A Post-COP Conversation
In the final episode of season one of Climate Talks, hosts Cathy Oke and Jackie Peel are joined by A/Prof Robyn Schofield, School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Janine Felson, MSSI, Rebecca Burdon, CEO of Climate Resource, and Prof Don Henry, MSSI. They discussed the decisions made in Glasgow, missed opportunities, and the implications of these outcomes for climate science, climate finance, and sustainable development.
Special Episode: ‘Climate Bites’ from Week 2 of COP26
In this special episode of Climate Talks, prior and new guests to the show bring listeners updates live from the corridors of COP26 in Glasgow during week 2 of the negotiations. We hear from Lisa Cliff, Climate Action Network Australia, Don Henry, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Stephen Minas, Peking University, Giorgia Rambelli, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, and Simon Bradshaw, Climate Council.
Special Episode ‘Climate Bites’ from Week 1 of COP26
In this special episode of Climate Talks, prior guests to the show bring listeners updates live from the corridors of COP26 in Glasgow. Lisa Cliff, Program Manager of CANA and organiser of the Better Futures Forum, and Don Henry, Melbourne Enterprise Professor of Environmentalism, MSSI at the UoM provide their updates from week 1. Excerpts from a side event panel, “Transforming Australia: from laggard to leader” are also featured.
How has COVID-19 impacted COP26?
Peter Doherty, Nobel Laureate Prof Microbiology and Immunology, Kathryn Bowen, Prof Environment, Climate, and Global Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Deputy Director of MCF and Don Henry, Melbourne Enterprise Prof Environmentalism, MSSI, discuss with Cathy Oke and Jackie Peel the implications for health from decisions at COP26, the impact of COVID-19 on COP26 and the inequities it may expose, and the relationship between COVID-19 and climate.
What does COP26 mean for non-state actors?
“Yunus Arikan, Director of Global Advocacy at ICLEI, Dr Virginia Marshall, Executive Member of the Indigenous Peoples’ Organisation-Australia, Inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow at ANU, and Alison Fong, Master of Urban Planning student and member of the Student-City Policy Innovation Team join hosts Cathy Oke and Jackie Peel in this episode. They discuss what COP26 means for cities, Indigenous Peoples, and youth.”
Key issues at COP26: What is being discussed and what is left out?
Margaret Young, Professor of Law, Brendan Wintle, Professor of Ecosystem and Forest Science, Alexei Trundle, Research Fellow in Sustainable Urban Development, all at the University of Melbourne, and Stephen Minas, Associate Professor of Law at Peking University join hosts Jackie Peel and Cathy Oke in this episode. Topics discussed include adaptation, finance, carbon markets and the relationships between biodiversity, oceans and climate.
Special Feature: IPCC’s ‘Code Red’ report on the latest climate science
Join hosts Jackie Peel and Cathy Oke as they discuss the newly released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 report. The episode features highlights from a seminar about the report hosted by the Climate and Energy College at the University of Melbourne, with presentations from Associate Professor Malte Meinshausen and Zebedee Nicholls.
Episode 1: What is COP26?
Robyn Eckersley, Professor of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and Lisa Cliff, Program Manager of Climate Action Network Australia and organiser of the Better Futures Forum, join hosts Jackie Peel and Cathy Oke in the first episode of Climate Talks. Topics discussed include what COP26 is, why it is important, which non-state actors are mobilising around COP26, and the role non-state actors play in climate futures.
Join hosts Professor Jackie Peel and Dr. Cathy Oke as they bring you the information you need to know in the lead up to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference – or ‘COP26’ – taking place in Glasgow in November.
In each episode, they interview experts to discuss different climate-related topics, including adaptation, climate finance and carbon markets, how global biodiversity and climate frameworks fit together, the involvement of non-state actors in climate discussions, and the relationship between COVID-19 and climate.
COP26 will not only be important – it will be decisive. As put by U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, “[COP26] is the last best chance the world has to come together in order to do the things we need to do to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.”
Climate Talks is produced by Melbourne Climate Futures and Melbourne Centre for Cities at the University of Melbourne.
Climate Talks acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which this podcast was produced, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation, and pays respect to Elders past and present.