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A brand new season looks past promises and policy and into people and practices in meeting the challenges of climate change. Each week, we talk to experts who help us understand one of the most pressing issues facing humankind.

The Climate Conversations CNA

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A brand new season looks past promises and policy and into people and practices in meeting the challenges of climate change. Each week, we talk to experts who help us understand one of the most pressing issues facing humankind.

    The final climate conversation with host, Jaime Ho | EP 68

    The final climate conversation with host, Jaime Ho | EP 68

    After 68 episodes and two years of discussing pressing issues on climate change, CNA's Jaime Ho hangs up his hosting job and answers questions for a change. Climate activist Woo Qiyun and creator of Instagram page The Weird and Wild asks Jaime his thoughts on Singapore's climate action, sustainability pet peeves, what young people can do to effect change, his favourite episode and who he wished he had as a guest. 

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    How extreme weather affects the food you eat and the people who grow it |EP 67

    How extreme weather affects the food you eat and the people who grow it |EP 67

    Food production is deeply affected by extreme weather events and the pandemic exposed weak links along the chain from farm to table. Climate impacts are here to stay so how will smallholder farmers adapt? Will technology and innovation help? How will changing consumer consumption patterns affect farmers? Jaime Ho speaks to Duke Hipp of CropLife Asia a Singapore-based NGO.

     

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    Why the hike in carbon tax is a step up for Singapore's climate ambitions | EP66

    Why the hike in carbon tax is a step up for Singapore's climate ambitions | EP66

    Singapore's carbon tax will go up from S$5 now to potentially S$80 by 2030. How significant is the sharp calibration upwards in terms of climate ambition? What will it mean for businesses and consumers as it trickles down? And how will revenues be used to help industries pivot and customers cope? Jaime Ho speaks to Vinod Thomas, Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy and former Director General at the Asian Development Bank.

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    Despite huge wins from COP26, why 2022 will be 'all about delivery' for COP President Alok Sharma

    Despite huge wins from COP26, why 2022 will be 'all about delivery' for COP President Alok Sharma

    Following the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015, President of COP26 Alok Sharma speaks to Jaime Ho about getting the Glasgow Climate Pact past the finishing line, and why so much work remains to be done on the road to COP27 in Egypt. 

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    In the race for cleaner energies, is nuclear power really part of the climate change mix? |EP 64

    In the race for cleaner energies, is nuclear power really part of the climate change mix? |EP 64

    Nuclear energy is already part of the equation in the world's energy mix. With climate change an existential crisis, is there a way to produce this "clean" energy safely? What is the economics of it and how far can technological advancements go towards greater adoption? Jaime Ho speaks to Philip Andrews-Speed, Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute. 

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    From new trade routes to international cooperation: Beyond rising sea levels, what’s happening as Arctic ice melts

    From new trade routes to international cooperation: Beyond rising sea levels, what’s happening as Arctic ice melts

    Decades of relentless carbon emissions have affected one region more severely than any other – the Arctic. As ice melts at an unprecedented rate, humans and wildlife have already been affected. What needs to be done there, and are there also opportunities? Jaime Ho speaks to Arctic researcher Hema Nadarajah.

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Customer Reviews

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JT Junkie Tan ,

Very insightful

Thanks to Jamie, the team and the guests! Very timely topic, extremely insightful and content-packed! I enjoy this very much.

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