7 episodes

Uncovering the inventions and innovations that are trying to tackle humankind's greatest ever challenge: climate change. We investigate some of the toughest problems that humans face as we enter a new era of climate instability, and tell the stories of the projects and people who are grappling with them. Supported by EIT Climate-KIC, this first series explores five projects that are tackling issues related to water, agriculture, urban development, supply chains and insurance.

This New Climate Acclimatise

    • Natural Sciences

Uncovering the inventions and innovations that are trying to tackle humankind's greatest ever challenge: climate change. We investigate some of the toughest problems that humans face as we enter a new era of climate instability, and tell the stories of the projects and people who are grappling with them. Supported by EIT Climate-KIC, this first series explores five projects that are tackling issues related to water, agriculture, urban development, supply chains and insurance.

    S1.E6: Sharing supply chain risk – Everyone’s a WINnER?

    S1.E6: Sharing supply chain risk – Everyone’s a WINnER?

    In the sixth episode of This New Climate, host Will Bugler takes a deep dive into the intricate network of suppliers, traders and retailers that make up the food supply network. This episode explores how the risks of climate change are being disproportionately shouldered by smallholder famers, and presents an innovative project called WINnERS, that has helped farmers in Tanzania to share the cost of climate change more evenly across the supply chain.

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    • 35 min
    S1.E5: Climate change and the 4th agricultural revolution

    S1.E5: Climate change and the 4th agricultural revolution

    In the fifth episode of This New Climate, host Will Bugler explores a suite of innovations promoted by EIT Climate-KIC through their Climate Smart Agriculture Booster that are helping farmers to adapt to climate change while shedding light on how European farmers have suffered under recent drought conditions.

    Episode guests: Iris Bouwers, farmer and Vice-President of the European Council of Young Farmers, Carlos Dionisio Pérez Blanco from University of Salamanca, Jean-Marc Touzard, Research Director at INRA the French public research institute dedicated to agricultural science, and Roberto Zorer from the Edmund Mach Foundation for Research and Innovation.

    This New Climate is an Acclimatise production.

    The Climate Smart Agriculture Booster is an EIT Climate-KIC supported innovation initiative.

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    • 38 min
    S1.E4: The blue green dream

    S1.E4: The blue green dream

    In the fourth episode of This New Climate, host Will Bugler takes a look at how cities can better prepare for climate change. Cities are concentrated centres of climate risk with large populations, high levels of economic activity and expensive cost of properties. But they are also home to over half the world’s population. This episode explores how the development of nature-based solutions can make cities better able to cope with climate impacts like extreme heat and flooding.

    Episode guests: NHS Nurse Claire Herne, Cedo Maksimovic from Imperial College London, Tim Van Hattum from Wageningen University, Teodoro Georgiadis from IBIMET, Frans Van De Ven from Deltares, and Anjali Jaiswal from NRDC India.

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    • 41 min
    S1.E3: OASIS and the democratisation of climate data

    S1.E3: OASIS and the democratisation of climate data

    In the third episode of This New Climate, host Will Bugler explores how the OASIS group of companies are seeking to transform our ability to understand climate risk through a commitment to open source data. Climate data and information is at the very heart of efforts for insurance companies to price risk and respond to extreme events like hurricanes and droughts. Steve Bowen, Director of the Catastrophe Insight team at insurance giant Aon, explains why data was central to Aon’s response to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria helping us understand why OASIS’s mission is an important puzzle piece to managing the global climate crisis.

    • 26 min
    S1.E2: Running dry – dealing with water scarcity

    S1.E2: Running dry – dealing with water scarcity

    In the second episode of This New Climate, host Will Bugler explores why it is so difficult to manage water resources and presents Water2Invest – a new tool that helps decision makers make smarter choices about managing water supply and demand. The world’s population has tripled over the last 100 years, but according to the UN, water demand has been growing at more than twice that rate making water scarcity one of the defining challenges of our time. And climate change will only compound the problem. Water2Invest, aims to help decision makers to take the right choices when investing in solutions to tackle water scarcity, potentially providing a powerful new tool to help tackle this crisis.

    • 34 min
    S1.E1: Climate-KIC and the quest for deep innovation

    S1.E1: Climate-KIC and the quest for deep innovation

    In the first episode of This New Climate, host Will Bugler introduces EIT Climate-KIC and explores how they are stimulating innovation in the face of a challenge as great as climate change. The episode unpicks how EIT Climate-KIC is working to foster change at the systems level, in an effort to bring about transformative change. Listen to this episode and learn why climate instability demands new ways of thinking about innovation, and how EIT Climate-KIC is trying to support scalable solutions to the most pressing climate challenges.

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    • 48 min

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