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The Climate Conversations

The Climate Conversations - S2: What’s behind the IEA’s roadmap for global energy use in the quest for net-zero emissions by 2050 | EP 39

The Climate Conversations
18 Jun 2021 07:02AM
26 mins

In tackling the climate crisis, nations have to transform their energy sector, a key component responsible for the majority of global greenhouse gas emissions. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has set out a pathway on what countries must do starting now. But how feasible are its projected milestones and can nations with vastly different resources keep to their commitments? Jaime Ho speaks to co-author of the IEA's report, Dr Timur Gul. 

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

The Climate Conversations - S2: The future so green: Talking to the young who will fill the climate and sustainability jobs of tomorrow | EP 46

The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment has plans to create 55,000 new and upgraded jobs over the next 10 years. These plans need people but what are the skills and knowledge needed? Will passion and pay finally meet for future roles in sustainability? Jaime Ho speaks to two young guests who have already dipped their toes into this green future - Benedict Tan who majored in…

27/08/2021 24 mins