168 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

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    • 4.6 • 29 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 168: Veteran activist Stephen Corry, former CEO of Survival International, provides a coruscating analysis of the outcome of COP15

    Episode 168: Veteran activist Stephen Corry, former CEO of Survival International, provides a coruscating analysis of the outcome of COP15

    In this hard-hitting, no-holds barred interview, Stephen Corry, who has been working as
    indigenous rights activist for some 50 years, provides a coruscating analysis of the outcome of COP15.

    • 53 min
    Episode 167: Interview with Professor Daniela Gabor on funding the transition to a low carbon economy, first aired June 2021

    Episode 167: Interview with Professor Daniela Gabor on funding the transition to a low carbon economy, first aired June 2021

    In this fascinating interview, first aired in June 2021, Daniela discusses the eye-opening sums of money needed to achieve a transition to a low carbon economy --how this can be funded, the role of state in dealing with current environmental challenges, the importance of green investment taxonomies, the dangers of greenwashing, and much, much more.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 166. Pascoe Sabido from Corporate Europe Observatory reflects on the outcome of COP27

    Episode 166. Pascoe Sabido from Corporate Europe Observatory reflects on the outcome of COP27

    Pascoe Sabido from Corporate Europe Observatory reflects on the outcome of COP27 -- and discusse the way in which fossil fuel lobbyists operate at the COPs and within the EU to stall and block policies to deal with climate change.

    • 45 min
    Episode 165 Interview with pioneering American political activist, urban theorist and Marxist environmentalist Mike Davis, first aired in January 2022

    Episode 165 Interview with pioneering American political activist, urban theorist and Marxist environmentalist Mike Davis, first aired in January 2022

    A wide-ranging and hard-hitting interview with pioneering American writer, activist, and Marxist environmentalist Mike Davis, recorded in January 2022, about the existential environmental and nuclear dangers we are facing --and the prevailing ideology that finance capitalism can save the world.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 164 Harjeet Singh, head of Global Political Strategy at Climate Action Network International on his expectations for COP27

    Episode 164 Harjeet Singh, head of Global Political Strategy at Climate Action Network International on his expectations for COP27

    In this timely interview on the eve of COP27, Harjeet Singh shares his expectations for this COP and explains why 'Loss and Damage' compensation is the centrepiece of COP27 -and what he believes needs to happen over the next five days.

    • 45 min
    Episode 163: Interview with David Loy, professor, writer, and Zen teacher of Japanese Zen Buddhism

    Episode 163: Interview with David Loy, professor, writer, and Zen teacher of Japanese Zen Buddhism

    David Loy presents the key ideas in his latest book EcoDharma—which provides a Buddhist response to our ecological predicament - to deal with today’s environmental and other crises. A profound important discussion.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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!

Devotheclown ,

Good content with annoying sound issue

I enjoy the content of this podcast but hearing heavy breathing is too distracting and just annoying.

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