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House on Fire
31 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Can the shipping industry clean up its act?
Shipping is responsible for a gigaton of C02 emissions a year. We talk to the people on the climate frontline about one of the world's toughest industries to decarbonize. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Carbon capture: ecological sideshow or saviour?
Fans of direct air capture see it as a surefire way to suck greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. Critics say it’s an overpriced distraction. We ask the people pioneering the technology for their view See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Have we reached the end of meat?
Livestock production accounts for a staggering 15% of global emissions per year. With new viruses and zoonotic diseases on the rise, we talk to the entrepreneurs re-engineering the mighty burger and hoping to wean us off animal-based protein. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Can investors save the planet?
Big finance gets a lot of bad press - but it might just be our secret weapon in the fight against climate change. In this episode we talk to bankers, insurers and data experts who are pushing the world to divest from fossil fuels. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
The surprising value of saving the seas
House on Fire looks at the potential of blue finance. Can ocean solutions be economically as well as environmentally profitable? If so, could private finance unlock the innovation needed to reverse ocean degradation? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
The Whale Road
The fifth episode of House on Fire looks at the problem of ocean roadkill. Whales are vital to ocean health, but with thousands of them dying in collisions with container ships, we talk to the scientists building a high-tech solution in California. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Can Indonesia completely wipe out plastic waste?
The fourth episode of House on Fire examines Indonesia’s ambitious national plan to rid itself of plastic waste within a generation. How can the world’s second-largest plastic polluter accomplish this gargantuan task? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Why the world needs another trillion trees
The third episode of House on Fire explores a new initiative to grow and conserve a trillion trees on Earth. Is large-scale tree planting even viable? What good would it do and where could it go wrong? To answer these questions we talk to foremost experts – from scientist Tom Crowther to ecologist Karen Holl, from environmentalist Forrest Fleischman to Justin Adams, co-director of the One Trillion Trees platform – to weight the pros and cons of the world’s new fascination for forestation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Why would someone die for a seed?
The second episode of House on Fire explores the extraordinary lengths that scientists have gone to in order to find and preserve genetic diversity for future generations. In the teeth of the sixth mass extinction, how urgent is the task of locating and preserving the species that remain? And how might it be done? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Can humans and nature be compatible?
In the face of the sixth mass extinction we look at clever solutions to biodiversity loss, taking in perspectives from leading experts, economists and eco-entrepreneurs on the way. Among them Colin Butfield of WWF, conservationist Eric Dinerstein, geographer Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim and First Nations advocate Graeme Reed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
House on Fire - Launching November 17
House on Fire is a podcast from the World Economic Forum about our greatest environmental nightmares and the plans we’re hatching to solve them. From seed vaults to tree plantations, plastic bans to carbon capture, we ask the powerful and the expert for their creative ideas. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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