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Tyndall Talks is the Tyndall Centre's series of podcasts where we untangle the questions and discussions on climate science and climate policy.

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Tyndall Talks is the Tyndall Centre's series of podcasts where we untangle the questions and discussions on climate science and climate policy.

    Drought and water security resilience: What does it mean?

    Drought and water security resilience: What does it mean?

    How does resilience look like for drought and water security? How do we put to this to work? How do we define resilience in different parts of the world?  This episode is a conversation among experts about what resilience means and how it looks like when we deal with drought and water security.

    This is part of a recorded seminar led by Tyndall Centre’s Adaptation and Resilience theme.

    • 47 min
    Low Carbon Cities and Live Music

    Low Carbon Cities and Live Music

    In this episode we are going to talk about cities and live music. With the UK’s goal of Net Zero by 2050, we need different sectors to do their share of actions to ensure a low-carbon future. Today, we will focus on two sectors: cities and live music. Cities account for more than 50% of the global population, 80% of global GDP, two-thirds of global energy consumption and more than 70% of annual global carbon emissions. How can cities in the UK follow the trajectory of net zero by 2050?
    Next, we will talk about one of the things we missed during COVID -- live music. Live music is something many of us  enjoy but, like every sector it has to consider how it can significantly reduce its emissions and become ‘net zero’. 
    We have Carly McLachlan, Sarah Mander, and Chris Jones from Tyndall Centre Manchester to talk to us about these two topics.

    • 43 min
    What's happening at COP 26?

    What's happening at COP 26?

    The UK will be leading the 26th meeting of countries this November, six years after the Paris Agreement was signed. Why is this year’s conference important? What do we need for countries to commit to this year? How can we say that the COP is a success? And how do we expect the UK to lead the conference? We have Dr. Annela Anger Kraavi of the Climate Change Policy Group at the University of Cambridge as a guest for this episode.

    • 47 min
    Climate change, Inequality, and Health

    Climate change, Inequality, and Health

    This is the highlights of recorded seminar on the topic of Climate Change, Inequality, and Health which took place online last June 2, 2021 with guests Ronnie Murungu, Batsirai Muruju, and Paul Hunter hosted by Jo Greere and Roger Few.

    This seminar focuses on inequalities of health risk. Climate change threatens to exacerbate health issues across the globe, but the impacts will not be evenly spread either between or within countries. They are likely to be experienced most acutely by those already facing poor environmental health conditions and denied access to adequate health care. At the start of 2020, the climate change community was hopeful that, following the widespread declarations of climate emergencies in 2019, the year would herald new momentum in the fight against climate change. That was not to be, however, as COVID 19 spread globally with devastating impacts. Whilst many in the Global North call for a green recovery from the pandemic, in the Global South, COVID comes on top of the climate crisis. The pandemic clearly demonstrates the need for universal access to affordable and reliable water, sanitation and hygiene services, as well as more equitable access to health services. At the same time the pandemic overlaid on the climate crisis will make it more challenging for this transition to be achieved and highlight the need for greater community and service delivery resilience to extreme weather events and other crises. This seminar will reflect on how the COVID crisis has overlaid the climate crisis and explore how to address issues of health inequality and climate action in the post-COVID recovery.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Climate Change, Inequality, and Energy

    Climate Change, Inequality, and Energy

    This is the highlights of recorded seminar on the topic of Climate Change, Inequality, and Energy which took place online last May 26, 2021 with guest Pierre Telep hosted by Dr. Sarah Mander, Vanessa Mukoro, and Christopher Walsh of Tyndall Manchester.
    This seminar reflects on challenges of providing energy access to all, including issues of inequality, and energy access policies for climate finance, development finance and leveraging private sector finance on access.

    • 36 min
    Climate Change, Inequality, and Conservation

    Climate Change, Inequality, and Conservation

    For this episode of the Tyndall Talks, we have the highlights of a  recorded seminar on the topic of Climate Change, Inequality, and Conservation with guests Dr. Karen Wong-Perez of IIED and Prof. Patrcia Balvanera of UNAM, hosted by Dr. Rachel Carmenta.
    Whilst climate conservation interventions present an opportunity for tackling climate change, conservation and development, they may also pose risks to local communities. Given the increasing interest in nature based solutions in the international policy arena, it is imperative that interventions do not extenuate the vulnerabilities of rural populations and instead enhance the resilience and well-being of the communities they impact. This seminar will address and critically reflect on some of the challenges posed, and harvest lessons learned from past and present experiences in climate conservation interventions. 

    • 33 min

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