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The Climate Conversations

The Climate Conversations - S2: It’s a 'code red for humanity', but what next after the IPCC’s latest report on the health of our planet? | EP 45

The Climate Conversations
20 Aug 2021 07:42AM
29 mins

The 6th Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) found that things are bleak and the time to fix it is fast running out. Jaime Ho speaks to Winston Chow, Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Singapore Management University and a contributor to the report, on what more governments, businesses and people can do to avoid the worst that will inevitably come.

The Climate Conversations - S2: How artificial intelligence can help humans fight climate change

Advances in deep learning and computational power have made artificial intelligence (AI) less science fiction and more of a reality as a powerful tool in fighting climate change. But exactly what can it do to help us reduce emissions and mitigate impacts? What are the downsides of using AI to deal with a problem as complex as climate change? Jaime Ho speaks to Markus Kraft, Professor of…

22/10/2021 27 mins

The Climate Conversations - S2: Between generating and selling electricity, what’s one player in Singapore doing in the name of climate action and sustainability? | EP 51

With rising electricity prices and growing demand, how do electricity companies balance cost with carbon emissions reductions commitments? Why are alternative energy sources still not a big part of the mix and how can customers help in this green journey? Jaime Ho speaks to Lim Han Kwang, CEO of Geneco and Group Head (Retail, Regulation and Renewables) of YTL PowerSeraya to find out how they…

14/10/2021 25 mins

The Climate Conversations - S2: Have ships and shipping sailed under the radar of stronger climate action? | EP 50

The global shipping trade is a vast network of unimaginable scale: 90 per cent of the world's trade is done by sea. But where does global shipping stand within the world’s emissions reductions commitments? And why is it so hard for this industry to decarbonise? Can the industry lower its emissions or is that a bar too high? Jaime Ho talks to Sanjay Kuttan, Chief Technology Officer of the…

23/09/2021 20 mins

The Climate Conversations - S2: What’s a 'greenfluencer' and what do they do in championing climate action? | EP 49

In 2019, passionate young people organised the SG Climate Rally. But with COVID-19, activism has leaned even further towards social media. But how far can it really go in driving climate action? Jaime Ho speaks to Woo Qiyun who runs the Instagram page The Weird and Wild for her take on how her brand of activism works, and on the challenges and opportunities behind this new virtual activism.

16/09/2021 21 mins

The Climate Conversations - S2: The green consumer paradox: Can we walk the talk on sustainability? | EP 48

We live in a world where the boom in e-commerce allows us to buy anything we want and have it delivered within the day. Yet we have also awoken to the impact of climate change, and the need to reduce waste and embrace sustainability. So how do we square this circle? Is there a gap between purpose and action? Is it about buying “greener” or just buying less? Jaime Ho speaks to Sharon Ng,…

10/09/2021 24 mins