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The Climate Conversations - S3E13: Humanitarian aid organisations cannot keep up with increasing climate disasters | EP 13

The Climate Conversations - S3E13: Humanitarian aid organisations cannot keep up with increasing climate disasters | EP 13
06 Oct 2022 07:27AM
17 mins

A third of Pakistan was submerged, flooded after a record-breaking drought. Singapore Red Cross secretary-general Benjamin William tells Julie Yoo why humanitarian aid has not evolved in 50 years, even as climate crisis has made their work more complex. 

The Climate Conversations - S3E24: Throwing soup on artwork distracts from climate activism

Climate protests that make the headlines may be good for online views, but young local climate activists say that’s not enough. Poring over environmental reports and showing up at climate conventions are essential to creating change. Julie Yoo speaks to Ho Xiang Tian and Rishika Selvan in this episode. 

25/01/2023 25 mins

The Climate Conversations - S3E23: Why don’t we care more about climate change?

It’s all in the way our mind works. Psychologists say we take mental shortcuts and that means we don’t make decisions which are more sustainable.  Julie Yoo speaks to Edward Choy and Jo Tan who recently hosted the documentary Who cares about Polar Bears?  

19/01/2023 14 mins

The Climate Conversations - S3E22: Are green cities too expensive to build?

Can we better design green cities while balancing economic and climate concerns? Internationally renowned architect Lee Polisano, co-founder of PLP Architecture, talks to Julie Yoo about how he designed some of the world’s greenest buildings. 

11/01/2023 19 mins

The Climate Conversations - S3E21: How to enjoy Christmas without being excessive

Taking materialism out of gift-giving might require some creativity. From taking the stigma out of re-gifting to creating new family traditions, Stephanie Dickson, founder of Green is The New Black, gives tips on how to be more sustainable this season without dampening your festive spirit.

30/11/2022 16 mins

The Climate Conversations - S3E20: Can you grow enough food in your HDB flat to feed yourself?

Growing your own food is the last line of defence as food security is threatened by climate change. Bjorn Low, founder of Edible Garden City gives tips on how to plant your own balcony garden and shares why Singapore should think beyond technology solutions to beef up its food security. 

24/11/2022 20 mins