Welcome to Climate LinkUP Spotlight Podcast sessions! We shine a spotlight on current climate challenges impacting developing nations’ communities at the forefront of climate change impacts. Spotlight sessions are hosted by our young talented team of global climate ambassadors, often direct from their regions. Providing unique insight into the current climate challenges faced by local communities in developing nations, Spotlight also showcases the positive actions making a difference to mitigate these climate impacts.
Net Zero: Hong Kong Paris Watch
In this episode we talk to Kevin Li, a Climate LinkUP Expert Panelist, who leads policy research for the Paris Watch Project at the NGO, CarbonCare InnoLab in Hong Kong. The project tracks the annual performance of Hong Kong and other major Asian cities against the cities' climate pledges and Paris agreement goals. Kevin shares his insight into the Paris Watch Project and net zero.
Communicating the challenges of climate change
Professor Adam Hart, a Climate LinkUP Expert Panelist, is an award-winning scientist who was given the title of Science Communicator of the Year in 2010 by the Royal Society of Biology. Adam Hart is a Professor of Science Communication at the University of Gloucestershire, and a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society. An author and frequent broadcaster, Professor Hart has presented documentaries for the BBC Radio 4 and World Service and is a frequent commentator on science and environmental matter.
Adapting to climate change in the Pacific region
Espen Ronneberg, a Climate LinkUP Expert Panelist, is one of the speakers for the Climate LinkUP Launch Event on the 8th June. Espen is a senior advisor, climate change multilateral agreements at the climate change and environmental sustainability programme at the South Pacific Community (SPC). Espen will be speaking on "Unpacking the global goal on adaptation from a Pacific perspective".
Registration is free for our Climate LinkUP online Global Launch Event:
Achieving a net-zero carbon industry in New Zealand
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Martin Atkins, one of the Climate LinkUP Expert Panelists and global energy speakers for the live launch event. Dr. Martin Atkins is a senior lecturer in chemical and process engineering at the school of engineering and an Associate Director of the Ahuora center for smart energy systems based at the University of Waikato, NZ.
Martin is an expert in energy systems with a particular focus on developing and using process integration methodologies for optimising industrial energy systems and emissions reduction.
The energy technology to go green already exists
In this episode we talk to Nicc Moeono, our Climate LinkUP Energy Ambassador in Samoa, South Pacific - who has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Waikato University, New Zealand. Nicc is employed at the Electric Power Corporation (EPC) as a renewable energy engineer in Samoa. We discuss Samoa's pledge to use 100 % renewable energy by 2025, as well as the challenges involved in converting to renewable energy, and what is needed for the world as a whole to reach 100% green energy.
My grandchildren might not see the island where I grew up
In this episode we are talking to Grace Ah Young, our Climate LinkUP Ambassador in Samoa South Pacific, who as a climate activist has founded the student association Lanulau’ava, a name which means "the colour of the ava leaf" (green). She tells us about the island where she grew up, the immediate climate change impacts that the Pacific islands are now facing, and the work her organisation is now doing to raise climate awareness both locally and globally.