Climate Curious season 5 is here. Co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst sit down to digest a busy week of recording the upcoming season at Climate Week in none other than the Big Apple… New York City! Tune in to hear the major themes, what topics are coming up this season, and what the iconic duo got up to in NYC.
ESG, net zero, decarbonisation – climate gibberish has got us in a chokehold! So how do we talk about climate change in tangible, relevant ways that gets more people to take action? Climate Curious speaks to a climate marketer who’s delivered 3 billion ads on the topic, the founder and CEO of Potential Energy, John Marshall.
This October 17th, TEDxLondon Countdown is bringing UK climate solutions to the world stage. Forget hopeless narratives, complex numbers and unreadable graphs, you’ll leave feeling empowered and inspired to kick some serious climate butt. Climate Curious speaks to TED’s youth lead Shiv Soin to learn how TED Countdown is supporting 12 TEDx events across the world. Expect local climate solutions, actions and ideas!
If you can’t imagine a future, how can you create it? The narratives we tell ourselves have a powerful role in the climate agency we feel able to take, says Pip Wheaton, Planet & Climate team at Ashoka, on Climate Curious by TEDxLondon. Tune in to learn about Pip’s latest research, giving you actionable tips on how to make climate change relevant to your audiences: making it personal, curating support, and realigning systems. Recorded live at Skoll World Forum in Oxford.
Kynan Tegar, an 18-year old filmmaker and Indigenous Dayak Iban, joins Climate Curious to unearth the truth behind Indonesia’s capital city relocation. Specifically, why the government’s move of the capital from Jakarta to Borneo – to become a so-called “sustainable forest city” – is a pipe dream. Kynan shares how the capital city move imperils his Indigenous community that has stewarded the land successfully for centuries. Recorded live at Our Village NYC Climate Week.
Nicknamed the ‘Oscars of Oil’, this October, the biggest names in the fossil fuel industry will gather for the exclusive Oil & Money summit in London, slickly rebranded as the ‘Energy Intelligence Forum’. Robin Wells from Fossil Free London joins Climate Curious to share why Londoners want Oily Money Out.
Drag artist, cultural icon, and general good egg – Cheddar Gorgeous – joins Climate Curious to share why drag artistry is the perfect trojan horse for climate action. Over to Cheddar to share why drag is an incredible medium to one, create spectacle and grab awareness, and two, disrupt the master narratives that dictate our society.
Living in Chile, Catalina Santelices regularly experiences firsthand the effects of a changing climate – droughts, floods, polluted food, ruined crops. That’s why Catalina co-founded Latinas for Climate, a movement that embraces young Latina identities and perspectives in climate action. Catalina joins TEDxLondon’s Climate Curious to share what’s going on in Chile, why we need an intersectional approach to climate justice, and how you can help support Latinas championing climate via HERO | herocircle.app.
200 Farmers, 100,000 trees, 100 hectares of restored land. The Cacao Project in the Philippines is a restorative agroforestry initiative working to build climate-resilient livelihoods for farmers. Founder Louise Mabulo joins Climate Curious to share what climate resilience is, how planting toward a full moon or burying a rock under root crops for a better yield, and why invisible knowledge might hold the key to helping us adapt our ecosystems to a changing climate. Recorded live at TED Countdown Summit 2023.
Next time you look into your wardrobe instead of seeing clothes, brands, logos, maybe your favourite dress, dig a little bit deeper into the story behind the clothes. Fashion designer Amy Powney joins Climate Curious to delve into the problems surrounding our pursuit of cheap clothing, from health and pollution to landfills that are visible from space. Whether you shop at Primark or Prada, Amy shares the one key strategy everyone can apply now to make a positive impact. Recorded live at TED Countdown Summit 2023.