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Climate change - what's hot and what's not. Find out what is happening in community campaigns around the country, as well as the latest science and the solutions that are available now.

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Climate change - what's hot and what's not. Find out what is happening in community campaigns around the country, as well as the latest science and the solutions that are available now.

    BANGLADESH - DR SALEEMUL HUQ

    BANGLADESH - DR SALEEMUL HUQ

    Climate Action Radio Show

    February 7th 2022

    Produced by Vivien Langford

    BANGLADESH - DR SALEEMUL HUQ 

     

    GUESTS:

    Professor Saleemul Huq - Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development Professor at the Independent University of Bangladesh.

     

    Professor Chris Field - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

     

    Disha Shetty - Indian Journalist with a focus on health in the changing climate

     

    Mark Hertsgaard -  Executive Director of Covering Climate Now

    https://coveringclimatenow.org/about/

    • 59 min
    Blockade IMARC & Sweltering Cities

    Blockade IMARC & Sweltering Cities

    Produced & presented by Carly Dober

    Guests:


    Emma Bacon - Executive Director of Sweltering Cities

    Emma Bacon is the Executive Director of Sweltering Cities. Emma is an activist and campaigner passionate about sustainable and joyous cities for a world changed by a heating climate.

    Find out more:

    https://swelteringcities.org/(link is external)

    Song

    Lord Huron - Mine Forever

    Nato- Blockade IMARC Activist 

    Nato is an activist and campaigner against extractivism and mining who shares with us how to get involved with this year's Blockade IMARC January 31 in Melbourne, Australia.

    Find out more:

    https://blockadeimarc.com/(link is external)

    Song

    Le Youth- Acquiver

    Climate updates from Climate for Change

    https://www.climateforchange.org.au/

    Divest

    https://www.marketforces.org.au/

    • 59 min
    WHERE ONCE THERE WAS WATER - YAAMA NGUNNA BAAKA

    WHERE ONCE THERE WAS WATER - YAAMA NGUNNA BAAKA

    TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL : Now online. You can buy a ticket and then you have 72 hours to view the film

    Virtual 2021 – Transitions Film Festival(link is external)

    REQUIEM was an art event at the Paddington Reservoir. It was curated by Janet Laurence during the Sydney Festival. 

    Requiem - Sydney Festival

    GUESTS

    1. Brittany App - Her film -"Where once there was water" looks at regenerative farming, building soil and the efforts of First Nations people in California to protect their rivers. One group's duty is to speak for the salmon and their quest takes them to New Zealand where they perform ceremonies with Maori water protectors.

    Where There Once Was Water | Where There Once Was Water & Oil & Water | Transitions Film Festival (eventive.org)(link is external)

    Her film is "A story about water. A song for the sacred in all of us. A documentary centered on solutions. Where There Once Was Water takes a look at the driest of places – California and the Southwest USA – and the deepest of spaces – our inner worlds. It presents an invitation to change our perspective and heal our relationship with water … one watershed, one meal, one raindrop, at a time."

     

    2. Bruce Shillingsworth - Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Tour organiser , teacher and artist

    In 2019 Bruce took a convoy of city people to sit with the elders and meet the people of the Darling/baaka river. He invites us to develop a kinship with mother nature.

    Climate change seems to have made many people  more receptive to indigenous knowledge or is this a mirage?

    Climate action  means more than stopping coal and gas. It's about restoring water to the flood plains, rehydrating the soil and the plants which provide shelter.

    Much easier than reversing climate change would be preventing the water theft and mismanagement ;the speculation in water and hoarding  in privatre dams. This is a haunting talk inside an old water reservoir. Bruce told us not to worry about politicians. We must first get together and connect with the river and the land.We can all take action. His next Corroboree Tour will happen next year and he expects thousands.

    Bruce Shillingsworth - 2019 Corroboree Project - Yaama Ngunna Barka (Welcome to our River) - YouTube(link is external)

    (125) When the River Runs Dry - Australian Doco - 2019 - YouTube(link is external)

    “First Nations People Are Bearing the Brunt”: An Interview With Water Activist Bruce Shillingsworth (sydneycriminallawyers.com.au)(link is external)

    • 1 hr
    TALKING TRILLIONS - Climate Finance at COP26

    TALKING TRILLIONS - Climate Finance at COP26

    Climate Action Show December 13th 2021

    Produced by Vivien Langford

    TALKING TRILLIONS - CLIMATE FINANCE AT COP26

    GUESTS

    FIONA REYNOLDS - CEO UNPRI- Principles of Reesponsible investment PRI podcasts | News & events | PRI (unpri.org)

    MELISSA KOWARA - EXTINCTION REBELLION -  INDONESIA

    NANCY TEMBO - MINISTER OF FORESTS AND RESOURCES IN THE GOVERMENT OF MALAWI

    NOAM CHOMSKY -  The Consequences of Capitalism with Noam Chomsky - YouTube

    Banksliding and CalPERSiflage - by Bill McKibben (substack.com) This article upholds divestment strategies as one of the best ways to stop the obfuscation and backsliding he now sees in the finance sector who signed up to the Global Financial Alliance for NET zero.

    RISHI SUNAK - CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER U.K. Cop26: Sunak pledges to 'rewire' global finance system for net zero - YouTube

    When the Tobacco lobbyists were excluded from health conferences there was a shift. How fast can we do the same for the fossils?

    Glasgow inundated by a flood of fossil fuel lobbyists - Climate & Capital Media (climateandcapitalmedia.com)

    Can we think our way forward to invest in India's transition instead of exporting more coal to them?

    Glasgow and the triple transition - Climate & Capital Media (climateandcapitalmedia.com)

     

    • 1 hr
    CLIMATE JUSTICE FOR FIRST NATIONS

    CLIMATE JUSTICE FOR FIRST NATIONS

    CLIMATE ACTION SHOW DECEMBER 6TH 2021

    Produced by Vivien Langford

    CLIMATE JUSTICE FOR FIRST NATIONS

     

    The fall out from COP 26 means renewed determination to have a seat at the table and accountability to the people most affected. Meanwhile, despite 100 days of ceremony by the Wangan and Jagalingou people in the Galilee basin and going through all the formal channels, we are distressed that the Bravus- Carmichael mine continues to destroy.

    Elder Adrian Burruguba said  that  the area destroyed in December was " an ancient stone tool-making area that our people utilised for thousands of years,"

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-07/bravus-carmichael-mine-cultural-heritage-concerns-dismissed/100679496

    You can reach out to these water and land protectors if you see that they are the front line against the opening up of a massive coal basin, flying in the face of global necessity to stop emissions from coal oil and gas.  Watch the video first:

    https://wanganjagalingou.com.au/donate/

    US bank BNY Mellon cuts ties with Adani’s Carmichael coalmine | Adani Group | The Guardian

    Showing the way forward we interview Karrina Nolan about the launch of the First Nations Clean Energy Network.  As one of their members, Tony Mc Avoy, a distinguished Native Title Silk says

    "Not only is  Australia failing to pull its weight internationally, but it's failing to ensure that the renewables boom is regulated in a manner that protects First Nations Rights and incentivises First Nations participation."

    We start with the resounding words of Barkindji Man Bruce Shillingsworth and the beautiful sounds of Samoan dancing. Then we hear about the Loss and damage negotiations in Glasgow with Siobhan Mc Donnel  and the youth voice at Cop 26 from Global Voices. You might also like to support the Pacific Calling Partnership.  https://www.erc.org.au/pcp

     

    None of these people is giving up and neither should we. The centrepiece of this podcast is the Clean Energy way forward explained by Karrina Nolan. Let's not let the next boom create as much injustice and environmental damage as the last one. There are so many First Nations people around the world holding the line for all of us. No time for despair.

     

     

    GUESTS:

    Nadina Dixon - Welcome to Gadigal country on global day of Climate Action

    Bruce Shillingsworth - Artist and leader of the Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree project

    Erima Dahl - MUA moderator -  Workers for Climate Action

    Climate Warrior Mary Jane from Samoa

    Karrina Nolan - CEO of  First Nations Clean Energy Network

    Amelia  Goonerage, Emily Tammes & Bethany Shegog from Global Voices

    Siobhan Mc Donnel - Lead negotiator on Loss and Damage for Fiji at COP26

    Mia Mottley - PM of Barbados

    "The site was an ancient stone tool-making area that our people utilised for thousands of years," elder Adrian Burragubba said.

    • 1 hr
    COP26 - RESTORED FORESTS BY 2030!

    COP26 - RESTORED FORESTS BY 2030!

    CLIMATE ACTION RADIO SHOW

    NOVEMBER 29TH 2021

     

    COP26 - RESTORED FORESTS BY 2030!

    Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use - UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the SEC – Glasgow 2021 (ukcop26.org) Australia did support this.

    COP26 : GLOBAL FOREST FINANCE PLEDGE. 

    The Global Forest Finance Pledge - UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the SEC – Glasgow 2021 (ukcop26.org) Australia didn't support this.

    Produced by Vivien Langford

     

    GUESTS

    Peg Putt -  Former leader of the Tasmanian Greens.

    Coordinator of the U.N.forest, climate and biomass working group of the Environmental Paper Network. 

     

    Elizabeth Wathuti -  Founder of the Green Generation Movement in Kenya. Following in the steps of Wangari Mathai and one of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans 

    About Us – Green Generation Initiative

    In Kenya, the United Nations warns some 2.4 million people are struggling to find food after a searing drought killed off livestock and led to widespread crop failures. Parts of northern Kenya have received less than 30% of normal rainfall levels.(Democracy Now Nov 19th)

     

    Mia Mottley - Prime Minister of Barbados and head of their Labour Party Mia Mottley Full Speech At COP26 Glasgow 2021 - YouTube

     

    Vanessa Nakate -  Ugandan climate activist. Uganda's Vanessa Nakate says COP26 sidelines nations most affected by climate change | News | WLIW FM 88.3

     

    Dr Charlie Gardner - Durrell Institute of Conservation Ecology :Scientists Rebellion COP26 Glasgow: Scientist Rebellion stage another protest | Glasgow Times

     

    BONUS in the podcast. An extra half hour from COP 26

    At time spot 1:21:30 from Deomcracy Now!

    How Wealth Inequality Fuels the Climate Emergency: George Monbiot & Scientist Kevin Anderson on COP26 | Democracy Now!

    George Monbiot -  Top Journalist - Cop26 has to be about keeping fossil fuels in the ground. All else is distraction | George Monbiot | The Guardian

     

    Professor Kevin Anderson : Professor of Energy and Climate Change,  School of Engineering at the University of Manchester (UK) and  Centre for Sustainability and the Environment (CEMUS) at Uppsala University (Sweden).Wrapping up COP26 with Professor Kevin Anderson - YouTube

    At time spot 1:00:10 

    Minga Indigena Home — Minga Indígena (mingaindigena.org) At a side session in Glasgow  you will hear the voices of five speakers from Peru. Argentina, Amazonas and Brazil.  In their own languages as well as in Spanish their experience is translated. We hear what they are up against as they protect biodiverse places for all. Their motto is "The traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples at the service of all humanity."

    AT time spot 1:19:20

    Dr Virginia Marshall - ANU A solicitor with special expertise in Aboriginal water rights. Virginia Marshall on COP26 - RegNet - ANU

    Gavan Mc Fadzean -   Australian Conservation Foundation.  Climate Change and Clean Energy Program What is the Glasgow Climate Pact? - Australian Conservation Foundation (acf.org.au)

    • 1 hr 35 min

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