How do we solve the world’s biggest challenges? From climate change to inequality; the rise of big tech and rapid changes in how we live and work. Radio Davos talks to the people who have the ideas, the passion and the power to make change happen in a way that benefits all of us.
COP26: success or failure?
Was the Glasgow summit just the same old ‘blah, blah, blah’ or will it help us avoid climate catastrophe? Journalist Justin Worland covered COP26 for TIME and tells us his view on what was - and what was not - achieved.
Top-10 emerging technologies
What are the breakthrough technologies that will transform our world in the next few years? Scientific American and the World Economic Forum present their annual top-ten emerging tech report. The two people who led the work -Mariette DiChristina, Dean of the College of Communication at Boston University, and Bernie Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus at IBM - talk to Radio Davos host Robin Pomeroy and Sophie Bushwick, Technology Editor at Scientific American.
COP26: How cities are tackling pollution, congestion and the climate
The main greenhouse gas causing climate change is carbon dioxide - a colourless, odourless gas that is otherwise harmless to our health. But emissions of CO2 are often accompanied by other, toxic gases. So can we tackle air pollution - which kills 7 million people a year around the world - at the same time as we fight climate change? We hear from three cities - Buenos Aires, London and Singapore, that are doing just that by managing road transport to cut emissions.
COP26: Climate change and the other global crisis - nature loss
In this episode we look at the nature's solutions to climate change. We speak to Tabi Joda, a forester in Cameroon who is helping plant the Great Green Wal across the southern edge of the Sahara desert. We hear from Natura, a major cosmetics company, on how businesses can make money from forests without destroying them, and Elizabeth Mrema, the head of the UN’s biodiversity convention on a new plan to get companies to report on their impact on the natural world.
COP26: First Movers Coalition
US climate envoy John Kerry and World Economic Forum President Brende Borge launched an initiative at COP26 to bring big companies and customers together to build demand for green products that require major investment and innovation. This episode has some highlights from the event which can be seen in full here: https://www.weforum.org/events/forum-cop26-live-2021/sessions/first-movers-coalition-launch
COP26: The Great Melt - tales from the front lines of climate change
As COP26 opens, Radio Davos hears from a journalist who has covered dozens of UN climate gatherings and has reported on how global warming is affecting the remotest corners of the world. Alister Doyle’s book The Great Melt: Accounts from the Frontline of Climate Change takes us from a dangerously melting ice sheet in the Antarctic to a town high in the Andes threatened by floods from glacial meltwaters.