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A podcast on climate change hosted by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jørgensen. Inviting some of the world’s leading experts, policy makers and activists to share their thoughts with us. Not only to address the challenges and dilemmas inherent in climate change. But also to talk about its possible solutions.

Planet A - Talks on Climate Change Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities

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    • 4.6 • 19 Ratings

A podcast on climate change hosted by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jørgensen. Inviting some of the world’s leading experts, policy makers and activists to share their thoughts with us. Not only to address the challenges and dilemmas inherent in climate change. But also to talk about its possible solutions.

    The Green Blueprint: EU Commissioner on the Union’s Climate Strategy

    The Green Blueprint: EU Commissioner on the Union’s Climate Strategy

    In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen sits down with EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Wopke Hoekstra, to explore the central role he plays in shaping the European Union’s approach to reducing emissions. Transitioning from a career in the energy sector to a key climate policy leader, Hoekstra offers unique insights into the EU’s climate targets and strategies. 
    They discuss the EU’s own emission targets as well as its role as a global influencer in climate action. Hoekstra emphasizes the importance of a just transition that balances both environmental sustainability and economic growth, addressing concerns about job transitions and public dissent. 
    He stresses that environmental policy must consider the livelihoods and futures of those it impacts, underscoring the necessity of policies that safeguard livelihoods and open doors to new opportunities.
    Tune in for an insightful exploration of the EU’s climate strategies and the work of an EU Commissioner in driving global climate action.

    • 35 min
    A talk with Germany’s Special Climate Envoy

    A talk with Germany’s Special Climate Envoy

    In this episode of Planet A Germany’s Special Climate Envoy, Jennifer Morgan, shares her insights from leading climate negotiations for the German Government.

    A key focus of the discussion is the outcomes and implications of COP28 in Dubai, but the conversation also delves into the significance of Germany’s role in international climate finance and the establishment of the loss and damage fund.

    Looking ahead, they discuss the road to COP29 and COP30, emphasizing the need for strategic financial planning and collaboration to achieve more ambitious national climate plans. 

    • 35 min
    A Small Island Nation’s Climate Challenge

    A Small Island Nation’s Climate Challenge

    In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen engages in a compelling dialogue with Ralph Regenvanu who serves as the Minister responsible for climate change, energy, the environment, weather, geological hazards, and disaster management in Vanuatu. 
    The island state of Vanuatu is one of the most vulnerable countries facing numerous challenges due to its vulnerability to climate change. Throughout the episode, Regenvanu shares insights into how this small island nation is grappling with the severe impacts of global warming. From rising sea levels to increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, Vanuatu's struggle encapsulates the broader crisis faced by small island developing states across the globe. 

    But the episode is not just about the challenges that Vanuatu and other small island developing states face. It's also about the solutions and strategies being implemented to adapt to and mitigate these challenges. 

    • 38 min
    Ajay Banga’s Vision for the World Bank: Combating Both Climate Change and Poverty

    Ajay Banga’s Vision for the World Bank: Combating Both Climate Change and Poverty

    In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen engages in a conversation with the President of the World Bank Group, Ajay Banga. With a career spanning prestigious roles, including President and CEO of Mastercard, Ajay Banga now steers one of the leading institutions in the global fight against climate change and poverty. 
    The episode delves into the multifaceted role of the World Bank, revealing its structure and mechanisms for supporting global development. Ajay Banga explains the World Bank’s approach to providing financial assistance and expertise to the poorest countries for fighting both poverty and climate change. 
    Listen in to learn more about Ajay Banga’s visions for the World Bank. 

    • 41 min
    COP28 - A Historic Turn in Climate Politics?

    COP28 - A Historic Turn in Climate Politics?

    In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen delves into the outcomes of COP28 with Alden Meyer, a seasoned expert in climate politics. With over four decades of experience with climate issues, Meyer provides a deep dive into the historic achievements of the negotiations and the challenges that lie ahead. 
    They reflect on COP28’s historical significance, marking the first global acknowledgment of the need to transition away from fossil fuels and the establishment of the loss and damage fund. Despite these results, Meyer emphasises that there is pressing urgency and considerable work still required to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. 

    • 1 hr
    COP28 – The Eleventh Hour

    COP28 – The Eleventh Hour

    In the latest episode of "Planet A", Dan Jørgensen talks with Tomas Anker Christensen, Denmark's Climate Ambassador, amidst the high-stakes atmosphere of the UN Climate Conference COP28 in Dubai. As negotiations enter the eleventh hour, the mood is tense and uncertain, with crucial decisions, not least regarding the future of fossil fuels, hanging in the balance.
    This episode delves into the complex and often difficult process of international climate negotiations, providing listeners with an insider's view of the current state of COP28.

    • 16 min

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