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Face the climate crisis head on, but understand that we have the power to solve this. From former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement, this podcast about issues and politics will inform you, inspire you and help you realize that this is the most exciting time in history to be alive.

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Face the climate crisis head on, but understand that we have the power to solve this. From former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement, this podcast about issues and politics will inform you, inspire you and help you realize that this is the most exciting time in history to be alive.

    101. A Fund for the Earth with Andrew Steer

    101. A Fund for the Earth with Andrew Steer

    This week, the Nature Agenda. A forest the size of France has regrown since 2000 and The Biden administration introduced its “America the Beautiful” plan. In it, they plan to conserve 30 percent of the nation’s land and water by 2030, calling it the country’s first-ever national conservation goal. Long overdue, but on the table.
     
    Speaking of nature, later in the episode we discuss the role philanthropy can play in accelerating innovative actions and radical collaboration across movements to meet the impact of the climate crisis with the requisite attention. ‘A Fund for the Earth’ as it were.
     
    We invite Dr. Andrew Steer, formerly President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, and as of April 2021, the CEO and President of the Bezos Earth Fund, to talk us through the opportunities and challenges ahead for philanthropy as we begin to make the systemic transition to a green economy.  We ask how he will be looking to spend his whopping $10 Billion (with a B) budget to secure the SDGs by 2030 and create the biggest impact to accelerate various sectors towards their positive tipping points.
     
    And an absolute smash this week in music from Marie Spaemann. Listen in!
     

     
    Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now!
     
    Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise
     
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    Watch the Trailer for Breaking Boundaries
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    Thank you to our guest this week, Andrew Steer!
     
    Andrew Steer
    President & CEO, Bezos Earth Fund
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    Our musical guest this week is Marie Spaemann!
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    Tap in to watch the live performance of ‘Oscar’s Dream’
     

     
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    BONUS: Outrage + Optimism is 100 Episodes Strong! with Christiana, Tom and Paul

    BONUS: Outrage + Optimism is 100 Episodes Strong! with Christiana, Tom and Paul

    Outrage + Optimism is celebrating 100 episodes!
     
    In this episode, we reminisce about our humble beginnings as a podcast and celebrate some memories made along the way. Not only are we celebrating 100 episodes but we also are turning 2 as a podcast! Yes!
     
    So pour yourself a drink, light a candle, and join us for a moment together as we glance back and focus forward.
     
    And! Dreams do come true because Paul Dickinson is our musical guest this week. You won’t want to miss.
     

     
    Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now!
     
    Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise
     

     
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    100. Financing The Race to Zero!

    100. Financing The Race to Zero!

    Welcome to the third episode of our Race To Zero series!
     
    In this episode, we show you the money. Finance is an absolutely crucial factor in accelerating our world towards a Net-Zero future, and with less than 9 years left to halve our global emissions and current investments and markets spiraling towards catastrophic risk, it’s going to take every financial lever we have to shift the global economy to a sustainable, equitable, and just system.
     
    On topics of investment, divestment, engagement, and tropical carbon pricing, you’ll hear from:
     
    Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Prime Minister Johnson’s Finance Adviser for COP26 
     
    Amal-Lee Amin, Director of Climate Change at CDC and Senior Advisor to the UK COP26 Unit 
     
    Thomas Di Napoli, New York State Comptroller 
     
    Carlos Manuel Rodrigues, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility
     
    Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF
     
    And of course our good friend,
    Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26
     
    The race is on! Buckle up and hit play.
     

     
    Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now!
     
    Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise
     

     
    Thank you to our guests this week! 
     
    Mark Carney 
    UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Prime Minister Johnson’s Finance Adviser for COP26 
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    Amal-Lee Amin
    Director of Climate Change at CDC and Senior Advisor to the UK COP26 Unit 
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    CDC
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    Thomas Di Napoli 
    New York State Comptroller
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    Kristalina Georgieva 
    Managing Director, IMF
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    The IMF
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    Carlos Manuel Rodriguez
    CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility
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    The GEF
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    Nigel Topping
    High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26
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    Keep up with Christiana Figueres here:
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    99. Hope Is a Verb with Fred Krupp

    99. Hope Is a Verb with Fred Krupp

    With the Biden U.S. Climate Summit barely in the rearview mirror, our hosts Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac, and Paul Dickinson unpack what this moment means for global leadership, ambition, and the gaps in the road ahead for the climate movement. The new U.S. NDC of 50% GHG reductions by 2030 sets the stage for the rest of the decade, so what is next?
     
    And our interview this week is with Fred Krupp, long-serving President of the Environmental Defence Fund (EDF). We discuss one of the most pressing and, until now, overlooked issues of methane leakage and emissions, and their wildly powerful short-term warming potential. EDF is launching a satellite soon that will track methane emissions around the world to keep us all accountable. Amazing.
     
    We also celebrate the announcement at the Biden summit of the launch of the LEAF Coalition, a project that the EDF is partnering in with both private sector and government participation, and the impact this private and public partnership will have on tackling the stubborn challenge of tropical deforestation on a meaningful scale.
     
    And be sure to hang around for a live performance from ViVii of their song ‘One Day’!
     

     
    Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now!
     
    Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise
     
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    Thank you to our guest this week, Fred Krupp!
     
    Fred Krupp
    President of Environmental Defense Fund
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    Our musical guest this week is ViVii!
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    Their album “Mondays” is dropping May 21st!
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    Tap in to watch the live performance of ‘One Day’
     

     
    Keep up with Christiana Figueres here:
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    98. 100% Outrage and 100% Optimism with John Kerry

    98. 100% Outrage and 100% Optimism with John Kerry

    Happy 51st Earth Day, everyone!
     
    Today marks the first U.S. Earth Day Summit convened by President Joe Biden with the aim to strengthen climate ambition among invited world leaders ahead of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow in November.
     
    And while the global community anticipates the details of the U.S’s own NDC announcement expected shortly before or at the summit itself, we speak to John Kerry in his role as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, about his recent deployment overseas to meet delegates and colleagues ahead of the summit to discuss climate ambition and the urgent need for even more ambitious targets to be pledged in this most decisive decade.
     
    And just before the interview, we bring the latest in climate news this week. We discuss the latest IEA report citing carbon dioxide emissions are forecast to jump this year by the second biggest annual rise in history, the UK’s Prime minister, Boris Johnson, pledging to reduce emissions 78 percent by 2035 compared to 1990 levels, and the U.S. Treasury appointing a climate counsellor, John Morton, to coordinate the efforts of a new climate hub focused on leveraging finance to confront the threat of climate change. Plus, we discuss the ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
     
    It’s a busy Earth Day! Join in with us and listen!
     
    And be sure to hang around after the interview for a musical treat from rock n’ soul legend-in-the-making, Aaron Frazer!
     

     
    Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now!
     
    Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise
     
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    Thank you to our guest this week, John Kerry!
     
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    Our musical guest this week is Aaron Frazer!
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    Check out Aaron Frazer + Sierra Club - SolNation
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    97. Jojo Mehta on Ecocide and Ending Impunity

    97. Jojo Mehta on Ecocide and Ending Impunity

    With France banning short haul flights, John Kerry on his way to China and South Korea to talk climate just days ahead of The US Climate Summit, and The American Legislative Exchange Council (not so) secretly planning to fight Biden on climate, this episode is jam packed with things to discuss!
     
    And speaking of things to discuss, have you heard of the word “Ecocide”? It’s a term describing something we all understand and know is wrong - the mass damage and destruction of ecosystems. But, yet it is still somehow legally permitted around the world.
     
    This week, we explore the tireless work of Jojo Mehta and the Stop Ecocide Foundation who are pursuing their goal to have Ecocide added to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a fifth crime alongside Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Crimes of Aggression.
     
    How would this fifth crime change corporate behavior? We can only assume it would act as a deterrent to environmental destruction, but could it also act as an accelerator of the goals of the Paris Agreement?
     
    Stick around after the interview for a mesmerizing tune from Eliza Shaddad!
     

     
    Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now!
     
    Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise
     
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    Thank you to our guest this week, Jojo Mehta!
     
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    Co-Founder & Executive Director, Stop Ecocide International
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    Our musical guest this week is Eliza Shaddad!
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    Keep up with Christiana Figueres here:
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
311 Ratings

311 Ratings

Jonbsan ,

Helpful, informative

This podcast is so helpful. I’ve learned so much and I’m meeting so many heroes doing the good work. I am an artist in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, recovering from the last four disastrous years for our democracy and for the environment. I would love to know how artists can help with the movement, how we can do artwork or donate our artwork to help with the good fight. Keep up the great work! JonBradham.com

jfuentes017 ,

Thursdays are now climate day at home

You guys are amazing, love the show so much. Besides the content expertise you obviously bring, I want to thank you for making the effort to make this upbeat and fun. Love the banter, the occasional not-so-perfect singing, the occasional monkey surprise appearance...keep it up guys, thanks to you Thursday are now Climate Day at our home.

lifeidesigned ,

Best way to stretch our minds

My husband and I ate Climate reality leaders under the Climate Reality Project and find your podcasts essential in expanding the creative corners of our minds. We grab topics to explore deeper and use for discussion in our communities. Thanks for being here when we grab an hour to chill and learn.

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