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Planet Policy Pals Podcast
38 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Ep 7: Let's Talk Textiles and Environment
According to the United Nations, the total carbon emissions of the fashion industry exceed those of all international flights and shipping combined, accounting for 10% of global carbon emissions, making it the second most polluting industry after the oil industry. In this episode, we discuss the impacts of this industry, it’s history and the growing concerns about fast fashion.
15 minutes | May 30, 2021
EXTRA POLICY- China's Environmental Crackdown
Following their economic boom, China has begun an intense environmental movement spearheaded by its government to clamp down on offenders in business, imports and even officials that cause harm to the environment. Basically, they’re coming for everybody and we were not ready AT ALL.
20 minutes | May 24, 2021
Extra Policy: E-Waste in Africa and the Bamako Convention
In this extra long, extra policy discussion, we are discussing a problem that has been plaguing African countries for a long time- the import of hazardous wastes and the mechanisms that fail to stop the practice. We focus on electronic wastes and the implications of the failing Bamako convention.
13 minutes | May 10, 2021
EXTRA POLICY- NY FRACKING BAN
Still on a break, but Ajwah shared a story about how a small town in upstate NY set the ball rolling for a state now free of fracking. Can communities and towns continue to hold their own against corporations? We mulled it over in this week’s extra policy. Spoiler alert- we do not agree.
16 minutes | May 3, 2021
Extra policy- Net Zero Emissions
In this extra policy clip, the pals start off our one month summer break by responding to an audience question regarding corporation commitments to net zero emissions by 2050. Is it really possible? Are companies pandering? Why is it taking so long? Is it enough commitment? Listen and find out!
56 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Ep 6: Debating the Green New Deal
In our latest Ep 6 to end our first series, the pals take a look at both sides of the SANE arguments concerning the Green New Deal. The green new deal is a non-binding resolution for tackling climate change at the federal level. The idea of a Green New Deal first arose at the time of the 2007-2008 financial crisis in the US and the UK. The current version is the brainchild of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts. Check out our website or follow the link for show notes and references https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KTOq8eF4V5-VQP619JweAVsboyOj1tSOvs5YGuLszLA/edit?usp=sharing
10 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Extra policy- Overfishing and Whaling
In this extra policy clip, the pals get into a listener question and discuss overfishing and whaling policies and impacts. Why do we even still have this problem? It’s complicated.
51 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Ep 5: Grassroots (Global Intergovernmental Orgs)
In episode 5, we turn our attention to grassroots organizations. A grassroots organization or movement is basically a community driven effort. These movements matter because who knows what a community needs better than those who live there? Follow the link for show notes and references or check out planetpolicypals.com https://docs.google.com/document/d/186OLuUDr3-wdvYLEm8vUW_zlcogfqNZta31d1Bp8Rhs/edit?usp=sharing
11 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Extra policy- Climate change (Ep 4)
Sometimes, we have to cut great conversations because we have a lot to say. Here, Ajwah and Ala share our honest thoughts about climate change and attitudes towards climate action.
61 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Ep 4: IPCC (Global Intergovernmental Orgs)
In this episode, we discuss the IPCC, which assesses current science on climate change and compiles reports to aid policy makers adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. Climate action is necessary and through its assessments, the IPCC identifies the strength of scientific agreement in different areas and indicates where further research is needed. Show notes and references at planetpolicpals.com or follow this link ---> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ksL1F94r-AS937oJ-sq8R2UQsO_geggeM9Nybq0PA7k/edit?usp=sharing
67 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Ep 3: Global Intergovernmental Orgs- CGIAR
This episode we continue talking about intergovernmental organizations with global impact on environmental policy by discussing the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Home to more than 8,000 scientists, researchers, technicians, and staff, the CGIAR and its 15 research centers drive agricultural research and innovations to improve food access and security for billions of people. Show notes and references ---> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MPMuehAnEj6fYX9gCwohlFfX8w1XWIXqTA7pyTCJAkU/edit?usp=sharing
67 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
Ep 2: Global Intergovernmental Organisations- IUCN
In this episode, we continue the series on global intergovernmental organizations with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). IUCN is a research organization that provides data to drive conservation efforts. One of their major accomplishments is the Red list of endangered species. Get ready to learn about their global impact and what they're doing to make sure forests, creatures, and bodies of water are protected in ways that are sustainable. Show notes and references for everything we discussed are available here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i_WAQqchsAPINzRWhW3MdeNOxzeG3vb5JU7CXE5ilw8/edit?usp=sharing
60 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Ep 1: Global Intergovernmental Organisations- UNEP
In this episode, the pals are jumping into their first series on global intergovernmental organizations and the topic is the UNEP. The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) aka UN Environment is the international regulatory authority that sets the global environmental agenda. We discuss what they do, how they do it, how effective they are and the implications of their efforts. Show notes with references are available here https://docs.google.com/document/d/12GAH0JBmq2THyXYLuEfKTE2IzB1WrQG7MF-bEd6EJaE/edit?usp=sharing
65 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Ep 0: Who we are and what we love
Surprise!!! It's a Valentine's gift episode. In this preview episode, the planet policy pals tell you about who we are, what drives us to care about the environment, why we are doing this podcast, our favorite environmental policies/ programs and recommend organizations you may want to check out. Follow the link for show notes and references on everything we discussed. https://docs.google.com/document/d/16v9CGPqNhdzL-F655Qy0K3gajs7l9mFnSqqKQ5WjONI/edit?usp=sharing
3 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Trailer: The Planet Policy Pals Podcast
Welcome to the podcast where three friends discuss environmental policies from around the planet! New episodes every other Monday starting February 15th!
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