Join us as Rachel Mason Nunn explores the nuanced world of international development by talking to experts and game-changers whose voices and work are critical to radically transforming the sector and our communities for the better. Listen in and be prepared to hear from incredible people who push us to rethink international development, and how we can create meaningful and long-lasting change.
Episode 03 A Little Less Conversation
Loss and damage has quickly emerged as a key theme of COP28, with the news ahead of the summit that rich countries would set up a loss and damage fund, as promised last year.
So what is loss and damage, and how has it become the latest frontier in the fight against climate change?
Two loss and damage experts join us on this episode to explain more: Julie-Ann Richards, who is the strategy lead for the Loss and Damage Coalition; and Dr Melanie Pill, with the Lowy Insitute. https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/contributors/articles/melanie-pill
Loss and Damage Transitional Committee - https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/bodies/constituted-bodies/transitional-committee
Green Climate Fund: https://www.greenclimate.fund/
Pacific Resilience Facility: https://www.forumsec.org/prf/
EU Solidarity Fund: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/factsheets/en/sheet/97/the-solidarity-fund#:~:text=The%20Solidarity%20Fund%20is%20the%20main%20EU%20instrument,a%20flood%2C%20forest%20fire%2C%20earthquake%2C%20storm%20or%20drought.
Tuvalu Australia agreement: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/nov/10/tuvalu-residency-and-security-treaty-what-is-it-and-why-is-australia-doing-it
Episode 02 A Little Less Conversation
Australia’s Climate Ambassador Kristen Tilley has been in the job for just over a year, and in that time has worked to drive Australia’s climate ambitions, whether in decarbonising or ambitions to become a renewable energy superpower. She speaks with Jessica Mackenzie and Dermot O’Gorman about harnessing foreign policy, trade and development policies to drive climate outcomes interntionally.
Ambassador Kristen Tilley: https://twitter.com/AusAmbClimate?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
New international development policy: https://www.dfat.gov.au/development/new-international-development-policy#:~:text=New%20International%20Development%20Policy%201%20Themes%20Among%20its,...%204%20Public%20submissions%20...%205%20Consultations%20
Port Vila Call for a Just Transition to a Fosool Fuel Free Pacific: https://fossilfueltreaty.org/port-vila-call
UNFCCC National Adaptation Plan: https://unfccc.int/files/adaptation/application/pdf/nap_booklet.pdf#:~:text=Adapting%20to%20climate%20change%20is%20becoming%20a%20routine,developed%20countries%20%28LDCs%29%20and%20other%20developing%20coun-%20tries.
Bootless Bay mangrove regeneration: https://www.nature.org/en-us/magazine/magazine-articles/papua-new-guinea-mangrove-forests-economic-opportunity/
PIF Leaders Forum 2023 Communique and outcomes: https://www.forumsec.org/2023/11/09/reports-piflm52-communique-of-the-52nd-pacific-islands-leaders-forum-2023/
Episode 01 A Little Less Conversation
A Little Less Conversation is a podcast series bringing together ACFID, Good Will Hunters and WWF Australia to discuss how to drive action on climate change through an international development and policy lens.
In this episode, we discuss what’s coming up in the series: who we’ll be talking with, what we’ll be talking about, and why we’ve chosen this topic at this time.
We’re releasing this in the lead up to COP28 https://www.cop28.com, and just after the most recent PIF leaders meeting https://piflm52.com.
Our last series with WWF Australia was in 2021, and you can listen here: https://goodwillhunterspodcast.com.au/episodes/promo-launching-our-spring-series-with-wwf-australia/
And our last series with ACFID was earlier in 2023; listen here: https://goodwillhunterspodcast.com.au/episodes/episode-1-the-youth-bulge-with-thenu-herath-ceo-oaktree/
A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Climate Action
Good Will Hunters, ACFID and WWF Australia present 'A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Climate Action". We'll be bringing you a series of conversations on the focus on climate in Australia's international development program. Make sure you subscribe, episodes drop soon!
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Well Thought Questions
A wide-varied of guests but always with the constant theme of international development and achieving social good. Rachel is a fantastic interviewer who obviously has done her homework on her guests. The questions flow smoothly and follow a structure that guides the conversations on their natural path. Consistent uploads over a long period of time make this an awesome, professional podcast.
Rachel's question dig a little deeper
Great range of guests and more depth to Rachel's questions compared to the regular milk and honey interviews in the world of social purpose and progress
Informed and Urgent
These are interesting, well structured, and natural conversations about interesting ideas that are changing how we do and think about international development. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in development specifically, or social issues more broadly.