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How do we solve the world’s biggest challenges? From climate change to inequality; the rise of big tech and rapid changes in how we live and work. Radio Davos talks to the people who have the ideas, the passion and the power to make change happen in a way that benefits all of us.
 
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What are the breakthrough technologies that will transform our world in the next few years? Scientific American and the World Economic Forum present their annual top-ten emerging tech report. The two people who led the work -Mariette DiChristina, Dean of the College of Communication at Boston University, and Bernie Meyerson, Chief Innovation Office…
 
The main greenhouse gas causing climate change is carbon dioxide - a colourless, odourless gas that is otherwise harmless to our health. But emissions of CO2 are often accompanied by other, toxic gases. So can we tackle air pollution - which kills 7 million people a year around the world - at the same time as we fight climate change? We hear from t…
 
The destruction of the natural world is the ‘other’ global environmental crisis, but it is entwined with climate change. Global warming is the number-one cause of that destruction, and the loss of forests and other ‘carbon sinks’ is increasing the pace of climate change. At COP26, world leaders agreed to halt and reverse deforestation and land degr…
 
US climate envoy John Kerry and World Economic Forum President Brende Borge launched an initiative at COP26 to bring big companies and customers together to build demand for green products that require major investment and innovation. This episode has some highlights from the event which can be seen in full here: https://www.weforum.org/events/foru…
 
As COP26 opens, Radio Davos hears from a journalist who has covered dozens of UN climate gatherings and has reported on how global warming is affecting the remotest corners of the world. Alister Doyle’s book The Great Melt: Accounts from the Frontline of Climate Change takes us from a dangerously melting ice sheet in the Antarctic to a town high in…
 
What is COP26, why is it important, and what should we expect? With guest co-host Gideon Lichfield, the global editor in chief of Wired, we look at the key issues at the Glasgow climate summit where world leaders need to show how we can achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and avert climate catastrophe. Includes an interview with veteran clima…
 
In this COP26 special, we look at the immense challenge of making energy carbon-neutral. As the International Energy Agency records a surge in coal use and record jump in greenhouse gas emissions, its head, Fatih Birol, tells us what he wants from the climate summit. And the CEO of UK electricity market disruptor Octopus Energy says data will be th…
 
Food accounts for one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, so how can we make it sustainable? We talk to the author of Eating to Extinction about the risks of relying on a handful of food types, and learn how restaurants could play a big role in getting us to eat our greens. Guests: Dan Saladino, author of Eating to Extinction; Michael Oshman, founde…
 
Ahead of the COP26 climate summit, endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh takes us into icy - but warming - Arctic waters; UN envoy Peter Thomson calls on world leaders to act urgently to protect the ocean. And we head to the swamps of Colombia to find out why coastal ecosystems - mangroves, seagrasses and saltmarshes - are powerful allies in the fight again…
 
The president of the European Central Bank, ranked the world’s second most powerful woman by Forbes, chats with World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab about what the world needs to do to fully recover from the pandemic; the role of finance in fighting climate change; and why cryptocurrencies aren’t actually currencies at a…
 
As many in the northern hemisphere head to the beach, we dispel the 'Jaws' myths and find out why sharks are vital to the ocean and the planet. And Dutch musician Don Diablo drops a summer hit that will help re-forest parts of Africa. With: Andy Cornish, Global Shark & Ray Conservation Programme Leader at WWF Don Diablo, musician Wessel van Eeden, …
 
There are more forcibly displaced people than ever - 82 million - despite the pandemic making it harder to flee across borders. On World Refugee Day, Radio Davos speaks to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, and to Victor Ochen, who grew up in a conflict zone in northern Uganda and has used his experience as a displaced person to help…
 
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to lead a huge company, Linda Lacina has the answers. In her podcast, Meet the Leader, she chats with a senior figure - usually a CEO - of a big organisation to find out what makes them tick and to get tips we might all learn from. This episode features the chief executive of telecoms group Verizon, Hans Vestb…
 
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