TFGL2021 - S4 - Ep 7 - What Matters is What Happens Next

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Hello and welcome to yet another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. Much like the climate crisis, we just keep getting worse and no-one in power seems to have the appetite to stop us, but this episode looks like it might be an alright one really. Above average anyway.

COP26 is happening in Glasgow, where all the world leaders get together and decide to doom us all because of, well, their own profit margins. So, we’re talking about a load of environment related stories.

We discuss the economic impact of climate change. Because we’re fun, cool people.

We also talk about an international attempt to stop deforestation, making Green Tech cheaper, and of course, we find time to laugh at that stupid Facebook rebrand.

Jonny Rae-Evans has taken on the hosting duties and he is joined by Tech for Good Live podcast regular Greg Ashton.

Our special guest is Sandra Pallier, Co-organiser of ClimateAction.tech and interaction designer at Microsoft

You can find loads of great content from ClimateAction.tech and their conversations about using tech to tackle climate change on their YouTube channel.

This week’s topics:

Stat of the week

Of the 438 empirical studies of the impact of climate change since 2010, zero have been included in the established Economic models

Whilst 58% of people want decisive action worldwide:

Climate change: Polls shows rising demand for government action - BBC News

Charity news of the week

At least £1.25bn in funding to be given to indigenous people and local communities as part of the aim to stop deforestation by 2030 - The Guardian

Tech news of the week

The new name for Facebook is Meta

World leaders pledge to make green tech cheaper:

World leaders announce plan to make green tech cheaper than alternatives - The Guardian

And finally

Lego surveyed children to understand how to tackle climate change and made their ideas into a leaflet for cop 26 attendees

Books mentioned by Sandra:

The Ministry of the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World by Jason Hickel

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