At a Distance
At a Distance
Nov 24, 2020
Scott Smith on Cultivating Everyday Futuring
Play • 37 min
Scott Smith, founder and managing partner of the Netherlands-based futures consultancy Changeist and author of the new book “How to Future: Leading and Sense-Making in an Age of Hyperchange,” talks with us about why President Trump is a covert futurist, the problems with taking a passive approach toward tomorrow, and why the next generation of leaders will be people who use pragmatic, real-life experiences, not necessarily advanced educations, to make change in the world.
Outrage + Optimism
Outrage + Optimism
Global Optimism
85. The Future of Shipping
This is our third episode of an Outrage + Optimism investigative series on The Future of Transport. With 2020 barely in the rearview mirror, the pandemic rages on across the globe, new variants bringing concern and unified collective action to the forefront as a rapidly developed vaccine begins being administered as we speed into 2021. That same resolve needs to be applied to climate change and the sectors in most urgent need of decarbonisation. And this week, we dive into the future of sustainable shipping. We rarely ever think about the things we buy as being transported by sea, but shipping has been the backbone of global economies for thousands of years and today accounts for 90% of world trade. It is responsible for 2-3% of global emissions which if it were a country, would put it on a par with Germany - the world’s sixth biggest emitter. The challenge to decarbonise shipping is huge. With around 60,000 vessels currently in operation emissions are expected to be 50% higher in 2050 than in 2018. So how to turn this ship around? Our hosts Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac, and Paul Dickinson speak to scientists, CEOs, politicians and pioneers committed to charting a course to a more sustainable shipping future. — Help us shape Season 3 of Outrage + Optimism by filling out our short listener survey! – Thank you! Listen to the previous episodes of our miniseries here - The Future of Transport This series is sponsored by NESTE Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram — Guests this week Jutta Paulus, MEP, Greens/EFA Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Erik Lewenhaupt, Head of Sustainability, Stena Line Twitter | Stena Line Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO, Port of Antwerp LinkedIn | Twitter Peter Hinchliffe, Former Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping Twitter Louis-Noel Vivies, Managing Director, Energy Observer Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website Diane Gilpin, CEO and founder, Smart Green Shipping Twitter | LinkedIn | Website Simon Bullock, Researcher, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester Twitter | Twitter (Tyndall Manchester) James Mason, Researcher, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester Twitter | Twitter (Tyndall Centre) Nishan Degnarain, Chair, Ocean Finance Initiative, London School of Economics Twitter Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Møller - Mærsk Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Søren’s LinkedIn Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Jules’ LinkedIn — Keep up with Christiana Figueres here: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook — Tom Rivett-Carnac: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn — Paul Dickinson is on LinkedIn! LinkedIn — Follow @GlobalOptimism on social media! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn Don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss another episode of Outrage + Optimism!
58 min
Building Sustainability
Building Sustainability
Jeffrey Hart
BS39 – Ayurveda for a Sustainable Mind – Faye Blake
*How can we do the work to look after the planet if we don't look after ourselves? * Many in our industry burn out, because they are so focussed on doing the much needed work in advancing sustainability in the built environment that don't stop to notice whether they have sustainability within themselves. I know this from personal experience and have observed in in many of my colleagues. This episode I'm talking to *Faye Blake* from 'Live Intuitively' about how Ayurveda teaches us to nurture and nourish ourselves. This then gives us the basis to then help others. "*Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. Knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body, mind and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance.*"  Source - https://www.ayurveda.com/resources/articles/ayurveda-a-brief-introduction-and-guide *Links* * https://www.fayeblake.co.uk/ * https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative-therapies/individual-therapies/ayurvedic-medicine Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/buildingsustainability) The post BS39 – Ayurveda for a Sustainable Mind – Faye Blake appeared first on Building Sustainability Podcast.
1 hr 13 min
Reversing Climate Change
Reversing Climate Change
Nori
S2E46: Ecosystem restoration on a planetary scale—w/ John D. Liu, scientist & filmmaker
How do you restore an entire ecosystem at scale? Eroded desertified landscapes: can they be healed? Journalist, filmmaker, and environmental educator John D. Liu is the Ecosystem Ambassador for the _Commonland Foundation_ and Founder of the _Ecosystem Restoration Camps Movement_. He is best-known for his documentaries on the restoration of the Loess Plateau, like _Hope in a Changing Climate_ and _Green Gold_. On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, John joins Ross to explain how human activity caused the degradation of the Loess Plateau, describing how it went from being one of the most beautiful places on Earth to a barren landscape where the poorest Chinese people lived. John discusses what made the Loess Plateau restoration so successful, offering insight around how the Chinese government engaged the people there and how the project design balances functional space for agriculture with land dedicated to natural regeneration. Listen in to understand how John thinks about restoring inherently complex ecosystems and learn how you can get involved in John’s work to transform our economy and facilitate ecosystem restoration all over the world. Connect with Nori: _Purchase Nori Carbon Removals_ _Nori_ _Nori on Facebook_ _Nori on Twitter_ _Nori on Patreon_ _Nori Newsletter_ Resources: _The Weather Makers_ _‘The Holy Grail of Restoration: Mending the Sinai Peninsula’ in __Kosmos Journal_ _John’s Academia Page_ _John on Twitter_ _The Great Work of Our Time __Documentary on Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration_ _World Bank Story on the Loess Plateau Restoration_ _Presencing Institute_ _Theory U_ _International Union for the Conservation of Nature_ _Rothamsted Research Institute_ _University of the West of England_ _Netherlands Institute of Ecology_ _Elinor Ostrom_ _Kyoto Protocol_ _Kate Raworth_ _Paul Kingsnorth_ _Wendell Berry_ _Willem Ferwerda_ _John F. Nash_ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support
1 hr 8 min
Sustainability Defined
Sustainability Defined
Jay Siegel & Scott Breen
*UPDATED* Ep 32: Reversing Global Warming with Paul Hawken (Project Drawdown)
Happy 2021, Definers! This month we have an update to one of our most popular episodes ever. We interviewed Paul Hawken of Project Drawdown back in June 2018. For those unfamiliar, Project Drawdown is a non-profit focused on helping the world reach “Drawdown,” which is the future point in time when the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. The need to reach Drawdown is as important as ever, so we thought it would be a good episode to revisit to start the year. Before playing the original episode, we provide an update on Project Drawdown’s many activities since we interviewed Paul, including releasing Drawdown Review 2020 that has a new framework for the most impactful activities to reach Drawdown and starting Drawdown Labs to engage the private sector. We’ll be back next month with fully new episodes of Sustainability Defined. In the meantime, have a wonderful start to the new year and enjoy this episode! ----------------------------- SustainabilityDefined is the podcast that seeks to define sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosted by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen. Each episode focuses on a single topic that helps push sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help our listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode. We have divided our organizational tree into the following seven sectors: Energy Cities Natural Environment Transportation Business Policy Social Each episode is categorized under one of our sectors and visually depicted within our organizational tree. The more episodes we complete, the more the tree will visually define what exactly sustainability means. www.sustainabilitydefined.com
1 hr 5 min
Explore the Circular Economy
Explore the Circular Economy
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Designing a circular economy for fashion - The Fashion Show (ep 5/5)
In the fifth and final episode of our fashion-focused series, we're looking at how to apply circular design to fashion. Design will shape the fashion industry’s transformation to a circular economy. More than 80% of all environmental impacts from products are determined at the design stage. While traditional design focuses on considering and meeting the needs of the end user, circular design takes a much broader perspective, considering not only the user but the system within which the design will exist. To achieve a transition to a circular fashion industry requires unprecedented collaboration. In this episode, contributors to the Foundation’s upcoming Circular Design Guide for Fashion book join us to explore what circular design means for the fashion industry. - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a UK charity working on business, learning, insights & analysis, and communications to accelerate the transition towards the circular economy. Find out more about our work here: www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org More about our work on fashion here. To learn more about what a circular economy looks like for fashion visit our learning path. - Follow us online on these channels: Instagram: www.instagram.com/ellenmacarthurfoundation/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/EllenMacArthurFoundation/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ellen-macarthur-foundation/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/made2bemadeagain Fundación Ellen MacArthur (Spanish): https://www.facebook.com/FundacionEll... Fundação Ellen MacArthur (Portuguese): https://www.facebook.com/FundacaoElle...
36 min
The Travel Diaries
The Travel Diaries
Holly Rubenstein
Incredible Italy - Bonus Episode
Buongiorno and welcome to this bonus Destination Special of The Travel Diaries, in partnership with the British Airways American Express® Credit Card*. Today, we’ll be heading on a tour of Incredible Italy. Italy is one of the most popular destinations on the podcast, and with the help of some of my favourite guests from the past three seasons, I’ve created a special itinerary that covers some of the country’s ultimate highlights - my guests’s favourite cities, best hotels, hidden gems and much more, from Puglia and Positano in the south, to Venice and Trieste in the north.  *Terms and conditions apply. Representative 22.2% APR Variable.  Destination Recap: Merrion Charles: * Lunigiana, Tuscany * Val D’Orcia, Tuscany  * Ponza, Pontine Islands  * Sicily Simon Calder:  * Syracuse, Sicily Travel Leisure’s Jacqui Gifford:  * Borgo Egnazia, Puglia  Poppy Delevingne:  * Positano, Amalfi Coast - Le Sirenuse; Da Adolfo; Conca del Sogno * Rome - Residenza Napoleone III Mr & Mrs Smith’s James Lohan:  * Florence, Tuscany - Il Latini; JK Place Yotam Ottolenghi:  * Florence, Tuscany Rick Stein:  * Bologna, Emilia-Romagna Lonely Planet Founder, Tony Wheeler:  * Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna Sir Michael Palin:  * Venice, Veneto Lonely Planet Magazine’s Peter Grunert:  * Cannareggio, Venice, Veneto Rick Stein:  * Trieste, Friuli Venezia Giulia Holly Rubenstein:  * Capri, Bay of Naples * Citalia tour operator  * Ascona, Lake Maggiore Thank you so much for listening. If you haven’t yet left a rating or a review, why not do so now? Your support is so greatly appreciated and most importantly, helps others to discover the podcast.  Don’t forget to hit subscribe so that every week a new episode will appear in your library. To hear all about our podcast news, future guests and destination specials come and find me on Instagram. I’m @hollyrubenstein and I’d love to hear from you. Visit TheTravelDiariesPodcast.com for everything else podcast-related. Grazie mille!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 min
Armchair Explorer
Armchair Explorer
Aaron Millar
The Ho Chi Minh Trail by Motorcycle with Travel Author Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent
Follow travel author Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent on one of the toughest motorcycle journeys on the planet: six weeks and 2,000 miles through the near impassable mud and steep mountain slopes of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Crossing Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, The Ho Chi Minh Trail was the main military supply route during the Vietnam War, moving men and supplies from communist controlled North Vietnam to the American backed south. Today, it’s slowly disappearing, overrun by jungle, deforestation and the advancement of the modern world. In riding the trail, Antonia wanted to explore this rapidly changing region and important part of history before it’s lost forever. She also wanted a proper adventure. The Ho Chi Minh Trail that most people ride is the modern tarmac friendly version. Few people attempt the original route over the muddy guts of the Truong Son Mountains in Laos. Even fewer trace it south into the wild eastern reaches of Cambodia. Antonia did both; and she did it on her own with nothing more than a 25-year-old shiny pink 125cc Honda Cub, she named the Pink Panther, for company. It’s an incredibly beautiful place, filled with shimmering jungles, limestone mountains and small tribal villages where tourists rarely go. But it’s also marred with tragedy. During the war, the Ho Chi Minh Trail was bombed on average every eight minutes and the scars are still visible today: entire villages made out of war scrap, bomb craters big enough to fit a double-decker bus and, most tragically of all, UXO (unexploded ordinance). As much as 30% of American bombs dropped during the war failed to explode and 40-years later they are still primed and hidden in the thick undergrowth of the forest. To date, UXO along the trail has killed more than 100,000 people, many of them children. This is an incredible adventure story about one of the most difficult motorbike routes on the planet. But it’s also a story about the legacy of the Vietnam War that is still affecting the people who live along the trail today. Are you ready for a wild ride? Let’s go.  *Highlights include: * ·      Heading out on one of the wildest motorcycle rides on the planet, 2,000 miles through remote jungle, over steep and muddy mountain slopes  ·      Discovering a remote part of South East Asia few travellers get to see, deep in the jungles of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia  ·      Learning about the history of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the most bombed place per capita in the world, and the tragic legacy of the war still affecting people to day  ·      Hearing about Antonia’s close call along the Mondulkiri Death Highway, one of the most dangerous stretches of road on the planet. Let’s just say, it nearly lived up to its name  ·      Being inspired to achieve anything you set your mind to. Antonia chose to do this journey solo to test herself, to prove to herself she could be self-reliant, to see how strong she really was. What she discovered was that if you’re determined enough, if you want something bad enough, you can do anything you set your mind to. *Who’s the Guest?* Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent is a travel author, broadcaster and public speaker with a particular love of wandering alone through remote regions. Her website is www.theitinerant.co.uk and you can find her on twitter and Instagram @antsbk. The full story of this journey is available on audiobook at Audible, and other audio book platforms. www.armchair-explorer.com / @armchairexplorerpodcast.   This is episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus - head over to www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/armchair for thousands of videos and audio content, for free, for a month. It's like Netflix for your brain.
53 min
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