We've entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene, and nothing is as it was. Not the trees, not the seas – not the forests, farms, or fields – and not the global economy that depends on all of these. What does this mean for your investments, your family's future, and the future of man? Each week, we dive into these issues to help you Navigate the New Reality.
Why the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests may be More than Blah Blah, with Frances Seymour
A conversation with WRI Senior Fellow Frances Seymour, who says there's plenty of reason to believe the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use could deliver on its high ambition of ending and reversing deforestation -- not so much because of the declaration itself, but because of the constellation of world events that birthed it.
Frances is also co-author of the book "Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change."
Investing in Pure Climate Stocks, with Matthias Krey
rom year-end climate talks in Glasgow:
Want to put your money where your mouth is by investing in companies that move us closer to a net-zero economy?
Matthias Krey of pureclimatestocks.com can help.
He's identified hundreds of companies that he call "pure climate stocks", meaning stocks of companies that make 100% of their revenue from products and services that will help get us to net-zero emissions.
The Down and Dirty, Nitty Gritty of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, Part 1
On the ground at year-end climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, Maria Carvalho and Frédéric Gagnon-Lebrun of South Pole Climate Solutions dissect the intricacies of Article 6 of the Paris Climate Agreement.
They explain not only how it works, but how it fits into the net-zero movement and the larger effort to meet the climate challenge.
Climate Quickie: Leveraging Restoration for Net Zero Tourism Worldwide
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which is the United Nations specialized agency charged with promoting sustainable tourism, today unveiled the “Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism” at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
The False Dichotomy of Reductions vs Removals, with Eli Mitchell-Larson
We need to slash greenhouse-gas emissions while supporting activities that remove greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere, and carbon markets can both accelerate reductions and ramp up removals. Why, then, is the debate so contentious?
For answers, I turned to Eli-Mitchell Larson, a self-proclaimed “Carbon Removal Evangelist” who's helping to build up Carbon Removal Advocacy Europe (CRAE). We had a long and fruitful discussion that I think serves as a sort of reductions and removals 101.
Carbon Exchanges and Green Supply Chains: The Future of Natural Climate Solutions
Biologists, economists, and environmental activists often seem like members of warring tribes, but Gabriel Eickhoff, CEO of Lestari Capital, says they're more like estranged family members who just haven't started talking to each other yet.
In a wide-ranging discussion, we look at the legacy of the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets, the structure of supply chains, and the interconnectedness of all things.
Informative and entertaining
Informative and especially interesting in the stories that Steve chooses to highlight, this podcast has added new depth to climate issues I wasn’t previously aware of or fully informed on.