8 episodes

The future - it's closer than you think. But what does it look like? And how do we get there? In this series Dr Hannah Fry meets the organisations who are building a greener, more resilient planet, today.

Planet Progress is part of the Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate. Google.org brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. To learn more visit g.co/ClimateChallenge.

Planet Progress Google.org Impact Challenge

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The future - it's closer than you think. But what does it look like? And how do we get there? In this series Dr Hannah Fry meets the organisations who are building a greener, more resilient planet, today.

Planet Progress is part of the Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate. Google.org brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. To learn more visit g.co/ClimateChallenge.

    De la ferme à la fourchette

    De la ferme à la fourchette

    La production de nourriture est à l’origine d’un quart des émissions de CO2 dans le monde. Le projet Open Food Facts permet de mieux choisir les produits alimentaires grâce à un Eco-Score présent sur les emballages.

    • 25 min
    From farm to fork

    From farm to fork

    Food production creates a quarter of global carbon emissions. Open Food Facts want to compute the environmental impact of millions of food products across Europe, and help consumers and producers take action to reduce their carbon footprint. By putting an Eco-Score on every label we can make smarter choices about the food we eat.
    Recorded remotely in April 2021.
    Links
    Open Food Facts website https://world.openfoodfacts.org/
    Planet Progress is part of the Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate. Google.org brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. To learn more, visit g.co/ClimateChallenge

    • 24 min
    Measure what matters

    Measure what matters

    Normative want to help measure what matters in a sustainable world, and the first step to mitigating climate change is for companies to measure their climate impact. Normative's automated carbon reporting calculates emissions along a business's entire supply chain, and identifies ways for them to reduce their carbon footprint.

    Recorded remotely in April 2021.

    Links

    Normative's website https://normative.io/
    Summa Equity's website https://summaequity.com/
    Peter Singer's TED talk, 'The why and how of effective altruism': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Diuv3XZQXyc
    Nick Bostrom's paper, 'Astronomical Waste: The Opportunity Cost of Delayed Technological Development': https://www.nickbostrom.com/astronomical/waste.html
    Planet Progress is part of the Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate. Google.org brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. To learn more, visit g.co/ClimateChallenge

    • 30 min
    The ground beneath our feet

    The ground beneath our feet

    For years we’ve shaped our agriculture for high yields and food security. Climate Farmers think it’s time to reward a different and very important goal: soil health. By helping farmers measure their ecosystem health and diversity, their goal is to store even more carbon in the ground.

    Recorded remotely in April 2021.

    Links

    Climate Farmers' website https://climatefarmers.org/

    Bodemzicht's website https://en.bodemzicht.nl/

    Planet Progress is part of the Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate. Google.org brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. To learn more, visit g.co/ClimateChallenge

    • 29 min
    Navigating an ocean of data

    Navigating an ocean of data

    Events in the Atlantic Gulf Stream have a far-reaching impact on global weather systems. Understanding them is key to predicting global carbon emissions. Saildrone create and deploy uncrewed, wind and solar powered ocean vehicles to report this data in real time in one of Earth’s harshest ocean environments.

    Recorded remotely in March 2021.

    Links

    Saildrone’s website https://www.saildrone.com/

    Saildrone’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saildrone/

    Richard Jenkins setting the land speed record for a wind-powered vehicle in 2009 at Ivanpah Dry Lake on the California-Nevada border https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRFRQXPtXTs

    Planet Progress is part of the Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate. Google.org brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. To learn more, visit g.co/ClimateChallenge

    • 31 min
    Can a city act like a forest?

    Can a city act like a forest?

    For billions of years natural habitats have thrived by producing vast quantities of materials for growth without creating landfill or waste. Materiom have been taking notes. By turning the abundance of materials around us into the building blocks for new growth — and sharing that data open-source — they are helping us rethink our relationship with waste.

    Recorded remotely in March 2021
    Links
    Materiom’s website https://materiom.org/
    Materiom’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/materiom_/
    Cradle to Cradle, Remaking the Way We Make Things, a 2002 book by architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart about circular economies https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/108/1083868/cradle-to-cradle/9780099535478.html
    Planet Progress is part of the Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate. Google.org brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. To learn more, visit g.co/ClimateChallenge
     

    • 26 min

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