30 episodes

A weekly podcast examining the issues at the heart of our changing climate. We'll talk to scientists and policymakers and we'll highlight how small changes can make a big difference as we look for solutions to the problems caused by climate change.

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A weekly podcast examining the issues at the heart of our changing climate. We'll talk to scientists and policymakers and we'll highlight how small changes can make a big difference as we look for solutions to the problems caused by climate change.

    What does a net zero future look like?

    What does a net zero future look like?

    The UK Government has published its net zero strategy, days before the crucial COP26 summit. It’s been praised and criticised, but generally recognised as being an ambitious document, if lacking in some detail. So can the Government re-claim the title of a climate world leader?

    On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi are joined by Sky's new Science and Technology Editor, Tom Clarke, to look at the science behind the UK's ambitions.

    And what does a net-zero reality look like? They're joined by Fully Charged co-founder Dan Caesar to discuss the practicalities of the heat-pumps and electric cars that the Prime Minister has pledged will transform the UK's emissions over the next few decades.

    Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi
    Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse

    • 18 min
    Can we stomach giving up meat for the planet?

    Can we stomach giving up meat for the planet?

    On the menu this week, Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi explore the climate impact of meat and ask their guests: what's the beef with beef?

    They find out how much meat we’re eating in the UK and what needs to change, with behavioural scientist Cristina Stewart from the University of Oxford. And dairy farmer Abi Reader explains why meat shouldn’t be taken off the table.

    Last but not least Ella Mills, also known as Deliciously Ella, shares the ingredients of her vegan lifestyle. She tells us her tips on how to make gradual changes and enjoy plant-based meals while playing a part in fighting climate change.

    Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi
    Guests: Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella, Cristina Stewart, Abi Reader
    Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews Producer: Tatiana Alderson

    • 25 min
    Can being green be rock'n'roll?

    Can being green be rock'n'roll?

    The music industry is back in full swing after the COVID-19 pandemic, but as music venues heat up - so too does our planet.

    On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi turn up the music. From gigs, festivals, concerts, tours and everything in between, they find out about the environmental footprint of the music industry - and what needs to change.

    They're joined by Professor of Climate and Energy policy Carly McLachlan, who recently led a study commissioned by Massive Attack, exploring the impact of the music business on carbon emissions.

    Plus Adam Gardener, founder of Reverb - who works with artists such as Harry Styles, Billie Eilish & Maroon 5 - explains how we can reconcile the world of rock'n'roll with acting environmentally friendly, and help tackle the climate crisis.

    Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi
    Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews Producer: Tatiana Alderson
    Music: Guster
    Guests: Carly McLachlan, professor of climate & energy policy at the Tyndall Centre For Climate Change Research and Adam Gardner, Guitarist and Vocalist & Co-Founder of Reverb.

    • 23 min
    The Fear Factor: Should we be worried about eco-anxiety?

    The Fear Factor: Should we be worried about eco-anxiety?

    Thousands of young people worldwide suffer from anxiety and depression caused by a fear of climate change. So how can we deal with the growing phenomenon known as eco-anxiety?

    On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi go behind the scenes of Youth COP26 with our Climate correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter, who spoke exclusively to climate activists Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate. They share their own experiences with eco-anxiety and how activism helped keep their feelings of fear at bay.

    Plus we talk to academic Caroline Hickman, who led research on a ground-breaking report about climate anxiety; and climate activist Samia Dumbuya who suffered herself and now helps others to deal with what is an ever increasing problem. We ask how society can create a safe place where the young generation can feel heard and empowered to tackle the climate crisis.

    Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi
    Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews Producer: Tatiana Alderson

    • 21 min
    Amazon Alert: Crime and destruction in the rainforest

    Amazon Alert: Crime and destruction in the rainforest

    Sky News can reveal that deforestation in the most precious parts of the Amazon rainforest has reached record levels.

    Using satellite imagery, Sky's Data and Forensics team have been able to identify changes to the forest canopy - and who is to blame.

    On Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi speak to Sky News investigations journalist Kieran Devine about the exclusive investigation.

    Plus tropical rainforest ecologist Erika Berenguer mourns the dangerous amounts of the Amazon that have already been destroyed and explains why we need to do more to stop deforestation if we want to solve the climate emergency.

    Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi
    Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Data and Forensics team: Kieran Devine, Victoria Elms, Carmen Aguilar García

    • 25 min
    How do you put a price on nature?

    How do you put a price on nature?

    On this week's episode of ClimateCast, Sky News Climate Change Correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter and her team travel to the West African country of Gabon for a very special report.

    Gabon is the second most forested country on earth, and forms part of the great Congo Basin rainforest that stretches across central Africa.

    It is also one of a few nations on the planet that absorbs more carbon than it emits, taking in over one hundred million tons of carbon per year - about a quarter of the UK's annual emissions.

    One of the reasons Gabon has avoided destroying its forests for economic gain so far is that it is an oil-rich nation and has traditionally relied on that revenue stream.

    But that won't be the case for much longer.

    The world is moving away from oil, prices are plunging and production is dwindling.

    Now Gabon is asking the international community to pay it to protect the rainforest instead of the easy option of allowing commercial deforestation, the selling of valuable tropical hardwood timber and widespread agriculture.

    And, we speak to Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta from the University of Cambridge about the economics of biodiversity.

    The Dasgupta Review, commissioned by the Treasury in 2019 describes Nature as “our most precious asset,” says it must be at the heart of economics, and claims that humanity has collectively mismanaged its “global portfolio”.

    Professor Dasgupta says his "overarching aim is the reconstruction of economics to include Nature as an ingredient", and states that humanity would need 1.6 Earths to maintain our current way of life.

    And Climate Reporter Victoria Seabrook will brings us the week's latest climate news.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Pete-0987654321 ,

Ectinct Golden toad

Just love hearing Christiana Figueres, very optimistic climatecast.

Mighty Quin ,

Must do better

Disappointing to find this is little more a breezy chat show. That said, I switched off after 13 minutes so I might have just hit a dud episode.

Tom.gps ,

Climate crisis?

Issues being discussed are valid yet there is no mention of the impact of eating meat on the climate. Another well funded outlet unwilling to make people feel uncomfortable about their food choices.

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