cole Wright is a professor of psychology and director of the First Year Experience at the College of Charleston. As director of this vibrant program, she recruits talented faculty to teach first year seminars and learning communities. Wright teaches introductory courses in psychology and lifespan development, but her passion lies in courses on the psychology of human conflict and social change – teaching courses like Psychology of War and Conflict; Psychology of Oppression, Resistance and Regeneration; and Psychology of Social Change. She has been teaching in the First Year Experience program since 2009, teaching both seminars and learning communities with other faculty across campus. She has been a faculty fellow in both the Honors College and the Center for Sustainable Development.Jennifer Bradley Smuniewski is the director of the Center for Excellence in Peer Education (CEPE) at the College of Charleston, supervising the FYE peer facilitators and assisting other offices on campus with creating and maintaining their peer education programs. She served as the associate director for CEPE for many years and also worked in the main office of the Office for the Academic Experience, now the Office for Student Success, providing direct support to the associate vice president for the academic experience.She has a bachelor of arts in organizational communication from Clemson University and a master of education in counseling and student affairs from The Citadel Graduate College.Gabriella Gibson is a senior at the College of Charleston and will graduate with a bachelor of science in sociology with a minor in psychology. San Diego–born and East Coast–raised, she has a passion for helping others and hopes to open a private practice in acceptance and commitment therapy. She enjoys traveling around the world, discovering new music and the arts. Resources in this Episode:First-Year ExperienceBe a Peer FacilitatorSpring 2024 ClassesFaculty Invited to Get Creative With First Year Experience CoursesFirst Year Experience Classes Offer Transformational Opportunities
How can churches foster innovation and reinvent their ministry in today's changing world? Meghan Hatcher, the Director of the Innovation Laboratory at the Center for Youth Ministry Training, joins the pod to share ideas. Meghan talks about her personal experience of taking a break and returning to the church. She also explains the purpose and approach of the Innovation Lab, which aims to help faith communities reinvent ministry models across the whole church. Meghan emphasizes the importance of creating psychological safety and fostering inclusivity within churches. She also discusses measuring ministry effectiveness, the value of buy-in and democratized leadership, and supporting churches dealing with affiliation challenges. Meghan Hatcher currently serves as the director of the Innovation Laboratory, an initiative of the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). She holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Science in Sustainable Development & Applied Sociology from the University of Missouri, and a Master of Divinity with a specialization in community engagement from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. The thread that runs throughout Meghan's academic and professional experiences is the power of story to knit communities together around a collective vision. She is a graduate of The Life Stories Institute in Washington, D.C., and has a tremendous passion for guiding individuals to reflect on their personal stories and the timeless stories of faith. Meghan has served rural, urban, and suburban congregational settings in the areas of pastoral leadership, innovative ministry development, youth ministry, new church development, and community engagement. Meghan makes her home in Austin with her spouse Corey. Future Christian is supported by: Presenting Sponsor: Phillips Seminary Join conversations that expose you to new ideas, deepen your commitment and give insights to how we can minister in a changing world. Supporting Sponsors: I Help Pastors Get Jobs: Use code 'futurechristian' Torn Curtain Arts is a non-profit ministry that works with worship leaders, creatives, and churches to help avoid burnout, love their work, and realize their full creative potential.
From Local Actions to Global Impacts: Understanding the Profound Links and Letting Knowledge Drive Our Environmental Choices... | ONE Connected Planet | A Redefining Society Podcast Series With Rod Schoonover, Recurring Guests Deborah Thomson, Allison A. Sakara, Maurice Ramirez, and Host Marco CiappelliGuests: Rod Schoonover, CEO and Founder at Ecological Futures GroupOn LinkedIn |https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodschoonover/On Twitter | https://twitter.com/RodSchoonoverDeborah Thomson, Founder and CEO at One Health Lessons [@OneHealthLesson]On ITSPmagazine | https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/dr-deborah-thomson-dvmAllison A. Sakara, Executive Director, High Alert Institute [@High-Alert-Inst]On ITSPmagazine | http://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/allison-a-sakaraDr. Maurice A Ramirez, Founder and President, High Alert Institute [@High-Alert-Inst]On ITSPmagazine | http://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/dr-maurice-a-ramirez____________________________Host: Marco Ciappelli, Co-Founder at ITSPmagazine [@ITSPmagazine] and Host of Redefining Society PodcastOn ITSPmagazine | https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/marco-ciappelli_____________________________This Episode's SponsorsBlackCloak
This is an atypical episode—the first time in Kopi Time we discuss the intersection of faith and economics. Dr. Tony Annett, a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, and author of “Cathonomics: How Catholic Tradition Can Create a More Just Economy,” insists on moral principles as foundations of economics and finance. In this fascinating conversation, we explore the roots of our modern values and principles, going to back old scriptures and subsequent faith-based approaches. Dr. Annett questions the narrow rational actor approach of neoclassical economics, arguing that without concerns for a common good and social responsibility, solutions to inequality, climate change, and monopolistic practices will remain unattainable. Over the past couple of centuries, technological progress and organisational developments have led to astonishing material prosperity, but have we achieved meaningful progress? The call remains for a more sustainable and inclusive world; whether one has faith or not, that imperative is critical.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Diaspora remittance is not merely a lifeline, but also a resource which bridges gaps, nurtures connections and offers opportunities for economic growth and progress. These monetary transactions represent the embodiment of a powerful connection that transcends geographical borders. Though the funds most often offer a livelihood for many, they can also, create entrepreneurial ventures and jobs thereby setting the stage for long-term sustainability. This episode of the Thinking Reimagined Podcast®️ welcomes Stanley Onuorah (Online Banker) and Enyidiya Uwa Ojike (CEO, OVAC Group). Joining Dr. Ama on this episode are Peter Armand Boyo (Co-Producer, Director, Actor, Filmmaker & Brand Ambassador) and Nifemi Oguntoye (Co-host). The guests highlight the need for a multifaceted and indispensable force in the journey towards sustainable development. Remittances should be viewed as seed capital for small businesses as this is a crucial way to reduce poverty and offer support. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-reimagined/message
Mentors are instrumental in the professional and personal growth of healthcare professionals. However, mentoring relationships often fail to realize their full potential. Attendees will be encouraged and equipped to initiate mentoring relationships that provide both mentor and mentee with a rewarding experience.