Podcast: Climate Talks

Climate Talks

Join hosts Professor Jackie Peel and Associate Professor Cathy Oke as they bring you the information you need to know in the lead up to the annual United Nations Climate Change Conferences – or ‘COPs’.

Season 1 followed the journey to ‘COP26’ which took place in Glasgow in November 2021. Season 2 follows the journey to COP27 to be held in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt in November 2022. In each episode, Jackie and Cathy interview experts to discuss different climate-related topics including adaptation, mitigation, climate science, biodiversity, loss and damage, international and domestic Australian politics.

At COP26, nearly 200 countries made important progress to keep 1.5 degrees alive, in line with the Paris Agreement. But it was only the beginning. As put by UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, “As we look ahead to COP27, we must all work together to keep the pressure on governments to keep making more and more ambitious commitments. And once those commitments are made, holding them to those commitments.”

Climate Talks is produced by Melbourne Climate Futures and Melbourne Centre for Cities at the University of Melbourne. Our theme music is by Music for a Warming World. Climate Talks acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which this podcast was produced, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation, and pays respect to Elders past and present.

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Climate Talks Season 2

Climate Talks Season 1

City Climate Innovation: Special episodes of the Climate Talks podcast

City Climate Innovation: Special episodes of the Climate Talks Podcast is a four-part limited series focusing on the nexus of cities, climate change science, and policy innovation – and the critical partnerships required to meet Paris Agreement goals at unprecedented speed and scale. By highlighting the priority knowledge gaps identified through the City Research and Innovation Agenda (CRIA) as a common starting point, the limited podcast series takes listeners through key partnerships on the road to COP 27 - including Mission Innovation, Innovate4Cities, and others. City Climate Innovations is produced by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, Melbourne Climate Futures, and the Melbourne Centre for Cities.