Bionic Planet: The Podcast of the Anthropocene
About This Show
Your guide to the new reality of the Anthropocene, where nothing is as it was. Not the trees, not the seas – not the forests, farms, or fields – and not the global economy that depends on all of these. What does this mean for your investments, your family's future, and the future of man? Each week, we dive into these issues to help you Navigate the New Reality.
Most Recent Episode
Climate, Conflict, and Commodities: The Calculus of Peace on a Changing Planet
� The United Nations Environment Program says that resources are a factor in 40% of all organized armed conflicts, but only 15% of peace agreements even mention them. Today, we examine the role that carbon finance – especially REDD+ (reducing emissions from degradation of forests, plus other land uses) – can play in helping (or, if bungled, hindering) the peace process by stifling the use of blood diamonds and other conflict resources. Guests include: Canadian Environmental Consultant Art Blundell Liberian Environmental Campaigner Silas Siakor Saw Frankie Abreu, Director of Myanmar’s Tenasserim River and Indigenous People’s Network (TRIP NET) Colombian Vice Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Pablo Viera Samper Kerstin Canby, Director of the Forest Policy, Trade, and Finance program at Forest Trends Accompanying panel discussion: https://www.norad.no/en/front/thematic-areas/climate-change-and-environment/oslo-redd-exchange/oslo-redd-exchange-2016/streaming-osloreddx/