113 episodes

The Sustainability Agenda is a weekly podcast exploring today’s biggest sustainability questions. Leading sustainability thinkers offer their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working --and what needs to change -- and think about the future of sustainability.

The Sustainability Agenda Fergal Byrne

    • Marketing
    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

The Sustainability Agenda is a weekly podcast exploring today’s biggest sustainability questions. Leading sustainability thinkers offer their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working --and what needs to change -- and think about the future of sustainability.

    Episode 113: Interview with Jagdeesh Rao, the Chief Executive of the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) in India.

    Episode 113: Interview with Jagdeesh Rao, the Chief Executive of the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) in India.

    Interview with Jagdeesh Rao, the Chief Executive of the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) in India, discussing the ecological restoration and conservation of land and water resources in ecologically fragile, degraded regions of India

    • 58 min
    Episode 112: Interview with Dr. David Loy, Zen teacher, Author of EcoDharma

    Episode 112: Interview with Dr. David Loy, Zen teacher, Author of EcoDharma

    In this episode, David Loy discusses his latest book EcoDharma the potential for Buddhism to deal with todays environmental and other crises.

    • 53 min
    Episode 111: An interview with Dr. Harriet Bulkeley, Professor of Geography

    Episode 111: An interview with Dr. Harriet Bulkeley, Professor of Geography

    In this episode, we talk with Professor Harriet Bulkely about the effectiveness of different approaches to climate governance and the possibility of a green recovery.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 110: Interview with Alexander Dunlap, Social Anthropologist

    Episode 110: Interview with Alexander Dunlap, Social Anthropologist

    In this episode, we discuss the social and ecological impact of so-called renewable energy, and how to actually think about the impact of its development, with Dr. Alexander Dunlap.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 109: Interview with writer Andri Snær Magnason

    Episode 109: Interview with writer Andri Snær Magnason

    In today's interview with writer Andri Snær Magnason, we explore Andri's use of his writing talent as a force for activism.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 108: Interview with Arran Stibbe, Professor of Ecological Linguistics

    Episode 108: Interview with Arran Stibbe, Professor of Ecological Linguistics

    In this interview with Dr. Arran Stibbe, we discuss ecolinguistics, or how language influences the way we treat the environment.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

mandyluilui ,

My favourite podcast

Absolutely my all time favourite podcast! I love the diversity of interviewees, their background and the depth of knowledge they bring. I am particularly touched and inspired by the interview with Dr Anne Poelina about indigenous culture and its guardianship connection with the land and non human.

Eagleby ,

Great content, very informative

Fergal has a great way of letting guests tell their stories, guiding them through what a listener wants to hear!

yellowgerbie ,

Extremely informative and essential listening, but depressing and hopeless

I have listened to dozens of episodes of this podcast now and each one has been very informative, enlightening and taught me what can be done about climate change. The sister podcast, “The Drawdown Agenda”, is also excellent and I highly recommend that too. The first step to any solution must be knowledge, which this podcast provides. However, the host Fergal usually conveys a perspective that we are doomed, it is too late, that there is no hope - which I think is doing a lot of harm. As someone who cares deeply about the planet, I can understand this feeling of desperation. But as many of Fergal’s podcast guests have insisted throughout the various episodes, we have to come at this with a different narrative if we are to influence widespread action. It has to be a message of hope. If people believe that it is a hopeless and lost cause, they will not take action. I love the information I receive from this podcast, but sometimes I have to stop listening as his perspective and approach can be a bit too depressing.

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