Coastal communities and those impacted by flooding are on the front line of climate change, already experiencing more frequent and severe events.
Join Niki and her co-host Caroline Douglass, the Environment Agency's Exec Director for Flood and Coastal Risk Management as they explore how the Environment Agency are helping communities prepare to adapt and be resilient to the impacts of climate change and more frequent and severe flooding events.
Our guest interview is the Special Envoy for Climate Change in the Maldives, Her Excellency Sabra Nordeen who describes the experience of attending COP26 as a representative from a Small Island State and how the effects of climate change are already being felt in the Maldives.
An audio transcription of this episode is available & this episode provides 0.5 hours of CPD.
Flere episoder fra "Planet Possible"
48:19Welcome to a brand new season of Planet Possible! We’re back with a season packed with insightful guests and were pleased to introduce our new season sponsor - Skewb - whose support enables us to bring the pod to you.In this first episode join Niki and her co-host Sara King from Rewilding Britain as they discuss all things rewilding, including what Rewilding really means. In our main interview hear the thoughts of Tony Juniper CBE, Chair of Natural England, on the need for nature recovery, how we‘re doing so far and what Tony would like to make possible with the Planet Possible magic wand.A transcription of this episode is available on PlanetPossible.eco
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An insiders view of COP27 & COP15
19:44What's it really like to be an observer at a COP?As COP15, the UN Biodiversity Conference, heads towards it's conclusion, join Niki and her guest and Arctic Angel, Margherita Barbieri as they step behind the scenes to explore what was discussed at COP27 and what Margherita hopes to hear as outcomes from COP15 in Montreal.Find out more about the work of Global Choices and Arctic Angels here... https://www.globalchoices.org/arctic-angels
The War On Nature
19:54The short-lived Truss government's push for growth at all costs sent shockwaves through the environmental sector as green policies were abandoned, reversed or shelved... potentially leaving UK nature in crisis. In this special episode of Planet Possible, host Niki Roach is joined by two sector heavyweights and key players in the coalition of environmental organisations that spoke up in opposition to the so-called 'War On Nature' and mobilised - Beccy Speight, CEO of the RSPB and Craig Bennett, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts. CIWEM's Director Of Policy Al Chisholm is also on hand providing industry context to set up the key theme of the discussion - what happens next?
35:23Join Niki and her co-host Angela MacOscar, Head of Innovation at Northumbrian Water as they explore the innovation landscape in the water sector. Paul O'Callaghan, Founder and CEO of Bluetech Research gives a global perspective on latest trends, what we can learn from pre-Incan civilisations and how the water sector is the 'Neville Longbottom' of innovation! Planet Possible is a Bwlb production & is sponsored by Binnies.com An audio transcript of this episode is available.
5. Barriers to climate adaptation
43:16Join Niki and her co-host, Md Shamsuddoha, the CEO of the Centre for Participatory Research & Development in Bangladesh as they explore the barriers to communities adapting to climate change & the secondary and tertiary impacts of climate change. In this episode we hear from Tim Wainwright, CEO of WaterAid as he reflects on why the world is still not making access to water and sanitation a priority - and crucially what needs to happen to support communities to be able to adapt.Each episode of Planet Possible is audio transcribed and contributes 45 minutes towards Continuing Professional Development.
35:55Join Niki and her co-host Mark Challoner as they explore the world of Forever Chemicals. If you've heard of PFAS and want to know more - or want to get an overview of this critically important topic, this episode is for you.All of our episodes in Season 3 are audio transcribed & contribute to your CPD points.Huge thanks to our Season Sponsors Binnies for enabling us to bring Planet Possible to you.