13 episodes

Series 2: The coronavirus crisis - a catalyst for real change? Hosts Neil King and Gabriel Borrud use the lockdown to discuss the environment and change with some leading experts and visionaries. Their approach: Don’t let ideological baggage get in the way of an honest and open chat. With humanity hunkered down trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus, DW’s environment podcast On the Green Fence takes the forced hiatus to reflect on some of the historic changes we’ve witnessed during these past few months. If we are indeed capable of such sweeping change, what does this mean for our species as we face the future of our sweltering planet? And more importantly: How do we change?

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    • 4.7, 9 Ratings

Series 2: The coronavirus crisis - a catalyst for real change? Hosts Neil King and Gabriel Borrud use the lockdown to discuss the environment and change with some leading experts and visionaries. Their approach: Don’t let ideological baggage get in the way of an honest and open chat. With humanity hunkered down trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus, DW’s environment podcast On the Green Fence takes the forced hiatus to reflect on some of the historic changes we’ve witnessed during these past few months. If we are indeed capable of such sweeping change, what does this mean for our species as we face the future of our sweltering planet? And more importantly: How do we change?

    SE 02 / Episode 6: Change is only possible with the crowd

    SE 02 / Episode 6: Change is only possible with the crowd

    British social psychologist Steve Reicher believes that all social change happens through the collective. Human beings all over the planet endured a serious infringement of their private rights when governments made the decision to lock down amid the COVID-19 crisis. For the most part, there was consensus that this tough decision was correct. But how was that consensus established?

    • 19 min
    SE 02 / Episode 5: Changing the grammar of our behavior

    SE 02 / Episode 5: Changing the grammar of our behavior

    Why can’t we just change? Germany's leading philosopher Peter Sloterdijk believes that question is at the heart of the climate change conundrum. When the coronavirus pandemic spread across the world, the response by governments was immediate. So there is proof that sweeping change on a global scale is possible. Does this provide the precedent for us to avert the looming climate catastrophe?

    • 21 min
    On the green fence: Degrowth – is less really more?

    On the green fence: Degrowth – is less really more?

    A world without growth is what Germany’s leading and most radical degrowth proponent Niko Paech sees as the only option after COVID-19. Is the coronavirus crisis helping us realize what really matters in life? Find out in the latest edition of DW's environment podcast "On the green fence."

    • 26 min
    SE 02 / Episode 3: The death of civilization

    SE 02 / Episode 3: The death of civilization

    The coronavirus pandemic has exposed how vulnerable our globalized world is. California native Derrick Jensen talks about why he would welcome a return of the stone age. The founder of Deep Green Resistance explains why some radical eco-activists would like to see the collapse of civilization to restore the balance of nature - and what he’s prepared to do to achieve that end.

    • 18 min
    SE 02 / Episode 2: The Holocene strikes back

    SE 02 / Episode 2: The Holocene strikes back

    Indian environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev explains in this podcast why our interconnectedness with wildlife is central, even though the exact origin of the coronavirus remains disputed. It's brought our world to a virtual standstill - and there are dozens of other pathogens waiting in line for their turn in the viral limelight. Is the Holocene striking back?

    • 21 min
    SE 02 / Episode 1: Transforming our world

    SE 02 / Episode 1: Transforming our world

    Germany’s leading transformation researcher Maja Göpel explains in this podcast episode how to change our world for the better of all. The coronavirus crisis has proved to us that radical change is possible in a short period of time. But can we harness this awareness to bring about systemic change in a bid to avert the looming climate catastrophe?

    • 20 min

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