Today's guest is Virginia Sentance, Chief of Staff for the UK COP26 Presidency.Virginia Sentance is the Chief of Staff for the UK COP26 Presidency team based in the UK Government. The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) - the UN's annual climate change summit - in Glasgow on 31 October to 13 November 2021. As Chief of Staff Virginia works closely with the COP President and COP CEO to oversee all aspects of the COP26 Presidency, including the political strategy, negotiations, diplomatic engagement, and operational delivery of the summit. Prior to this, Virginia was an International Economist for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and HM Treasury - the UK's economic and finance ministry, focusing on a number of international finance issues including G7, G20 and the IMF, financial services, economic security, and trade. Virginia holds a BSc in Politics and Economics and MSc in Politics both from the London School of Economics.I was excited to have this conversation with Virginia and learn more about COP26. Virginia walks me through her climate journey, the role of COP in a clean future, and why we should pay attention to global carbon commitments. We also dive into the tensions between industry stakeholders and global leaders, COP26's goals and how this COP defined success, and the evolution of science since COP1. Virginia is a great guest with a unique insight into the climate crisis and collective global action. This is a fantastic episode if you want to learn more about the role COPs play in the clean transition.Enjoy the show!You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at firstname.lastname@example.org, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded March 9th, 2022To learn more about the UK COP26 Presidency, visit: https://ukcop26.org/To learn more about this episode, visit: https://mcjcollective.com/my-climate-journey-podcast/virginia-sentance
#12 Strategies on Fire: What Next for the Climate Movements / With Franziska Heinisch (Justice is Global), Lea Main-Klingst (ClientEarth), Amelie Meyer (Extinction Rebellion), Tonny Nowshin, Carla Reemtsma (Fridays for Future), Esteban Servat (Shale Must Fall), Louise Wagner (Ende Gelände) “Blah, blah, blah” – that was Greta Thunberg's comment on what was happening at COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow 2021. Climate activists accuse politicians and corporations of repeatedly making verbal promises to reduce CO2 emissions, but not consistently keeping them. After years of appeals and protests, the climate movement faces a strategic challenge: how to continue fighting for the climate without being fobbed off with lip service? With this in mind, the 12th edition of the HAU podcast and discourse series “Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence” ushers a debate on the scope of different strategies: lawsuits against climate sinners, environmental organising, media campaigns, civil disobedience, strikes, militancy, transnational networking and the construction of autonomous ecological habitats. In “Strategies on Fire: What Next for the Climate Movements”, activists Franziska Heinisch, Lea Main-Klingst, Amelie Meyer, Tonny Nowshin, Carla Reemtsma, Esteban Servat and Louise Wagner examine and reflect on their practices.
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference was taken place in November 2021 in Glasgow. After 13 days of intense negotiations, 200 countries reached an agreement on the Glasgow Climate Pact, which will accelerate climate action this decade and completed the Paris Rulebook. This week, listen to Ethan Elkind and Ken Alex, the Executive Producers of Climate Break, about the major outcomes of the conference.
The International Risk Podcast is a weekly podcast for senior executives, board members and risk advisors. In these podcasts, we speak with risk management specialists from around the world. Our host is Dominic Bowen, originally from Australia, is one of Europe's leading international risk specialists. Having spent the last 20 years successfully establishing large and complex operations in the world's highest risk areas and conflict zones, Dominic now joins you to speak with exciting guests from around the world to discuss risk.The International Risk Podcast – Reducing risk by increasing knowledgeFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for all our great updates.Chito is an 18-year old climate activist from the Philippines. He is currently taking up a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He is also the North-Central Luzon Regional Coordinator of Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP) and the President of the Abacan River and Angeles Watershed Youth Council Inc. (ARAW Youth).As a youth climate activist, he has participated in the 3rd National Climate Change Conference last 2019 as a student presenter. He recently attended the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference or COP26 as a member of Fridays for Future MAPA (Most Affected Peoples and Areas). His advocacy is to call for the protection of watersheds in the country and climate justice for all. He also advocates for climate education in order to inform the youth on the severity of the climate crisis.You can read more about Chito's activism and initiatives here: - YACAP Website: http://yacap.org/- YACAP N+CL Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/yacapncl/- ARAW Youth Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/arawaci/Thank you for listening to another International Risk Podcast. Do you know someone who would like to listen to this episode? Share it with them now.Connect with us on LinkedIn here: The International Risk Podcast: LinkedInSubscribe to our newsletter here: Subscribe – The International Risk Podcast
The UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow earlier this year removed all doubt about how fast we need to cut climate emissions. If we're to keep warming below 1.5 degrees, we need to make big changes by 2030 – two or three decades to build rail lines and wait for Tiwai Point to close won't cut it any more. So what needs to be done to rapidly engineer a just transition to zero carbon in less than a decade? Bernard Hickey talks to Our Energy CEO John Campbell about how virtual energy trading of distributed solar energy generation could help, and climate activist Paul Winton explains why we have to reconfigure our existing roads for cycling, walking and buses ASAP.When the Facts Change is brought to you by The Spinoff Podcast Network together with Kiwibank. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Read the podcast transcript on Do Better by Esade dobetter.esade.edu/en/COP26-China-US-cooperation ----------------------------- How can we evaluate the final agreement that states reached last month at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26)? How can we rate the level of ambition of the agreement, and was a higher degree of ambition possible? What is the value of the bilateral US-China declaration announced in the second week of the conference? Marie Vandendriessche, senior researcher at EsadeGeo, discusses the aftermath of COP26 in this EsadeGeo Exchange Podcast.
On today's episode we're discussing the topic of Climate Justice in the wake of the recent COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland on October 31 through November 13 of 2021 (the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties). We are joined by three guests from Australia: Pastor Ray Minniecon, Jarrod McKenna, and Dr. Byron Smith. Over the course of our conversation we talk about the severity of the problem of climate change and how it impacts indigenous communities, and the theological necessity to engage ourselves with the work of climate justice as an embodied expression of hope in the resurrection. Pastor Ray Minniecon is an Australian indigenous leader and a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation, the Gureng Gureng nation of South-East Queensland, and also the South Sea Islander people with deep connections to the people of Ambrym Island. He holds many roles, including as executive member of the Indigenous People's Organization, Director of Bunji Consultancies, and Honorary Indigenous Minister for Scarred Tree Indigenous Ministries, St. John's Anglican Church, Glebe. Pastor Ray also recently attended COP26. Jarrod McKenna is the co-host of the Inverse Podcast, the Founder of First Home Project for refugees, was the founding CEO of Common Grace (a Christian advocacy organisation), an initiator of LoveMakesAWay.org.au (a movement for refugees which has become the largest faith based civil disobedience movement in Australia's history), and was World Vision Australia's National Advisor for Faith and Activism and a Nonviolent Social Change Educator for World Vision in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Dr. Byron Smith is an ecological ethicist and Christian minister. His PhD in theological ethics from the University of Edinburgh focused on emotional responses to climate change in the context of Christian identity. His time is split between pastoral ministry in the Anglican church in Sydney, and a speaking/writing ministry helping churches join the dots between ecological justice and faith. Team members on the episode from The Two Cities include: Dr. John Anthony Dunne and Stephanie Kate Judd.
With Ashish Raval, VP Global Tenders, Projects & Key Opinion Leaders at OTT HydroMetUnderstanding and fighting climate change is on top of the agenda for most countries in the world. Currently, politicians, scientists, and activists are gathering at COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, and pointing out the growing demand for early warning systems and weather monitoring networks. Ashish Raval has a lot to tell about these systems. Since more than 20 years, Ashish is setting up hydrological and meteorological stations in critical places around the globe. From post-Katrina New Orleans to the Himalayan to the Caribbean; in our tenth episode, Ashish shares some stories and learnings he gathered on his journey. Furthermore, he speaks about the challenges different regions pose to environmental monitoring suppliers. Tune in to learn: Why climate change is on top of the agenda for most countriesHow OTT HydroMet set up an early warning system after a disastrous Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in BhutanDifferent regions hold different challenges, or in Ashish's words “No shoe fits all”Contact us: https://get.otthydrometinsights.com/podcast-contact-us/We recommend also:Blog article: Extreme Weather Events Surge in Number and Impact
In this episode Keith Martin, executive director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), talks with Katherine about the outcomes of the recent UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland; why it's important to integrate a focus on health into global discussions about climate; how people who carry out research on global health and climate issues can frame their findings for policymakers and audiences beyond academia for greater impact; and the reasons the climate crisis, the loss of biodiversity, and the pandemic should be seen not as competing priorities but rather as related challenges that can be managed together to improve the social determinants of health, protect ecosystems, and enhance global stability in the long run.
Baru-baru ini diselenggarakan The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) yang menghasilkan Glasgow Pact. Dua hal penting yang menjadi keputusan dari Glasgow Pact adalah pengurangan konsumsi batu bara dan eliminasi subsidi bahan bakar berbasis fosil. Bagaimana Indonesia mengupayakan komitmen yang sudah disepakati di level global tersebut? Apa saja tantangan yang Indonesia hadapi? Marwa, M.Sc dari HI UGM dan Dhimas Bayu Anindito, M.Sc dari PWK UGM & Pusat Perubahan Iklim ITB akan mendikusikan isu ini secara tuntas. Simak selengkapnya di Podcast Hubungan Internasional Episode 39! Kredit lagu: Chicago Jazz (BGM No Copyright). Youtube: https://youtu.be/EvnaS6IlosU
A professional in environmental management focusing on solar energy and water, Hasmik Barseghyan was part of Armenia's delegation to COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. She says that although Armenia has and continues to face many challenges, it is possible to benefit from the opportunities of Armenia's geography as the “center of the world”, linking different regions together.
For this episode, we partnered with the British High Commission in Botswana to bring you a conversation on “Botswana's Journey Post-COP". Joined by Her Excellency Sian Price- British High Commissioner to Botswana, Dr. David Lesolle- Climatologist and Lecturer at the University of Botswana, Gasemotho Satau- Chairman of the Indigenous People of Africa Committee for SADC and COP26 Delegate and Mpho Tshwaane, 16th UN Climate Change Conference of Youth, Botswana Delegate we reflect on the recently ended COP26 in Glasgow. Learn More about COP26 here Read Botswana's 2015 NDCs here Support Sustain267 from as little as $3.00 a month here Let's connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
I've had the pleasure of knowing Robb Wolf for over a decade and over the course of that time and through our work together on Sacred Cow, we've had so many conversations that we wish we would have recorded. During these Fireside Chats, you'll hear us talk about recent studies we find interesting, current events, complex food issues that need deep exploration, and other related hot topics that have captured our attention. Join us for today's chat as we discuss: - How we met - The structure of the book Sacred Cow and how it hits the three main points of controversy in a meat inclusive diet - The reality of beef consumption in America - The problem with profitability in Impossible Burger - How sometimes the best use of land is grazing - Well For Culture's Instagram post about the importance of bison to Indigenous people - The reality of humans trying to improve upon nature - The study from India that attributes positive pregnancy outcomes solely to eating a vegetarian diet - Historical lessons to be learned from demonizing meat consumption - How being a proud meat-eater affects Diana's social life - The Indian Express article about the first ‘Climate Change' diagnosis - How the cause of wildfires should not only be attributed to climate change and how mismanagement is, in part, to blame. Don't worry - we are not climate change deniers! Resources: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf The Dark Horse podcast UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 26) Global Food Justice Alliance Well For Culture The Wizard and the Prophet by Charles Mann Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside by Nick Offerman Dr. Sylvia Karpagam's article on India's politics and ideology around food Connect with Robb: Website: The Healthy Rebellion Instagram: @dasrobbwolf LinkedIn: Robb Wolf Facebook: RobbWolf.com Twitter: @robbwolf YouTube: Robb Wolf *** Episode Credits: Thank you to all who've made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers and James Connelly. Our producer is Meg Chatham, and our editor is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners. A big thanks to Nakano Knives for their support of my work and the podcast. I've been using their knives for a couple of years now and I love them. They are beautiful, easy to hold, and a fantastic value. And just in time for the holidays, you can use my offer code DIANA for 10% off plus get a $25 voucher toward your next purchase. Who doesn't love a new knife, right? This episode is also sponsored by Paleovalley, my go-to, grab-and-go source for products that prioritize nutrient density in an industry that prioritizes everything else. Their epic lineup of products includes Organic Supergreens, 100% Grass-Fed Beef Sticks, Grass-Fed Organ Complex, 100% Grass-Fed Bone Broth Protein, and low-sugar snack bars. Visit their website here and enter the code SUSTAINABLEDISH for 15% off your first order.
Matt Bruns speaks with journalist Rod Oram after his trip to Cop 26 and with the Auckland Diocese's Sustainability Fieldworker Cathy Bi-Riley about what the UN Climate Change Conference did and did not achieve, what role their faith plays in this, and how to engage more intentionally as Christians.
An interview about the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow with Tim Pluta, World BEYOND War's chapter organizer in Spain. Tim joined a coalition to protest COP26's weak stance on the “carbon bootprint”, the disastrous abuse of fossil fuels by military forces that USA and other nations refuse to acknowledge. Host Marc Eliot Stein talks to Tim about his experience on the streets of COP26 along with Nancy Mancias and Greta Thunberg, about his life as a veteran turned peace activist, and about the mood of political conservatism in Spain. Musical excerpt: "La Rata" by Mala Rodriguez.
With the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference just behind us, host Chrissie Blaze and her guest Alyson Lawrence take a moment to reflect on a deeper aspect of our relationship with… How we can help the Mother Earth Copyrighted content - originally published by The Aetherius Society
Today on Under The Radar: Breathe in… and out… Easy? Not so much for Massachusetts residents, who inhaled 50 days of polluted air in 2020. Plus, with fall foliage comes piles of dead leaves and the ubiquitous leaf-blowers — environmentally conscientious consumers may want to rethink their use. And, we're zeroing in on important takeaways from the UN Climate Change Conference this month. It's our Environmental Roundtable! GUESTS: Beth Daley, editor and general manager of The Conversation, U.S. Cabell Eames, political director of Better Future Project, a Massachusetts-based grassroots climate-action organization. Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Interim director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
It's a special episode where I bring my microphone to COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, and speak with people right at the green zone, on the streets, and even on the train. This episode shares my conversation with 3 women, sharing 3 stories, 5 minutes each. In this episode you will hear about the ocean, melting ice, corporates, film making, seaweed, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & COP26. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
Today we take a departure from our normal Zoo New (Zews) format to bring you a deep dive on four sad stories that happened this last week in the world of zoos, aquariums, and conservation. We skip a lot of the fun and the goofy songs to do a deep dive into the passing of Winter the dolphin and three snow leopards at the Lincoln Children's Zoo. We also talk about the disappointing results from the UN Climate Change Conference in Scotland, and finally discuss some controversy surrounding the AZA accreditation status of three zoos. It's not the most fun episode, but I hope you find it poignant and important. ROSSIFARI LINKS: www.patreon.com/rossifari www.rossifari.com @rossifari on Insta, Facebook, and Twitter @rossifaripod on TikTok
We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis.Now that COP26 has wrapped up, we wanted to take a second look at our episode Paris' Promises and Glasgow's Gutcheck: Assessing the impact of the UN Climate Change Conference. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The UN Climate Change Conference produced a raft of headlines and pledges, some positive and some not. The US and China agreed to co-operate faced with an ‘existential crisis'. But more ambitious targets are needed from the world's biggest car manufacturers. It's enough to bewilder even the environmental experts. In this podcast we drill down into a couple of the key themes only. And aim for some investment conclusions from the COP26. Presented by Bushra Ahmed, Responsible Investment Lead and Alex Burn CFA, Investment Manager. Hosted by Lorna Denny, Investment Specialist. This podcast is intended for professional investors, and must not be shared with a non-professional audience. This podcast is for information purposes only and is intended to broaden listeners' awareness of financial markets and no part of the materials should be construed to represent financial advice or an offer to buy, sell or otherwise participate in any investment activity or strategy. The content is based on information sources that are deemed reliable at the time of recording. Architas has no express or implied warranty, guarantee or statement as to the accuracy, suitability or completeness of the information provided. All rights are reserved. Without the prior consent of the copyright holder, no part of this podcast in any form or by any means is allowed to be published, copied or emailed or stored in an information system. These materials originate from Architas Limited ("Architas"). Architas is a company registered in England No. 02638607, registered office: 5 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1AD. These materials are not intended for audiences in the United States of America.
The UK recently hosted the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26. This summit is one of the most consequential climate events since the negotiation of the Paris Agreement in 2015 and was attended by world leaders, politicians, business chiefs, climate change campaigners and sustainability experts. In this episode, we're joined by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association's Chief Executive James Alexander and their Senior Policy and Communications Manager Oscar Warwick Thompson. We hear about ethical investing and how businesses can set themselves apart through net-zero commitments and ESG compliance. ESG training and reporting solution: www.vinciworks.com/esg
The Path for Law & Accounting Firms to Robust ESG: Pam Cone, the Founder and CEO of Amity Advisory, an ESG consulting firm, joins host Richard Levick of LEVICK to discuss the just completed UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. Pam discusses how law and accounting firms can embrace and lead on ESG issues and how ESG is a green revolution, as significant and change-requiring as the industrial and technological revolutions which preceded it.
In the wake of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, what does the fight for climate justice look like? In the first of our four-part post-COP26 series, former Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and climate scientist and author Katharine Hayhoe talk about the outcomes of COP26, the future of climate advocacy, and Hayhoe's new book, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World.
After a slow start, delegates to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP26, found momentum. That's cause for hope. Even the reps from Green Peace seemed satisfied. The question on everyone's lips now is: What's next? Will the world go back to business-as-usual, consume-at-will, and climate-be-damned? Or this time around, has the prospect for change wiggled its way into the crevices of human complacency? This battle is far from won. And on the front lines, where change really matters, countries must now contend with how to practically meet those carbon emission obligations. This puts the developing world in a bit of a pickle. For many, obligations to their own people rival commitments to climate. And in burgeoning democracies, leaders elected to improve infrastructure, provide healthcare, and create jobs won't last the political season if they don't deliver. It's complicated. But that's why Jeff Delmon is here with me this episode to explain. Jeff is a Singapore-based Senior Public-Private Partnerships Specialist at the World Bank.
Africa is the most vulnerable to climate change and among the most impacted by climate change. Under the international climate negotiations, the continent negotiates as a group under the African Group of negotiators (AGN) on climate change. However, 33 African countries are classified as Least Developed Countries (LDC). The countries negotiate under the LDC negotiating stream under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process. Since Paris, during the 21st UN climate conference under the President of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) Laurent Fabius, Africa was promised that its special needs and circumstances agenda would be considered. Kamal Djemouai, an independent climate change consultant and adviser to the AGN, told the Africa Climate Conversations that the agenda still deliberated under informal presidency instead of formal negotiations will not lead to any outcome. "It will be difficult to get the agenda recognised despite being among the most important agenda for Africa, but it's being used as a tactic to ensure Africa is flexible on other outcomes," says Kamal. Djemouai says it is time the African Union lead climate negotiations for Africa and become a UNFCCC and Paris Agreement Party. "The continent's position is side-lined on the final decisions taken at the UN conferences on climate change. African ministers need supporting and strengthening at the highest political level by the heads of states at the African Union level to ensure balance in negotiations." Despite the loss, what did Africa achieve at Glasgow?
Professor Johan Rockström (pictured) gives an overview of a report outlining 10 new insights in climate science at the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 - COP26. A tearful Alok Sharma apologised to Cop26 as a deal was overshadowed by last-minute concessions on coal. Below are today's Quick Climate Links: "COP26 closes with ‘compromise' deal on climate, but it's not enough, says UN chief"; "Hear from the Voices at the Frontlines of Climate Change at COP26"; "Here's What Happened on the Final Day of the COP26 Climate Talks"; "‘Fragile win': COP26 Glasgow's pledge to end coal power weakened in final compromise"; "Social Media Is Polluted With Climate Denialism"; "We're going to need a bigger planet: the problem with fixing the climate with trees"; "‘Deeply sorry': COP26 summit reaches final agreement with last-minute change on coal"; "‘Lies'? Fact-checking Scott Morrison's claims on electric vehicles and petrol"; "At COP26, Youth Activists From Around the World Call Out Decades of Delay"; "Plans To Dig the Biggest Lithium Mine in the US Face Mounting Opposition"; "In Glasgow, COP26 Negotiators Do Little to Cut Emissions, but Allow Oil and Gas Executives to Rest Easy"; "Supreme Court's Unusual Decision to Hear a Coal Case Could Deal President Biden's Climate Plans Another Setback"; "Nations Most Impacted by Global Warming Kept Out of Key Climate Meetings in Glasgow"; "Fossil Fuel Executives at the Glasgow Climate Talks Are Miffed With the Media"; "Ancient History Shows How We Can Create a More Equal World"; "After tense huddles in Glasgow, countries strike ‘uncomfortable' climate deal"; "Third draft of Cop26 text retains key goal of limiting global heating to 1.5C"; "If Politicians Can't Face Climate Change, Extinction Rebellion Will"; "Labor weighs political risk before announcing year-end climate policy"; "The great electric vehicles debate: how much has the tech changed in three years?"; "Dollars before lives': Workers hit out at Yallourn safety culture"; "Australia awarded ‘colossal fossil' award as climate talks drag on"; "Island nations rise up as their homelands start to sink"; "A parade of greenwashing, COP26 was ultimately a betrayal"; "COP26 Daily Briefing: 3 big things that happened on November 12"; "Canada has nearly kicked its coal addiction. The rest of the world? Not so much"; "Cop26 ends in climate agreement despite India watering down coal resolution"; "Scandalous outcome to COP26 as 1.5° hangs by a thread"; "Cop26 reactions: ‘Rich nations have kicked the can down the road'"; "Forum: COPping Out on Climate Action"; "CoP 26 civil society statement"; "Wealth Curse - George Monbiot"; "Coal phase-out still on table at COP26"; "The Dawn of Everything - how to change the course of history"; "The room where it happened: the dramatic final hours behind the Glasgow Climate Pact"; "‘The pressure for change is building': reactions to the Glasgow climate pact"; "Election battleground: Morrison government insists 2030 target is ‘fixed' despite Glasgow"; "The Climate Crisis Is Forcing Women and Girls to Sell Their Bodies"; "Haunting Satellite Imagery Shows Turkey's Second-Largest Lake Has Dried Up"; "What Climate Change Looks Like From Space"; "It's time to freak out about methane emissions"; "Impressive! Big Oil Sent More People to World Climate Summit Than Any Country"; "Climate Activists Say They're Sick of Being ‘Youthwashed' at COP26"; "Here Are the Pledges Made at COP26 – And Why Not Everyone Is Impressed"; "The ultimate guide to why the COP26 summit ended in failure and disappointment (despite a few bright spots)"; "Are you kidding, India? Your last-minute Glasgow intervention won't relieve pressure to ditch coal"; "Where to find courage and defiant hope when our fragile, dewdrop world seems beyond saving"; "The government's net-zero modelling shows winners, we've found losers as well"; "Government assumes 90% of Australia's new car sales will be electric by 2050. But it's a destination without a route"; "COP26 leaves too many loopholes for the fossil fuel industry. Here are 5 of them"; "COP26: New Zealand depends on robust new rules for global carbon trading to meets its climate pledge"; "How government modelling found net-zero would leave us better off"; "High Court decision on $125 million fine for Volkswagen is a warning to all greenwashers"; "Alan Kohler: We must not let Scott Morrison get away with do-nothing climate plan"; "‘Laggard' Australia may not increase 2030 climate cuts, despite agreeing to do so"; "Election battleground: Morrison government insists 2030 target is ‘fixed' despite Glasgow"; "Hunt refuses to commit to 2030 climate target"; "Good COP, bad COP: Climate wins and losses from Glasgow"; "Despite its faults, Glasgow climate summit offers hope"; "Glasgow ends in compromise, disappointment and a little hope"; "Rod Oram: COP26's inadequate package could still lead to progress"; "John Kerry: Cop26 puts us closer than ever to avoiding climate chaos"; "Five vital lines in the COP26 climate agreement"; "‘Glasgow Pact' keeps pressure on climate laggards like Australia, even after watering it down"; "COP26: Climate deal sounds the death knell for coal power - PM"; "Glasgow's 2030 credibility gap: net zero's lip service to climate action"; "'Comically flawed': Climate experts criticise Australia's net-zero modelling"; "Liberal backbenchers call for more ambitious 2035 emission reduction target". 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Mike Stephen chats with Batavia native Kevin Jakubowski, the screenwriter of the upcoming film 8-Bit Christmas, talks to Oak Park & River Forest High School senior Jelena Collins about her experience at the UN Climate Change Conference, and learns about local musician Guy King's new music. And Mike remembers the joys of old-school Nintendo from the 1980s.
During the last two weeks the UK has seen the world’s elite leaders fly in and out of Scotland. They have been congregating in Glasgow as the UK has been hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). Royalty, presidents, former presidents, prime ministers, ministers, senators and the great and the good from industry and business have all descended on Scotland to give their opinion and ensure their agenda is met in tackling climate change.
Labour unions at COP26 were heard as countries such as Canada committed themselves to just transitions to green, sustainable, economies. Also in RadioLabour's report for the week of November 7 to 12, 2021 is the LabourStart report about union events.
Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of Covering Climate Now and enviro correspondent of The Nation, has the latest key developments from COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
This week the COP26 conference in Glasgow turns its focus to issues such as transport, cities and the built environment. On this episode of the Life Solved podcast the University of Portsmouth's Professor Mark Gaterell demystifies the role of construction in our net zero future. Find out how the way our buildings are designed, made and used impact their carbon footprints. Mark also explains how the running of cities can add up to a huge impact on climate change, environments and human life. This sector contributes to 38% of global carbon emissions, so revolutionising it is key in our goals to reach net zero. What's more, innovative work from the University of Portsmouth and its partners is helping make sure that the cities and buildings of the future are green ones. You can find out more about this work and other research at the University of Portsmouth website: https://www.port.ac.uk/research/research-projects PROFESSOR MARK GATERELL https://www.port.ac.uk/about-us/structure-and-governance/our-people/our-staff/mark-gaterell What is Sustainable Construction? https://www.british-assessment.co.uk/insights/what-is-sustainable-construction-and-why-is-it-important/ Collaborative construction in developing countries https://pure.port.ac.uk/ws/portalfiles/portal/20609935/Improving_collaboration_in_construction_projects_in_developing_countries.pdf The UN Climate Change Conference 2021 https://ukcop26.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Important milestones of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference and how it will shape California's climate policy efforts. Also, Sacramento Police Chief on the rise in violence. A look at how recent state crime trends compare to the nation. Finally, Sacramento dance founder "Miss Tee" was recognized by Forbes Magazine's "The Culture 50 Champions" for elevating Black and Brown communities through their work. Today's Guests Dr. Fran Moore, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis, on the important milestones of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference and how it will shape California's climate policy efforts. Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn discusses the rise of reported violence compared to 2020, and Mervin Brookins, founder of Brother 2 Brother, discusses partnering with law enforcement agencies. Magnus Lofstrom, Policy Director of Criminal Justice at the Public Policy Institute of California, on how recent state crime trends compare to the nation. Tamaira "Miss Tee" Sandifer discusses being included in “For(bes) The Culture 50 Champions,” a list of people who elevate Black and Brown communities through their work, and how Studio T Arts & Entertainment helps kids graduate high school and pursue their passions.
What is the incoherence? Why is the fossil fuel industry having the most delegates at COP26? What are the "secret courts" and capitalist system gray areas between public and private sectors and how are they affecting People and Planet? Are climate finance loans a new colonial scheme? On climate action protests, who gets media exposure? Who makes delegations of states? In this part II, we explore the urgent calls of climate protests, intergenerational debates, social media outcries and the possible colonial undertones of climate finance. Join us in this exploration, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @womanhood_ir, subscribe to our newsletter here and join our Patreon community here https://www.patreon.com/womanhoodir Listen to related episodes: 49. Gender & Environmental Justice 51. Feminist Climate Justice 73. Gender, Militarism and Climate Justice 94. IPCC's 2021 Report - A Commentary on Media, Humans & Earth's Future 114. COP26 - Part I Recommended links for this episode: IPCC AR6 Climate Change 2021 Report IPCC WGI Interactive Atlas: Regional information Office Website: 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow Climate Action Tracker: Net Zero Targets Methodology Hundreds of fossil fuel lobbyists flooding COP26 climate talks Fossil Fuel Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein on Deadly Deregulation & Why Texas Needs the Green New Deal VIDEO Brief Explanation on ISDS and Energy Charter Treaty 45 governments pledge to create sustainable agriculture and land use WRI Are Countries Providing Enough to the $100 Billion Climate Finance Goal? Never mind aid, never mind loans: what poor nations are owed is reparations The gal-dem guide to climate reparations Climate Finance Fundamentals 10: Gender and Climate Finance
World leaders are in Scotland for the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP 26, to accelerate actions towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. We'll get perspectives on the summit and what needs to be done to combat climate change.
In our latest episode, Felicity Selcoe, a regular on the podcast, is joined by a newcomer to the team and impact investing specialist, Dr Nicolas Baumgartner. This particular episode was recorded from Glasgow at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, and covers the main headlines from the conference, an overview of what impact investing is, and investment themes related to the conference outcomes and greenwashing.
In this episode the team chats with Dr Tia Kansara in Glasgow at the UN Climate Change Conference. In a wide-ranging conversation, we discuss the announcements of the first week of the conference and what the announcements mean to eventual success of the conference. The team also discuss the existential threat of climate change, the role of the Conference and other structures in addressing address the challenge, the frustration and success of the challenge and what it all means for business. And Tia reminds Paul of his uni days and teaches us all some ancient Greek. About our Special Correspondent: Dr Tia Kansara Tia is the CEO of Replenish Earth, Special Advisor to the UNFCCC, an Advisory Board Member to the World Happiness Foundation and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Her publications in peer-reviewed journals range from sustainable cities to human performance, health and wellbeing, presenting her findings at conferences internationally through social media. She has been invited to advise on sustainable cities for the government and private sector as well as at conferences around the world.
Decouple mobile studios reports from Glasgow, Scotland, where Dr. Keefer and other pro-nuclear advocates are attending COP26, the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference. Dr. Keefer is joined in-person by Eric Meyer, founder and executive director of the nuclear advocacy hub Generation Atomic, to discuss the goings on of COP26, the growing pro-nuclear movement, and the taboo subject of funding.
Financial markets were in buoyant mood, as the US Federal Reserve confirmed tapering of its pandemic-era stimulus, with immediate effect. Pledges from world leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, covered deforestation, as well as methane and coal production. This week will bring a raft of inflation data, as well as the concluding statements of the COP26 meeting. This week Alex Burn CFA, Investment Manager and Bushra Ahmed, Responsible Investment Lead spoke to Lorna Denny, Investment Specialist. This podcast is intended for investment professionals, and must not be shared with a non-professional audience. This podcast is for information purposes only and is intended to broaden listeners' awareness of financial markets and no part of the materials should be construed to represent financial advice or an offer to buy, sell or otherwise participate in any investment activity or strategy. The content is based on information sources that are deemed reliable at the time of recording. Architas has no express or implied warranty, guarantee or statement as to the accuracy, suitability or completeness of the information provided. All rights are reserved. Without the prior consent of the copyright holder, no part of this podcast in any form or by any means is allowed to be published, copied or emailed or stored in an information system. These materials originate from Architas Limited ("Architas").Architas is a company registered in England No. 02638607, registered office: 20 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BG United Kingdom. These materials are not intended for audiences in the United States of America.
The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). World leaders are warning that this is the last chance to avoid a climate disaster. Ron Insana, Senior Advisor to Schroders and CNBC contributor, Lesley-Ann Morgan, Head of Multi-Asset Strategy, and Sarah Bratton Hughes, Head of Global Sustainability Solutions discuss the latest developments at COP26 and what we need to do to achieve ambitious climate targets. NEW EPISODES: The Investor Download is available every Thursday and will be released at 1700 UK time. You can subscribe via Podbean or use this feed URL (https://schroders.podbean.com/feed.xml) in Apple Podcasts and other podcast players. GET IN TOUCH: mailto: Schroderspodcasts@schroders.com find us on Facebook send us a tweet: @Schroders using #investordownload READ MORE: Schroders.com/insights LISTEN TO MORE: schroders.com/theinvestordownload Important information. This podcast is for investment professionals only. This information is not an offer, solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any financial instrument or to adopt any investment strategy. Any data has been sourced by us and is provided without any warranties of any kind. It should be independently verified before further publication or use. Third party data is owned or licenced by the data provider and may not be reproduced, extracted or used for any other purpose without the data provider's consent. Neither we, nor the data provider, will have any liability in connection with the third party data. Reliance should not be placed on any views or information in the material when taking individual investment and/or strategic decisions. Any references to securities, sectors, regions and/or countries are for illustrative purposes only. The views and opinions contained herein are those of individual to whom they are attributed, and may not necessarily represent views expressed or reflected in other communications, strategies or funds. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amounts originally invested. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of any overseas investments to rise or fall. Past Performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. The forecasts included should not be relied upon, are not guaranteed and are provided only as at the date of issue. Our forecasts are based on our own assumptions which may change.
In 1990, China's greenhouse gas emissions were less than a quarter of developing country emissions. In 2019, almost 3 decades later, China's annual emissions exceeded those of all developed countries combined. In per capita terms, however, China's carbon emissions are considerably less than the US and other developed countries. China is under growing global pressure to take steps to reduce its emissions. Last year at the UN General Assembly, Xi Jinping pledged “to peak [China's] carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.” At this year's UNGA meeting, Xi said China would “not build new coal-fired power projects abroad.” On October 31st the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP26, will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. Will Xi Jinping make additional pledges? How should we evaluate China's commitments so far, and why does Beijing seek to be a global leader on climate change? Bonnie Glaser speaks with Dr. Joanna Lewis about China's prospects at COP26 and the country's broader climate agenda. Dr. Joanna Lewis is an Associate Professor and Director of the Science, Technology, and International Affairs Program at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.
With leaders from across the globe preparing to convene in Glasgow, Scotland for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) Heat of the Moment, begins its season by looking back at the historic agreement reached at 2015 conference in Paris. In this episode, host John Sutter speaks with Rachel Kyte. Currently the Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, she previously served as s World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change. In that capacity she was front and center during the Paris negotiations.Leading off the episode, Dr. Colin Young, Executive Director for Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, recounts how smaller island nations were able to have an outsized impact during Paris talks and shares his hopes for the upcoming Glasgow conference.Interested in learning more in the run-up to COP26? We're offering free access to a Foreign Policy Analytics' team briefing called “Firm Zero-Emission Power”. Normally that's only available to FP Insider subscribers, but you can read the report for free by submitting your email. Go to https://foreignpolicy.com/cop26 to learn more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gary Goldberg, Chief Data Officer, Trading and Shipping at BP, talks about the role data will play as the firm transitions into an ‘integrated energy company' With the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference just weeks away, the pressing need for the global economy to transition to greener energy sources is ‘top of mind' for leaders across the globe. This need will be a defining feature of business and data strategies for energy companies including BP in the coming years. In this week's Business of Data podcast, BP Chief Data Officer, Trading and Shipping Gary Goldberg outlines the role data will play in helping BP to realize its vision of becoming an “integrated energy company”. “BP is transitioning into an integrated energy company,” Goldberg says. “That, especially from a data perspective, creates a whole load of opportunities. When we look at new sources of energy, when we look at production techniques, there's a need for data to support those initiatives.” “[This] also means that the company is moving from a historically siloed approach to different commodities to (as the title would imply) an integrated approach,” he adds. “It puts data more and more at the heart of everything we're trying to do.” “That integration of data and what that means for the company and what we can do is incredibly inspiring,” he continues. “It means bringing together data from across our commodities, from across the new products we're bringing to market, and getting the interrelationship insights that are gained in offering a portfolio of products to our customers.” BP's Data-Driven Business Transformation For any historic organization, achieving such an ambitious goal is like turning an oil tanker at sea. Creating a truly data-driven organization will take time. But Goldberg highlights several key milestones his team has already reached on that journey. “We've got some pockets of real excellence and are trying to scale up,” he says. “For me, the transformation on the data comes down to fundamentally allowing people to understand the value of data.” “When we can articulate what [our data] assets are, we can then have a conversation about how you want to manage them,” Goldberg continues. “For us, one of the first [milestones] was just to establish that inventory.” He notes: “[It was about] changings the conversation from an ethereal one around, ‘Let's just make it better', to, ‘This is what we have. This is what we could have. It will generate a return if we use it for the following purposes. How much would you spend to get that return?'” “For me, when I changed that conversation to where the conversation was one of investment return, that's the transformative moment,” Goldberg concludes. “It's when the business was properly engaged.” Key Takeaways Data integration can enable business innovation. Breaking down data silos is essential for uncovering insights that stem from the interconnectedness of data Articulating the value of data is key for securing buy-in. Reframe governance conversations around increasing the value of the company's data asset and achieving business outcomes Cataloging data is the first step to quantifying its value. Before leaders can talk about how to increase the value of their data assets, they should understand what data their businesses have
A conversation with Tamsin Shasha, Actor, Ariel Performer and artistic director of The Actors of Dionysus. Find out more about Tamsin's work here: www.actorsofdionysus.com Twitter: @aodtheatre For the official website of the UN Climate Change Conference 2021: www.ukcop26.org and The Brighton Fringe www.brightonfringe.org www.thehistoryofeuropeantheatre.com This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will be held in Glasgow in November 2021. But why does it matter to our industry? What should we be demanding is heard on behalf of civil engineers, and what decisions will be made which impact us? Joining The Engineers Collective to discuss all these questions and more is Philippa Spence, UK managing director, at Ramboll. Philippa outlines her wish list of agenda items for COP26 and talks us through the importance of making the meeting a success later this year. Editor of NCE, Claire Smith, and reporter Catherine Kennedy also quiz Philippa on the reputational impact of the UK hosting the event, and the scrutiny that major UK infrastructure projects could come under as a result. The Engineers Collective is powered by Bentley Systems. Around the world, engineers and architects, constructors and owner-operators are using Bentley's software solutions to accelerate project delivery and improve asset performance for transportation infrastructure that sustains our economy and our environment. Together, we are advancing infrastructure. Find out more http://www.bentley.com