Reimagine: Climate reset

Reimagine: Climate reset with Christiana Figueres

“Here we are stuck in the norm, without any reason to be stuck.”   

Reimagine is a podcast about people who are inventing the future. And in this episode we’re talking climate change – what’s at stake, the cost of inaction and the opportunities that exist if we harness the sustainability revolution that Al Gore told us about in the last series. We’re in a perilous moment, but it’s not too late to act. This needs to be our decade of action, the decade when we make a climate reset.

Our guide is the inimitable Christiana Figueres. Christiana has been a force of nature in fostering global awareness and collective action on climate. As head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, she brokered the Paris Agreement of 2015, a landmark international agreement that laid out an ambitious agenda to fight climate change and adapt to its effects.

Since then, Christiana has continued work to accelerate the global response to climate change. She founded Global Optimism, which is currently persuading CEOs to commit to achieving net zero targets ahead of schedule. She’s also the co-host of the climate change podcast Outrage & Optimism.

Earlier this year Christiana published a book, The Future We Choose, with her podcast partner Tom Rivett-Carnac. While she doesn’t shy away from the risks we face if we don’t solve the climate crisis, she also gives us an awesome vision of what our future could look like if we do.

Reimagine is presented by Oxford Answers and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. New episodes on Thursdays.

 

Featuring:

Christiana Figueres (@CFigueres), former executive secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Partner Global Optimism; co-host Outrage & Optimism podcast; co-author The Future We Choose.

 

Host:

Peter Drobac (@peterdrobac), Director of the Skoll Centre.

 

Resources:

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Global Optimism

 

Want to learn more about the show? Check out http://www.reimaginepodcast.com

Have a question for Peter? Email him at peter@reimaginepodcast.com.

 

Credits:

Producer/editor – Eve Streeter for Stabl