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Author(s): Max Winpenny
In this next two-part episode, I’m having a talk with Dr. Phoebe Barnard, who has been working on a project that breaks down 6 recommendations, made by the science community, to solve the climate emergency.
She talks about what they are and how we, as citizens, can get involved with each one. The main point of todays episode is that normally, when documents like this are released, as a citizen I feel pretty helpless and disempowered by what seems to be problems lying at the higher, systemic level, that I can’t really impact. Phoebe helps to translate these issues into solutions that we can all participate in. It’s hard to forget that without us, there is no system.
The 6 recommendations focus on:
- Food Systems
- Sustainable Economy
This episode is part 1 of 2, in which we will be discussing the first 3 recommendations mentioned, and what we can do in our everyday lives to impact them. That’s energy, pollutants and nature. Next week, part 2 will be discussing food systems, population and the sustainable economy.
Phoebe has dedicated her life to the nature, the environment and science. she is a sustainability strategist, climate change ecologist, conservation biologist, planner, policy translator, media and communications strategist and film co-producer.
Amongst a number of other projects, she is currently the founding CEO of the Stable Planet Alliance, the Associate Science and Policy Communications Strategist with the Conservation Biology Institute, Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington and a Research Associate at the University of Cape Town’s FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology.
She is passionate about helping the world learn from its mistakes to become smarter, fairer and cleaner, so that we can take steps towards a new world order ‘where people and the planet actually matter’.