May 5, 2023
BSN32: Sustainable Development and Radical Changes for the UN: A Conversation with Marc Buckley
Get ready for a riveting and enlightening conversation with Marc Buckley, a distinguished leader in sustainable development and food reform, who has played a critical role in shaping the UN's climate efforts. In this podcast, Buckley offers insights on the pressing need for reform in the United Nations, particularly in climate negotiations, and the obstacles we face in achieving sustainable development goals. He highlights the urgency of a new economic model that prioritizes the well-being of all, not just a select few. Buckley delves into the failures of the UN, COP27, and Paris Agreement and the adverse effects of politics on the climate crisis. This podcast is not just informative but also a powerful call to action. With over 30 years of experience, Buckley provides actionable guidance on how to take action toward a sustainable future. So tune in and discover how we can make a meaningful impact and create a better world for ourselves, our planet, and our future generations!
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_Full Show Notes_
In this episode, Marc Buckley shares his story of transformation and highlights his mission of ecological economics to address human suffering on a global scale. He details his educational background, his long professional career that includes writing the UN SDG manifesto, participation in various UN collective systems, and a quick overview of his books.
As we're heading into COP28 this year, Buckley sheds light on what went wrong in the previous huddles. He highlights the significance of the Club of Rome, whose original climate report from 1972 serves as a guiding pillar for the UN's climate efforts. He believes the Club of Rome's work provides a crucial framework for understanding the climate crisis. Looking ahead to COP28, he expresses cautious optimism, noting that the region understands the impact of food shortages and the need to limit growth. However, he also acknowledges the controversies surrounding COP27, which he deems a complete failure due to a lack of action and wasting valuable time.
There's an urgent need for funding to achieve sustainable development goals. While the figure of $95 trillion required to meet these goals...