15 episodes

Changing the world, one policy at a time... In each episode, listen to two changemakers – young visionaries and planetary elders – discussing their work towards a sustainable present and our common future. These intergenerational dialogues involve inspiring stories, lived experiences and personal conversations about what it means to be trailblazers, changemakers & more. A podcast by the World Future Council

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Changing the world, one policy at a time... In each episode, listen to two changemakers – young visionaries and planetary elders – discussing their work towards a sustainable present and our common future. These intergenerational dialogues involve inspiring stories, lived experiences and personal conversations about what it means to be trailblazers, changemakers & more. A podcast by the World Future Council

    Water, Hope and Governments - Dr. h.c. Maude Barlow in conersation with Jeffrey Opoku

    Water, Hope and Governments - Dr. h.c. Maude Barlow in conersation with Jeffrey Opoku

    Nowadays we are facing water crisis: millions of people lack access to fresh water, yet we continue to extract rivers and lakes and pump out groundwater excessively. Is it a matter of individual actions? Or of government action? What are the solutions to water crisis and how can young people help? In the new episode of our podcast “The Good Council” we are discussing these and other questions with the Councillor of the World Future Council and author of the book „Blue Future – How to Protect Water for People and the Planet Forever“ Dr h.c. Maude Barlow.

    • 43 min
    Turning desert into fertile soils - Patricia Kombo in conversation with Helmy Abouleish

    Turning desert into fertile soils - Patricia Kombo in conversation with Helmy Abouleish

    A pioneer in organic and biodynamic farming, an oasis in the middle of a hostile environment, and a changemaker for so many farmers not only in Egypt but around the globe: Our Councillor Helmy Abouleish. We want to learn more about how he turns deserts into fertile soils and why his father is still his greatest role model. He gives us interesting insights into the sustainable community in Egypt, Sekem, and what the economy of love actually means. 

    • 42 min
    Healthy Soil, Food and Ecosystems – Thais Corral in conversation with Malina Dumke

    Healthy Soil, Food and Ecosystems – Thais Corral in conversation with Malina Dumke

    We often forget the immense importance of healthy soil, clean water, and rich biodiversity and how the different elements are interconnected. We have lost the awareness that our lives are intimately connected to the miracle of nature. In the first episode of the second season, Thais Corral tells us why she cares so much about healthy ecosystems, the role of women and young people in environmental protection, and why she founded a place that brings together the different facets of sustainable living - Sinal do Vale.

    • 40 min
    Future in the City? — A bonus episode with Prof. Herbert Girardet

    Future in the City? — A bonus episode with Prof. Herbert Girardet

    With around 4 billion people living in cities, more people live in urban than in rural areas. But did you know that cities are some of the most unsustainable parts of the planet, which require and exploit resources from areas far larger than themselves? Rethinking how we build and structure the cities we live in is urgently required. Co-founder of the World Future Council and expert on regenerative cities, Herbert Girardet, explains the way forward.

    • 16 min
    Together, we make change happen – Dr Auma Obama in conversation with Raina Ivanova

    Together, we make change happen – Dr Auma Obama in conversation with Raina Ivanova

    Human, woman, African, Kenyan, sister of Barack Obama, and a bridge between cultures. Dr Auma Obama is one of the leading advocates for children's and girls' rights of our time. She brings generations together, initiates dialogues and enables platforms to give young people a voice. In conversation with our Youth:Present representative Raina Ivanova, she tells us how she started off her life in Germany fighting the fight for her convictions and how she has kept up that fight till today.

    • 40 min
    Stronger UNited for tomorrow—Maria Fernanda Espinosa in conversation with Annika Weis

    Stronger UNited for tomorrow—Maria Fernanda Espinosa in conversation with Annika Weis

    A trailblazer for women across the world, Maria Fernanda Espinosa held positions in government in Ecuador and at the higher echelons of global diplomacy for sustainable and peaceful development, women’s rights and gender equality, and universal health coverage. She’s an example of someone with determination and strength who never lost her personal convictions and empathy for others. In this episode, we’re looking back at where she came from, where she’s been, and where she’s going…

    • 1 hr 2 min

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