18 episodes

Speed dating is about having a short time to communicate things that could change your life. And that’s exactly what we’re doing on this podcast, by introducing you to the people who are thinking deeply about our future relationship with nature.

Nature Insight: Speed Dating with the Future IPBES

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

Speed dating is about having a short time to communicate things that could change your life. And that’s exactly what we’re doing on this podcast, by introducing you to the people who are thinking deeply about our future relationship with nature.

    Getting Things Done: Super-Charging Science Policy Through Youth Engagement

    Getting Things Done: Super-Charging Science Policy Through Youth Engagement

    Young leaders around the world increasingly use their voices and power to fight for the future of our planet and their own. In the final episode of this season, Rob opens a window on the important role young people play in the work of IPBES – and the growing number of opportunities for youth involvement in IPBES processes. With insights from one of the IPBES colleagues responsible for these activities, Diem Hong Thi Tran, and perspectives from a young Indigenous IPBES stakeholder, Kantuta Conde Choque, find out more about the tremendous contributions youth are making to strengthen science and policy for nature. 
     
    You can find the episode about the IPBES fellowship here: link.chtbl.com/TheIPBESFellowship
     
    To find out more about IPBES, head to www.ipbes.net or follow us on social media @IPBES.

    • 30 min
    Aliens on Your Doorstep: Invasive Species and You

    Aliens on Your Doorstep: Invasive Species and You

    Did you know aliens live among us? IPBES just launched its landmark new Report on Invasive Alien Species and their Control – the largest study ever of its kind. Join Brit as she speaks with one of the co-chairs of that Assessment, Professor Helen Roy, about her enthusiasm for addressing these risks and her optimism about our chances to reduce biological invasions and their very damaging impacts. Brit also interviews Dr. Maria Loreto Castillo about how the simple beaver has become the focus of some very complex opinions in different parts of the world.
     
    You can listen to the playlist Helen mentioned here: open.spotify.com/playlist/2YvpQrvhQxvUm9AirBlcvW?si=MBXLr8Q8QIOdaOcwTmbFbA&nd=1
     
    To find out more about IPBES, head to www.ipbes.net or follow us on social media @IPBES.

    • 30 min
    No Room for Hopelessness: Media Challenges and Opportunities Covering the Global Biodiversity Crisis

    No Room for Hopelessness: Media Challenges and Opportunities Covering the Global Biodiversity Crisis

    We hear news about climate change every day in the media, but in contrast, biodiversity is often overlooked or relegated to minor mentions. In this episode, Rob ‘flips the script’ and puts journalists who normally report on biodiversity and nature into the spotlight. He talks to Patrick Greenfield from The Guardian and Observer, and Sahana Ghosh from Nature India, about the challenges and opportunities when covering biodiversity news. Find out more about the power and responsibility of the media in helping to get these messages out about the global biodiversity crisis – to audiences in both the global North and the global South.
     
    To find out more about IPBES, head to www.ipbes.net or follow us on social media @IPBES.

    • 31 min
    Poles of Possibility: Values of Nature Beyond Use

    Poles of Possibility: Values of Nature Beyond Use

    This week, we’re traveling to the South Pole. Brit finds out more about an epic expedition to Antarctica by one of the IPBES assessment co-chairs, Professor Mike Christie, and his Paralympian teammate, Karen Darke. Get the inside track on their phenomenal adventure, and find out how an extreme landscape, not known for its biodiversity, helped them to better understand the tremendous values of nature beyond use. 
     
    The sounds from Antarctica were recorded by Mike Webster, who followed Mike and Karen on their expedition.
     
    To find out more about IPBES, head to www.ipbes.net or follow us on social media @IPBES.

    • 30 min
    Widening the IPBES Tent: Stakeholder Diversity for Better Science and Policy

    Widening the IPBES Tent: Stakeholder Diversity for Better Science and Policy

    Stakeholders are an important part of every organization, but in IPBES, they are especially important. They are not only beneficiaries of the work, but are also active participants. Join Rob as he delves deep into why stakeholder engagement is a vital part of the IPBES DNA, and how important it is to bring into IPBES the widest possible range of voices, evidence and knowledge systems – for stronger science. You’ll hear from Flore Lafaye de Micheaux, former IPBES Stakeholder Engagement Officer; Joji Cariño, the coordinator of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IIFBES); and Dr. Håkon Stokland, main organizer of the Social Sciences and Humanities Network (SSH Network).
     
    To find out more about IPBES, head to www.ipbes.net or follow us on social media @IPBES.

    • 32 min
    Filling the Fungi Gap: Scaling Himalayan Heights for People and Nature

    Filling the Fungi Gap: Scaling Himalayan Heights for People and Nature

    Did you know that there are thousands of undiscovered species of fungi around the world? In Nepal alone, it is estimated we know only 1/10 of all species! What does this knowledge gap mean for science, nature and people? And why do fungi matter? In this episode, Brit speaks to a mushroom scientist from Nepal, Dr. Shiva Devkota, about climbing Mount Everest in search of new species and new knowledge.
     
    To find out more about IPBES, head to www.ipbes.net or follow us on social media @IPBES.

    • 29 min

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