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Climate Talk Podcast

Climate Talk Podcast

By Climate Talk Podcast
So much is heard about Climate Change, ironically, little is known about Climate Action. The Climate Talk Podcast is a youth-led and primarily youth-focused learning platform for people all over the world to take practical and guided steps towards addressing Climate Change.

The Climate Talk Podcast is hosted by ‘Seyifunmi Adebote with the support of the International Climate Change Development Initiative and Media for Community Change Initiative.
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On whose shoulder is waste Management in Nigeria?
Both the government and the people are responsible for waste management. The government can lead on putting functional infrastructures in place, on our part as the people, we should do better by paying for waste management services, improve our knowledge about how waste works and own up to our other responsibilities. Rita Idehai, a very successful entrepreneur and sustainability thought-leader argues the role of the government and people - producers and users in improving waste management structures. As the Founder of one of Nigeria’s most successful social enterprises, Rita shares insight about how Ecobarter runs – particularly on providing livelihood to indigent women and young people. On this episode, you would also learn about: -  The need to emphasize the economic prospects of waste management. -  Circular Economy and how it works. -  Some products that Ecobarter produces from waste materials. Listen, share with your network and engage online using #ClimateTalk. Follow @ClimateTalkPodd, @ClimateWed & @Mediaforcc on Instagram and Twitter. Remember to subscribe here: www.climatetalkpodcast.com/subscribe and don’t hesitate to get in touch via info@climatetalkpodcast.com or seyi@climatetalkpodcast.com 
20:58
April 1, 2021
Beyond Planting Trees, how CommuniTrees works.
Protecting existing forests is important, but while we are at that we must be committed to planting new trees if we are serious about addressing climate change. Science has confirmed that Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle the climate crisis. #CommuniTrees is a community-based tree planting and climate advocacy project that is engaging youth volunteers and concerned stakeholders to plant 5000 indigenous trees in Lagos and Abuja by April 2021. Chikodi Uzoamaka, the CommuniTrees Project Coordinator in Abuja had a chat with the hos, Seyifunmi Adebote and the conversation focused on the importance to plant more trees and how young people can be very actively involved in the process. On this episode of the podcast, you'll also learn about: - Why it is more effective to plant indigenous and fruit-bearing trees. - How young people who are not inactive or absent online can also be integrated into environmental advocacy. - Ways to motivate young people to be environmentally responsible beyond monetary rewards. The CommuniTrees project is executed by an NGO, Sustyvibes (www.sustyvibes.com) is partnering with the British High Commission in Nigeria as part of her NigeriaForNature Initiative. Listen, share with your network and engage online using #ClimateTalk. Follow @ClimateTalkPodd, @ClimateWed & @Mediaforcc on Instagram and Twitter. Remember to subscribe here: www.climatetalkpodcast.com/subscribe and don’t hesitate to get in touch via info@climatetalkpodcast.com or seyi@climatetalkpodcast.com
22:36
February 24, 2021
Protecting Lagos Wetlands
Wetlands around the world are very important but sadly under-appreciated. I was surprised to learn from my guest that Lagos State, Nigeria has not less than 10 wetlands. This episode of the Climate Talk Podcast is particularly focused on protecting wetlands, you would also find out: -  Difference between wetlands and mangroves -  The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and what it means -  Roles of the local community in protecting wetlands Dr. Charles Onyema, a Marine Biologist and Wetland Ecology Researcher from the University of Lagos is my guest. In this conversation, together with Olamide Udoma, the Executive Director of Lagos Urban Development Initiative, we reveal the relevance of Wetlands and shares practical tips for individuals and government to protect our wetlands. Listen, share with your network and engage online using #ClimateTalk. Follow @ClimateTalkPod, @ClimateWed & @Mediaforcc on Instagram and Twitter. Remember to subscribe here: www.climatetalkpodcast.com/subscribe and don’t hesitate to get in touch via info@climatetalkpodcast.com or seyi@climatetalkpodcast.com
29:40
August 20, 2020
Learning from COVID19, a sister disaster to #ClimateChange.
“We are not a bunch of high school students who come to the room, read a little poetry, dance around, eat some food and they’ll say we had the young people there.” Deon cracked me up when he used that sentence to describe youth tokenization in global climate change conferences. That aside, it was a very enlightening conversation as we discuss lessons from COVID19 and how it can change the global response to Climate Change. According to Deon, Youth engagement in Climate politics is the least listened to and the least understood component of climate politics. You must also agree with him, young people have transformative ideas to leapfrog different sectors of our economy. Check out the website: www.climatetalkpodcast.com. Listen, share with your network and engage online using #ClimateTalk. Follow @ClimateWed & @ClimateTalkPod on Instagram and Twitter. Remember to subscribe here: www.climatetalkpodcast.com/subscribeand don’t hesitate to get in touch via info@climatetalkpodcast.comor seyi@climatetalkpodcast.com
30:25
July 29, 2020
Raising an army of African Climate actors
On this episode of the Climate Talk Podcast, I spoke with Matthew Lefler, the coordinator of Earth Day Africa for the Earth Day Network; he shared with me the 50-years journey of the Earth Day Network. How this organization has mobilized over 1 billion people and is working with over 75, 000 partners across the world to ensure that we take good care of this place we all call home. Climate Talk Podcast brings environmentalists, thought leaders, policymakers, and professionals from all walks of life converse around the subject of Climate Change, Climate Action, Climate Finance and other environmental subjects. Thanks to Media for Community Change Initiative and the International Climate Change Development Initiative (Climate Wednesday) Production Team: ‘Seyifunmi Adebote(Host), Olumide Idowu & Jimoh Oluwatobi Segun. Contact: seyi@climatetalkpodcast.com | +2348130979064 |
28:47
June 23, 2020
CT0014: Youth Response to COVID19 and Climate Change
There are fewer young people that are as vast as Heeta Lakhani when it comes to making a case for the role of young people in advancing climate change globally. As the world is currently faced with #COVID19 – a seemingly more urgent crisis, on this episode of the Climate Talk Podcast, Heeta shares thoughts on the impacts of COVID19 on young people, the connection with Climate Change and what a post-COVID19 life would be like. As the Focal Person for YOUNGO, the UNFCCC’s Youth Constituency, Heeta as reveals how young people are stepping up to lead in the face of the crisis. Climate Talk Podcast brings environmentalists, thought leaders, policymakers, and professionals from all walks of life converse around the subject of Climate Change, Climate Action, Climate Finance and other environmental subjects. Thanks to Media for Community Change Initiative and the International Climate Change Development Initiative (Climate Wednesday) Production Team: ‘Seyifunmi Adebote(Host), Olumide Idowu & Jimoh Oluwatobi Segun. Contact: seyi@climatetalkpodcast.com | +2348130979064 |
29:15
May 27, 2020
The Politics Behind the Amazon Forest Fire
“We don’t need now to pray for the Amazon; we need now to act. if you think you can do anything in your power to help the situation, please do it, let’s make the world aware.” - Paloma Costa. This is a very emotional episode of the Climate Talk Podcast, – perhaps the most emotional episode yet. The reason isn’t far-fetched, it has not been the best of times for us on the planet. Days in, weeks out, we have seen the amazon rainforest burn into ashes, thousands of fauna and flora species have fast disappeared, hundreds of indigenous people have been displaced and the damage seems beyond repair. On this episode of the Climate Talk Podcast, my guest is Paloma Costa, a 27-year old Climate Activist in Brasilia, the biggest city of Brazil. Paloma coordinates the working group of Engajamundo, a youth led Climate Change focused organization in Brazil she is also the co-founder Ciclimáticos, a collective of bicycle activists documenting the impacts of climate changes in Brazil. You’ll also find out: - Outcomes of the Latin America Climate Week. - Limitations of youths and indigenous people in Climate Action. - How young people are urging government to work with data. …and a lot more. If you are yet to, kindly, subscribe here. Climate Talk Podcast brings environmentalists, thought leaders, policy makers, and professionals from all walks of life converse around the subject of Climate Change, Climate Action, Climate Finance and other environmental subjects. Thanks to Media for Community Change Initiative and the International Climate Change Development Initiative (Climate Wednesday) Production Team: ‘Seyifunmi Adebote(Host), Olumide Idowu & Jimoh Oluwatobi Segun. Background Music: A Whole New World - Disney. Contact: seyi@climatetalkpodcast.com | +2348130979064 |
26:51
August 28, 2019
Climate Action: Young People Are Doing The Right Thing - Jayathma Wickramanayake (UN Youth Envoy)
Meet our first female guest on the Climate Talk Podcast, widely regarded as the number one youth on the planet; Jayathma Wickramanayake needs little introduction, she is the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (UN Youth Envoy) and the brain behind the famous Hashtag Generation. Only a few people know that at 23, Jayathma served as a Senator in the Sri Lanka Youth Parliament. Find more about Jayathma and her works for the Climate and youth people, on this episode of the #ClimateTalk Podcast.   You’ll also find out: - Why it is important for young people to be a part of decision-making at the global level. - Jayathma’s biggest achievement hitherto, as the UN Youth Envoy. - How you, as a young person, can start your journey towards making a difference. …and a lot more. Climate Talk Podcast brings environmentalists, thought leaders, policy makers, and professionals from all walks of life converse around the subject of Climate Change, Climate Action, Climate Finance and other environmental subjects. Thanks to Media for Community Change Initiative and the International Climate Change Development Initiative (Climate Wednesday)
18:37
August 12, 2019
How UN is working to fully become a Climate-Neutral Organization - CT007 with Niclas Svenningsen
Niclas Svenningsen is my guest on this episode of the Climate Talk Podcast. He has worked at the United Nations for over 20 years, in different positions and countries; currently, Niclas is the Manager of Global Climate Action at the UN Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn, Germany. Niclas reveals plans of the UN to become a climate-neutral organization in this chat.  Find out more on www.climatetalkpodcast.com
17:08
July 22, 2019