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The Climate Conversations

The Climate Conversations - S2: How green can ride-hailing get, and can Grab show the way? | EP 43

The Climate Conversations
06 Aug 2021 07:33AM
20 mins

Ride-hailing companies like Grab and Gojek have announced a flurry of climate commitments in the form of electric vehicles or carbon offsets, including plans for fleets to run on clean energy by 2030. What sort of dent will they make in cutting emissions? What will a switch to electric vehicles mean for private hire drivers and consumers? And how does ride-hailing fit into Singapore’s car-lite vision? Jaime Ho speaks to Andrew Chan, Managing Director of Transport at Grab Singapore in this week’s episode.

The Climate Conversations - S2: The final climate conversation with host, Jaime Ho | EP 68

After 68 episodes and two years of discussing pressing issues on climate change, CNA's Jaime Ho hangs up his hosting job and answers questions for a change. Climate activist Woo Qiyun and creator of Instagram page The Weird and Wild asks Jaime his thoughts on Singapore's climate action, sustainability pet peeves, what young people can do to effect change, his favourite episode and who he wished he

10/03/2022 30 mins

The Climate Conversations - S2: How extreme weather affects the food you eat and the people who grow it |EP 67

Food production is deeply affected by extreme weather events and the pandemic exposed weak links along the chain from farm to table. Climate impacts are here to stay so how will smallholder farmers adapt? Will technology and innovation help? How will changing consumer consumption patterns affect farmers? Jaime Ho speaks to Duke Hipp of CropLife Asia a Singapore-based NGO.

 

03/03/2022 21 mins

The Climate Conversations - S2: Why the hike in carbon tax is a step up for Singapore's climate ambitions | EP66

Singapore's carbon tax will go up from S$5 now to potentially S$80 by 2030. How significant is the sharp calibration upwards in terms of climate ambition? What will it mean for businesses and consumers as it trickles down? And how will revenues be used to help industries pivot and customers cope? Jaime Ho speaks to Vinod Thomas, Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy and

25/02/2022 38 mins

The Climate Conversations - S2: Despite huge wins from COP26, why 2022 will be 'all about delivery' for COP President Alok Sharma

Following the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015, President of COP26 Alok Sharma speaks to Jaime Ho about getting the Glasgow Climate Pact past the finishing line, and why so much work remains to be done on the road to COP27 in Egypt. 

18/02/2022 18 mins

The Climate Conversations - S2: In the race for cleaner energies, is nuclear power really part of the climate change mix? |EP 64

Nuclear energy is already part of the equation in the world's energy mix. With climate change an existential crisis, is there a way to produce this "clean" energy safely? What is the economics of it and how far can technological advancements go towards greater adoption? Jaime Ho speaks to Philip Andrews-Speed, Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute. 

11/02/2022 19 mins