On this episode of the Be Loud Climate podcast, we interview Anna Watson, a former event producer, turned phd candidate and sustainability consultant. Anna talks about how her career in conference production led her to her PhD topic in clean energy systems, a reflection on how we should be reconnecting with the natural world in our daily lives and how the UK energy system is transitioning towards renewable energy.
On this episode of the #beloudclimate podcast, we speak with Karen Rossell of the Applied Negative Emissions Centre on all things related to emissions, net zero and carbon capture. We discuss the ways in which organisations define net zero and the types of questions that you can ask to find out more about how robust their net zero goals actually are.
On this week’s episode of the Be Loud: Climate podcast, Keran interviews Anna Lungley, the chief sustainability officer of Dentsu International - one of the worlds largest advertising networks. They talk about the role of CSO, the pervasiveness of ESG goals within a truly sustainable organisation, Dentsu’s goals around net zero and how they influence their clients to do better for the planet.
On this episode of the Be Loud: Climate podcast, Rux and Keran interview climate icon, Dr Sarah Burch, who is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo and IPCC author. We speak to Sarah about embedding sustainability into SMEs (small and medium sized enterprise), the intersectionality of climate change as a social issue and how businesses can transform their communities through their own climate friendly practices. Sarah is also one of the speakers on Climate Literacy, a youtube series about the broader context of climate change.
In this week’s episode of the Be Loud: Climate podcast, Keran and Rux interview Ciara Shannon of www.edenworksgreen.com about the proposed Woodhouse Colliery coal mine in West Cumbria. The proposal of this coal mine demonstrates a fundamental failure of the UK climate action frameworks to penetrate current decision making processes in local councils. Ciara also shares her opinions on how young people can get involved in decision making processes in the UK and current challenges around climate literacy.
If you like what you hear today tweet us #beloudclimate @KeranBoyd @RuxCalin. For a full list of resources mentioned by Ciara on today’s episode, you can visit be-loud.com/blogs.
In this week’s episode of the Be Loud: Climate podcast, Rux interviews Alex Ray who is a former UNDP communications lead and was based in Timor Leste during the tropical cyclone which caused mass devastation and loss of human life in April 2021. Alex relays the conditions in Timor Leste on topics such as basic education, healthcare and disaster preparedness prior to the cyclone, as well as the potential outlook for future climate related disasters on the island. Although shocking, this account of the impacts of climate related natural disasters is a reality for developing countries as the climate worsens and provides valuable perspective on the vast disparity between developed and developing countries as far as the impact of climate change.
In this week’s episode of the Be Loud: Climate podcast, Rux and Keran discuss the question: Why does climate justice matter? You will hear another snippet from our interview with Alex Ray, as well as the answers to this question by activist Caitlin Rangecroft and ActionAid NL policy advisor, Nils Mollema. As expected, the question sends Rux and Keran down a rabbit hole of difficult questions to which there are no easy answers.
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This Earth Day we are discussing climate justice and things that you can do as an individual to mitigate your own carbon footprint whilst being mindful of the issue of climate justice. We feature clips from interviews with climate activists Kelo Uchendu and Godiya Zambwa who discuss climate justice in terms of their experience in their local communities. We will give you some helpful tips to live a greener life and the disproportionate impact of climate change on developing countries and rural communities. This episode will give you some serious food for thought.
In this episode, Keran and Rux discuss nature-based solutions and some of the commonplace examples that are currently being used, including plastic made out of fish waste and kelp farming to help restore our oceans. Rux tells us about the book written by Bren Smith ‘Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer’ and Keran interviews ICRIER research assistant Tarun Singh on the application of nature-based solutions in urban areas.
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This week on the Be Loud: Climate podcast, we spoke with Joe Hill of One Planet Pizza. If this name sounds familiar to you, you may have seen their product in your weekly Ocado shop. Joe is one half of the father-son duo on a mission to save the world one slice of pizza at a time.
Saving the planet with pizza? Now that’s activism we can all get behind.
Keran and Rux also debate the term activism, what it means and what counts as activism.
In this very special first episode, Keran and Rux chat about the difficulty of balancing the needs to bring diversity to industry conferences whilst not using those leaders are token diversity speakers, whether it is appropriate to use cutesy names for female leaders and their top picks for sustainability leaders who have influenced them.
For a full description of the leaders mentioned in this podcast, head over to our website http://be-loud.com.