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The Climate Conversations

The Climate Conversations - S2: Just what can the "humble" mangrove do in the fight against climate change? | EP 42

The Climate Conversations
30 Jul 2021 06:02AM
18 mins

No natural eco-system captures carbon quite as well as the humble mangrove. What are the hidden opportunities and realities of what mangroves can do in mitigating climate change? And what role do such nature-based solutions play amid other strategies countries have to make in reducing emissions? Associate Professor Dan Friess from the National University of Singapore who has studied mangroves for over a decade, speaks to Jaime Ho.

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