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The Climate Conversations

The Climate Conversations

You have heard about climate change. But what does it mean and how does it impact us? This podcast looks into the issues related to the science and impact of climate change, as well as the policy, technology and finance behind climate action and adaptation. Each week, we talk to experts who help us understand one of the most pressing challenges facing humankind.

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

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 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…

19/08/2021 29 mins

The Climate Conversations - S2: One Singapore school and its students walk the talk on sustainability and fighting climate change | EP 44

The young will inherit a planet very different from their parents. How aware are our students about climate change? What does going green and environmental education in schools look like and how much can they influence others around them with what they learn in class? Jaime Ho speaks to Tampines secondary school students Alexander Chua and Pratibha Naidu, and their teacher, Preeti Sheri.

12/08/2021 32 mins

The Climate Conversations - S2: How green can ride-hailing get, and can Grab show the way? | EP 43

Ride-hailing companies like Grab and Gojek have announced a flurry of climate commitments in the form of electric vehicles or carbon offsets, including plans for fleets to run on clean energy by 2030. What sort of dent will they make in cutting emissions? What will a switch to electric vehicles mean for private hire drivers and consumers? And how does ride-hailing fit into Singapore’s car-lite…

05/08/2021 20 mins

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

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…

29/07/2021 18 mins