In this interview with climate and wine scientist, Professor Kimberly Nicholas, we discuss the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to scale up mitigation and adaptation in the wine industry and beyond to… Read More »EP. 06: Prof. Kimberly Nicholas, “Working with Nature” – Sustainability In Alentejo Series
With the climate continuing to change and severe weather events becoming more frequent and more severe, there needs to be increased focus on addressing the root cause of these changes – emissions of greenhouse gases.… Read More »Addressing 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment
In this ClimateGenn episode, we are discussing the risk of maladaptation that can seriously undermine our efforts to tackle the climate challenges we know are coming towards us. Dr Lisa Schipper is an Environmental Social Science… Read More »Maladaptation | Dr Lisa Schipper | The Perils of Bad Climate Adaptation
In this Alentejo Wines episode, I am speaking to Iain Richardson, from the wine estate, Mouchão. Mouchão is a great example of an integrated estate in Alentejo where different flora and fauna are interwoven to… Read More »Ep 3: Herdade de Mouchão, Biodiversity, Terroir, A Scorching Climate & Struggle for Sustainability
SPEAKERS Nick Breeze, Dr Greg V Jones Nick Breeze In the second episode of the Alentejo climate and sustainability series, I’m speaking with winemaker and climate scientist Dr. Greg Jones, who has co authored… Read More »Ep 2 – Dr Gregory V Jones – Wines And Climate Science
In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking with Eden Project founder, Sir Tim Smit about the stories that need to be told to create the future we want o to have. Sir Tim sees the… Read More »Sir Tim Smit | Eden Projects for the future (come the revolution!)
In this episode of ClimateGenn I am speaking with Dr Minnie Go about her recent book ‘Rethinking Community Resilience’ looking in detail at how the city of New Orleans emerged from the destruction of Hurricane… Read More »Minnie Go | Rethinking Community Resilience
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Dr Paul Behrens has just published his book, ‘Best of Times, Worst of Times’ looking at different outcomes based on the choices humanity makes today. The sobering aspect is that even if we make the… Read More »Near term threats & societal risk as the Earth changes state | Dr Paul Behrens
How do we remove 30bn tonnes of CO2+CH4 per year? In this conversation, Honolulu’s Climate Commission Chair, Professor Chip Fletcher speaks to Professor Sir David King about the growing emissions gap, the double accounting of… Read More »Policy Gaps & Climate Repair | Sir David King & Professor Chip Fletcher
This COP26 in Glasgow is the story of split perspectives, a greenwashing COP hell-bent on establishing a narrative of just-in-time, saviour pledges that we all sit back and hope come to pass, and another one… Read More »Hope, Anger & Finding A Better Future | Prof. Jason Box talks to Prof. Rupert Read
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking to professor Rupert Read on the eve of his trial that has since taken place resulting in a guilty verdict and a very modest fine handed… Read More »Professor Rupert Read | Denial On Trial and What To Do When The COP fails.
Weather extremes can cause economic ripples along our supply chains. If they occur at roughly the same time the ripples start interacting and can amplify even if they occur at completely different places around the… Read More »The Ripple Factor: Economic losses from weather extremes can amplify each other across the world
Dr Saleemul Huq is a highly respected climate scientist from Bangladesh who has worked for decades to progress the safety of the most vulnerable people up the climate policymaking agenda. Traditionally the most vulnerable people… Read More »Dr Saleemul Huq | “We have crossed a climate threshold” | ADAPT NOW!
“…a crisis that should not happen!” Menghestab Haile, Regional Director, World Food Programme In this special episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Regional Director for the World Food Programme in Southern… Read More »Climate Famine In Southern Madagascar
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Alice Hill who was Special Assistant to President Obama at the White House and Senior Director for Resilience Policy at the National Security Council,… Read More »Alice Hill | Adaptation Critical To Our Global Climate Preparedness Strategy