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Y Talk Climate

Y Talk Climate

By BCCIC Climate Change
An expert podcast series on mobilizing youth for climate action – by BCCIC Climate Change, the BC Council for International Cooperation's youth-led climate change initiative.
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Demanding More: Why a Seat at the Table is not Enough

Y Talk Climate

Living Break-Waters and The Importance of Nature Based Climate Solutions
In this episode of the Y talk Climate Podcast, we discuss the amazing work of SURGE, a non-profit that aims to protect shorelines using living breakwaters made from oyster reefs co-founded by our guest Will Crolla. We explore oyster and kelp farming and ocean-based community engagement through Will's experience with two youth-capacity building programs: OceanBridge and CityHive Envirolab. Finally, we discuss the importance of accepting that climate change impacts are occurring and viewing nature-based adaptation solutions as an essential tool for building resiliency within our communities.  
August 20, 2022
Gender Equality in the Context of Climate Change at the Commission of the Status of Women - Part 2
In this episode's second part, we continue our discussion with BCCIC’s delegates who attended the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW): Patashi Pimm’s, Anique Vadnais, and Vib Wadhwa. In this segment, we dive into discussions of intersectionality in climate action, the diverse perspectives of climate justice between the Global North and Global South, and advice for young leaders who strive to make a change in gender equality and climate justice.
July 19, 2022
Gender Equality in the Context of Climate Change at the Commission on the Status of Women - Part 1
In this two part episode of the Y talk Climate Podcast, we host a panel with three of BCCIC's delegates: Patashi Pimms, Anique Vadnais, and Vib Wadhwa, who attended the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The delegates highlight key takeaways from the Commission, exploring topics such as the importance of accessibility to UN events, the value of lived experience and generational, local, and traditional knowledge, and the call for the UN to expand on the definition of women. Additionally, we explore the creative climate solutions that develop when women and gender-diverse groups have the same access to opportunities and resources. 
May 31, 2022
Youth-led Innovation Mobilizing Local Action
In this episode of the Y Talk Climate Podcast, we discuss the amazing work of our guests, Michelle and Jeremy Muchilwa, who are the cofounders of Osiepe Sango (Friends of Lake Victoria), an organization that seeks to restore the Lake Victoria ecosystem. During the pandemic, they developed the Ziwa Safi Citizen App, which empowers their community to collect data on plastic pollution in order to make the local change themselves. Additionally, they highlight the issues of plastic pollution in Lake Victoria, the significance of youth summits with a local focus, the challenges of balancing school and environmental organizing, and the importance of adult allies in amplifying youth voices from the Global South in climate action.
April 07, 2022
Demanding More: Why a Seat at the Table is not Enough
In this episode of the Y Talk Climate Podcast, we discuss the importance of food systems and food security, climate finance, and the role of youth at regional and global governance events. Our guest, Rayan Kassem, explores his experiences as the West Asia Regional Director for Youth4Nature, highlighting his learned experiences from attending UN summits and conferences, and striving and demanding to go beyond just youth recognition and a seat at the table in the future. 
March 10, 2022
Finding Hope Amidst a Climate Crisis.
In this episode of the Y Talk Climate podcast, we discuss the barriers preventing youth from becoming involved in climate action and the effective actions they can take for climate justice. Our guest, Ph.D. student Manvi Bhalla, shares her experiences co-founding two non-profits: Shake Up The Establishment and missINFORMED, reflecting on climate justice, political advocacy, and the pluralities between her research in the health sector and climate change. Additionally, Manvi explores the importance of rest, kindness, well-being, and finding joy amidst a movement that can be overwhelming and discouraging
February 17, 2022
A Conversation with Youth Climate Leader Marina Melanidis
Marina Melanidis has been named one of Canada's Top 30 under 30 Sustainability Leaders and Top 25 Under 25 Environmentalists! In this episode, Simran and Bomin ask Marina to share what motivated her to found Youth4Nature and the impact they have as a youth led organization on climate action. You won't want to miss this invaluable discussion about Marina's journey to becoming a youth climate leader. Tune in to gain insight on how to explore your passion for change and how to work with stakeholders in your community to advance climate action.
June 21, 2021
Episode 3 - Climate Action in the Post-COVID-19 era: Leading Transformational Change
March 2021 marks the first anniversary of the global COVID19 pandemic. In light of this, we’ve dedicated the third episode of the Y Talk Climate podcast to learning about how COVID19 has impacted climate action and how to increase the capacity of all communities to advance climate action in a post COVID world. Our guest, PhD candidate Keila Stark, also provides insight into how the pandemic has impacted the planning and occurrence of international climate conferences and how organisations across Canada and around the world can increase the inclusion of youth at high-profile climate discussions during and after COVID19.
April 01, 2021
Episode 2 - Canada's New Climate Plan
In the second episode of the Y Talk Climate podcast, we discuss the details of Canada’s new climate plan and what it means for Canadians across a broad array of sectors. Our guest, Nicholas Rivers, is an associate professor in public and international affairs at the University of Ottawa and the Canada Research Chair in Climate and Energy Policy.
January 26, 2021
Episode 1 - SDG 13 Overdue: Global but Local?
Y Talk Climate’s first podcast episode discusses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the topic of advancing climate action both locally and abroad. Our guest, Jeffery Qi, is a climate policy analyst and head of Climate Multilateral Affairs at the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) Climate Change Branch. 
November 13, 2020