For our sixth episode we talk about the recent news regarding job market recovery and what this means for the younger generation who around the world have suffered disproportionately higher levels of unemployment and the green skills initiative that the UK government is implementing.
On this episode our panellists discuss the long term effects the pandemic may have in the younger generation ranging from unemployment to adapting to a digital office environment and the challenges this represents and what employers can do to minimize the impact.
We also focus on green skills and the challenges there are to implementing them. One of the issues mentioned is the difficulty in attracting diverse backgrounds to develop green skills so that every job can become greener.
August 25, 2021
Episode 5: Building Resilient Cities
On our fifth episode we discuss resilient cities. In recent news we have seen how vulnerable cities can be to extreme weather events. In Europe many cities have experienced flush floods, in Canada, Japan and southern Europe they had to cope with heat waves, in the west coast of the USA it was droughts and fires while in Greece, Algeria and Lebanon ...
July 28, 2021
Episode 4: Destabilising climate
Extreme weather events, exacerbated by climate change, are being felt worldwide. This in turn is increasing the competition over scarce resources, which can potentially fuel mass migration and conflict. In our fourth episode we ask if climate change is fuelling conflict, or if it’s one of many contributing factors. Joining us is Lieutenant Gene...
June 23, 2021
Episode outline 3: Fighting from within
In our third episode we discuss ‘people power’ and the ability to exact change from within. Mindful of the rebellion inside oil company Exxon, forcing them into faster climate change action, we ask if the financial market is finally considering the value environmental social governance (ESG) has to offer organisations. We discuss the role sustaina...
May 26, 2021
Episode 2: Authoritarian Governments and Climate Change
For our second episode, we consider whether democracy or autocracy can provide the action that the global community needs, to combat climate change. We debate whether authoritarian or democratic governments are more effective at handling crises like the pandemic or the Climate emergency. Seeking consensus can be a long process which can delay ac...
April 21, 2021
Episode 1: Coming out of lockdown
In this pilot episode we discuss how the UK and New Zealand are dealing with easing of lockdown restrictions and how has the pandemic affected the sustainability and environmental profession. IEMA’s CEO Sarah Mukherjee, and guests Martin Baxter, Deputy CEO and Director of Policy and External Affairs at IEMA and Alec Tang, Director of Sustainabil...