155 episodes

The Sustainability Agenda is a weekly podcast exploring today’s biggest sustainability questions. Leading sustainability thinkers offer their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working --and what needs to change -- and think about the future of sustainability.

The Sustainability Agenda Fergal Byrne

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 28 Ratings

The Sustainability Agenda is a weekly podcast exploring today’s biggest sustainability questions. Leading sustainability thinkers offer their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working --and what needs to change -- and think about the future of sustainability.

    Episode 155: Art curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses the role of art in climate communications and activism

    Episode 155: Art curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses the role of art in climate communications and activism

    A wide-ranging discussion with art critic and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist on ecology and contemporary art--focussing on his work at the Serpentine Gallery in London--and the potential for climate and environmental art today.

    • 57 min
    Episode 154: Interview with Professor Helen Thompson on her new book Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st century.

    Episode 154: Interview with Professor Helen Thompson on her new book Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st century.

    Fascinating interview exploring the interwoven geopolitical, economic, and political history of Western democratic societies revealing the way in which the battles for energy and for resources has ultimately led to many recent crises

    • 58 min
    Episode 153: Lord Adair Turner on the role of Carbon Dioxide Removals (CDR) in meeting global climate objectives

    Episode 153: Lord Adair Turner on the role of Carbon Dioxide Removals (CDR) in meeting global climate objectives

    Lord Adair Turner discussed the work of the Energy Transitions Commission --and the Commission’s recent report on the role of Carbon Dioxide Removals (CDR) in meeting global climate objectives.

    • 58 min
    Episode 152: Interview with Timothée Parrique: why we need to degrow the economy. Now.

    Episode 152: Interview with Timothée Parrique: why we need to degrow the economy. Now.

    Timothee Parrique discusses the latest research on degrowth economics, how the IPCC is embracing the idea of degrowth, and why green growth is not the answer.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 151: Professor Robert Eccles discusses ESG trends, and the importance of sustainability ratings

    Episode 151: Professor Robert Eccles discusses ESG trends, and the importance of sustainability ratings

    A fascinating discussion with Professor Robert Eccles, one of the world’s leading authorities on ESG, on the role of ESG factors in investment, the development of new sustainability standards, and investors’ changing attitudes to sustainability.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 150: Sunrise co-founder William Lawrence shares some lessons and insights from the growth and development of the Sunrise movement

    Episode 150: Sunrise co-founder William Lawrence shares some lessons and insights from the growth and development of the Sunrise movement

    A deep dive with Sunrise co-founder William Lawrence on the key lessons and insights from the growth and development of the Sunrise movement.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

maddie@podcastingyou ,

Impactful podcast!

This podcast addresses sustainability in an accessible and insightful way. Fergal is a knowledgeable host and each of his conversations with guests is very inspiring.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Fergal, host of the Sustainability Agenda podcast, highlights all aspects of sustainability and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

JoshCrist ,

The podcast we need! 🙏

These conversations are inspiring and energizing! Fergal does an incredible job of bringing on guests that are both knowledgeable about the critical sustainability challenges our world faces, and who are also aware of how to bring the conversation down to a tactical level. Highly recommend subscribing to The Sustainability Agenda and making this podcast one of your regular go-tos if you want to learn the big (and small!) steps we can all take to help inch the world towards a more sustainable future. Thank you Fergal!

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