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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.

Bionic Planet: Climate Change and Regeneration Steve Zwick

    • Earth Sciences

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.

    53: A Marshall Plan for Forests, with Charlotte Streck of Climate Focus

    53: A Marshall Plan for Forests, with Charlotte Streck of Climate Focus

    There's a lot of money sloshing around forests, and most of it goes into agricultural subsidies and investments that destroy forests, while only a trickle goes into programs that save them.
    That's why today's guest, Charlotte Streck, wants to implement a Marshall Plan for Forests.

    • 37 min
    52: Natural Climate Solutions Explained (ENCORE PRESENTATION)

    52: Natural Climate Solutions Explained (ENCORE PRESENTATION)

    On the eve of year-end climate talks in Madrid, I revisit my 2017 conversation with Bronson Griscom, Director of Forest Carbon Science for the Nature Conservancy.  He headed up a team of three dozen researchers who identified 20 low-cost, natural "pathways" that can get us 37 percent of the way to meeting the Paris Agreement's 2-Degree target.

    • 40 min
    051 | Forests in the Paris Agreement, Part 3: a Conversation with Annie Petsonk of EDF

    051 | Forests in the Paris Agreement, Part 3: a Conversation with Annie Petsonk of EDF

    The third episode of our three-part look at the birth of REDD+, we speak with Annie Petsonk of the Environmental Defense Fund.

    Related Articles:



    “Shades of REDD+: A Marshall Plan for Tropical Forests?”

    Link: https://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/articles/shades-of-redd-a-marshall-plan-for-tropical-forests/



    “Forests, Farms, and the Global Carbon Sink: The Genesis”

    Link: https://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/articles/forests-farms-global-carbon-sink-genesis/

    • 48 min
    050| Forests in the Paris Climate Agreement, Part 2: Kevin Conrad

    050| Forests in the Paris Climate Agreement, Part 2: Kevin Conrad

    In this second part of our three-part series on the history of forests in the Paris Climate Agreement, we hear how REDD+ got its name and made its way into the climate negotiations. Special Guest: Kevin Conrad of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations

    • 56 min
    049 | Forests in the Paris Climate Agreement, Part 1: The Birth of Forest Carbon

    049 | Forests in the Paris Climate Agreement, Part 1: The Birth of Forest Carbon

    2019 is shaping up to be a pivotal summer in a pivotal year in the critical race to meet the climate challenge, with major media finally discovering the role that healthy forests can play in fixing the mess. Guest: Kevin Conrad

    In this episode, we examine the 40-year effort to slow climate change by saving forests. It's the first of three parts developed in accompaniment with the Ecosystem Marketplace series "Forests, Farms, and the Global Carbon Sink: It’s Happening"

     

    • 36 min
    048: Understanding the IPCC’s New Compendium of Science on Climate, Forests, and Farms

    048: Understanding the IPCC’s New Compendium of Science on Climate, Forests, and Farms

    We eat to live, but the food we’re eating is killing us – not just because of what it does to our bodies, but because of what it does to our climate.

    If there are two things scientists who study this stuff agree on, it’s that we can slow climate change by eating less meat and wasting less food, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) new Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL), which was published this week in Geneva

    • 17 min

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Sober insights into the often murky and complex

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