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 General Richard Nugee, a Non-Executive Director for Climate Change and Defence and Oluwakemi Ajakaiye from Ampak Nigeria Limited, a sustainability and environmental consultancy based in Nigeria.
We discuss what steps the military and civil society can take, to help societies adapt to climate change and reduce the possibility of further conflict.
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...