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An unprecedented legal battle for our planet's future is about to take place. This November, one of the largest people-powered movements in modern history will assemble to fight climate change in a new and powerful way: by bringing it into the courtroom. Standing in the dock will be the Norwegian government, which recently sanctioned new areas for oil exploration in the Arctic. Unburnable will tell the story of this momentous legal challenge, and the global fight to protect our most fundamental human rights.

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An unprecedented legal battle for our planet's future is about to take place. This November, one of the largest people-powered movements in modern history will assemble to fight climate change in a new and powerful way: by bringing it into the courtroom. Standing in the dock will be the Norwegian government, which recently sanctioned new areas for oil exploration in the Arctic. Unburnable will tell the story of this momentous legal challenge, and the global fight to protect our most fundamental human rights.

    Judgement Day

    Judgement Day

    The team assembles in Oslo to receive one of the most important messages of their careers. It’s six weeks since Greenpeace and Nature and Youth took on the Norwegian government and argued before the judge that Arctic oil is unburnable carbon - now the court has made its decision. The day of the ruling has finally arrived, and we’re on hand to follow the events as they unfold.

     
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    • 12 min
    06 | All Rise

    06 | All Rise

    As the first snow begins to fall, the lawyers walk up the steps of the courthouse and into the biggest legal battle of their careers.


    In the final episode of the series, we travel to Oslo to capture first-hand the tension and excitement of this historic trial as it unfolds within the courtroom. With the future of the Arctic and our planet’s climate at stake, the time for preparation is over. It’s game on.

     
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    • 54 min
    Teaser | Court in Session

    Teaser | Court in Session

    The historic trial is underway. Our team is in Oslo capturing this pivotal case as it unfolds in the courtroom. Listen to the final episode of Unburnable from Thursday 30th November

     
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    05 | The Gift

    05 | The Gift

    How do you beat a government in court? With November’s court date approaching fast, we meet the legal team behind this unprecedented case. From former Supreme Court attorneys, to renowned international human rights lawyers, we hear how this unique case has brought together some of the best legal minds in both Norway and the world.


    When the doors of the Oslo District Court close on November 14th, a momentous legal battle will unfold on the floor of courtroom. With the future of the Arctic and the planet’s climate at stake, we journey into the minds of the lawyers themselves and explore the key arguments on which this historic case will be won and lost.


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    • 39 min
    04 | The Path Less Travelled

    04 | The Path Less Travelled

    What makes an activist? What drives someone to devote their life to protecting the planet? We hear from individuals who have chosen to break the mould and take the path less travelled - from Sini Saarela and the Arctic 30, to captain of the open seas Mike Fincken, this episode explores the power and pressure of activism.


    Meanwhile, in the waters above the Arctic circle, Statoil is pressing ahead with plans to commence drilling despite the legal dispute. Our story brings us aboard the Greenpeace ship, and joins the team who have decided to confront the oil rig face-to-face…


    Find out what you can do to support the fight against Arctic Oil by visiting savethearctic.org/unburnable

     
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    • 36 min
    03 | The Gathering

    03 | The Gathering

    Can a people-powered movement really win a global fight? In this episode, the unprecedented wave of climate justice cases from around the world come together in a single location - the beautiful Lofoten Islands of Norway. From the American youth activists who are suing Trump, to the Swiss Senior Women who have come out of retirement to hold their own government to account, a camp unlike any other brings this global movement together.


    In an age of planetary challenges which transcend national borders, has the time come to move into the era of global citizenship? We explore this pressing idea, and discover how technology and social media may not just be making the world smaller - this communication revolution may also be changing the nature of power itself.


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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

kkp McDoogle ,

THIS.... is a great podcast

A must listen for anyone wondering about the road to a better future. Spoiler alert, lots of unnecessary roadblocks make it hard, but it is possible.

Em_305 ,

Must Listen

Amazingly well presented dialogue surrounding a Norwegian environmental case that has implications for millions of people across the globe for many, many years into the future. Hear the battle of short-term profit gain vs long-term environmental impact. An absolute must-listen.

KristenPark ,

Exciting!

This is a great podcast. Informative and entertaining at the same time.

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