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The Climate Conversations

The Climate Conversations - S2: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin on how energy is reshaping geopolitics | EP 19

The Climate Conversations
08 Jan 2021 06:05AM
28 mins

Daniel Yergin’s new book The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations explores how the great powers of the world are seeing their relationships and calculus shift because of energy and climate change. Yergin has served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and the last four presidents in the United States. This week he speaks to Jaime Ho from Washington DC on The Climate Conversations.

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

The Climate Conversations - S2: Can our homes be part of net-zero emissions ambitions? | EP 47

The home of the future is going to be a sustainable and a smart one so everyone can help reduce carbon emissions. Solar panels on the roof, appliances that conserve energy when not in use and a smart system that tells you how much you've consumed. How soon can these become a reality, how much would they cost and what about the challenge of retrofitting old buildings? Jaime Ho speaks to Manish…

02/09/2021 23 mins