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The Climate Conversations

The Climate Conversations

A brand new season looks past promises and policy and into people and practices in meeting the challenges of climate change. Each week, we talk to experts who help us understand one of the most pressing issues facing humankind.

The Climate Conversations - S3E16: Should companies give away their profits to save the planet? | EP 16

Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard has announced that he is giving away his company to fight climate change. But corporations are built around the idea of maximising shareholder wealth. As the climate crisis deepens, do we need to rethink how businesses are fundamentally being run? Julie Yoo gets some answers from Jessica Cheam, founder of Eco-Business. 

26/10/2022 19 mins

The Climate Conversations - S3E15: Why is it so hard to recycle? | EP 15

Even with more recycling bins available and a higher level of awareness, recycling rates for household trash in Singapore continue to be low. What will it take to get more people recycling frequently? Julie Yoo speaks with Samuel Chng, Head of the Urban Psychology Lab.

19/10/2022 17 mins

The Climate Conversations - S3E14: Can we co-exist with monkeys who come into our homes? | EP 14

Monkeys slipping into homes and making out like bandits have gone viral. Julie speaks to primatologist Dr Andie Ang about the biggest misconceptions involving the primates we encounter and how we can learn to coexist with wildlife.

12/10/2022 18 mins

The Climate Conversations - S3E13: Humanitarian aid organisations cannot keep up with increasing climate disasters | EP 13

A third of Pakistan was submerged, flooded after a record-breaking drought. Singapore Red Cross secretary-general Benjamin William tells Julie Yoo why humanitarian aid has not evolved in 50 years, even as climate crisis has made their work more complex. 

05/10/2022 17 mins

The Climate Conversations - S3E12: The technology is here to make green hydrogen cheaper | EP 12

Fascinated with energy since she was a child, Tulika Raj worked on offshore rigs in Kazakhstan and Norway before switching to renewable energy. Now CEO of SunGreen H2, she tells Julie about what it takes for hydrogen to become green, cheap and produced at scale. 

28/09/2022 20 mins