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Sustainable travel, flying and flightshaming

In the season 1 finale of the Be Loud: Climate podcast, Keran and Ruxi are breaking down travel in a climate change era. We will look at the meanings of popular terms with the help of our guests Wesley Maraire, Founder of Tiritose Sustainable Travel Agency in Zimbabwe, and Caroline Wangechi, tours and travel consultant, Kenya. 

In the second part, we address the elephant in the room: air travel and a little more about offsets (with some side notes about cruise ships - because we can’t take those out of the equation).



How can we sustainably interact with communities when we travel?

Rux speaks to Wesley Maraire (Founder of Tiritose Sustainable Travel Agency, and Doctor of Philosophy in Law from the University of Cape Town) and Caroline Wangechi (tours and travel consultant, Kenya) about community interactions when we travel. While the episode doesn't have a focus on climate change, we discuss ideas such as "othering" and Orientalism and briefly dive into the idea of volunteer tourism (voluntourism).



Nils Mollema interview (part 2): A just transition and the landmark Shell case

On this week's episode, we continue our discussion with ActionAid NL policy advisor, Nils Mollema. Keran and Nils discuss fossil fuels in the developing countries, what people can do to make small changes and Nils answers the question "do you consider yourself to be a climate activist?"



Nils Mollema interview (part 1): A just transition and the landmark Shell case

This week's episode of the Be Loud: Climate podcast is the first part of our interview with ActionAid NL policy advisor, Nils Mollema. At the time of the interview, a Dutch court had just ordered Royal Dutch Shell (the fossil fuel company) to cut their emissions by 45% by 2030 to bring it in line with Paris Agreement obligations. Nils and Keran discussed the importance of this judgment and how these sorts of cases will bring accountability in a just transition.



Reforming energy systems with Anna Watson

On this episode of the Be Loud Climate podcast, we interview Anna Watson, a former event producer, turned phd candidate and sustainability consultant. Anna talks about how her career in conference production led her to her PhD topic in clean energy systems, a reflection on how we should be reconnecting with the natural world in our daily lives and how the UK energy system is transitioning towards renewable energy.



Emissions 101 with Karen Rossell

On this episode of the #beloudclimate podcast, we speak with Karen Rossell of the Applied Negative Emissions Centre to all things related to emissions, net zero and carbon capture. We discuss the ways in which organisations define net zero and the types of questions that you can ask to find out more about how robust their net zero goals actually are.



The role of a chief sustainability officer with Anna Lungley, Dentsu International

On this week’s episode of the Be Loud: Climate podcast, Keran interviews Anna Lungley, the chief sustainability officer of Dentsu International - one of the worlds largest advertising networks. They talk about the role of CSO, the pervasiveness of ESG goals within a truly sustainable organisation, Dentsu’s goals around net zero and how they influence their clients to do better for the planet.



How SMEs can embed sustainability and the intersectionality of climate change, an interview with Dr Sarah Burch.

On this episode of the Be Loud: Climate podcast, Rux and Keran interview climate icon, Dr Sarah Burch, who is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo and IPCC author. We speak to Sarah about embedding sustainability into SMEs (small and medium sized enterprise), the intersectionality of climate change as a social issue and how businesses can transform their communities through their own climate friendly practices. Sarah is also one of the speakers on Climate Literacy, a youtube series about the broader context of climate change.



A proposed coal mine in West Cumbria: Why is the UK still trying to build new fossil fuel infrastructure?

In this week’s episode of the Be Loud: Climate podcast, Keran and Rux interview Ciara Shannon of about the proposed Woodhouse Colliery coal mine in West Cumbria. The proposal of this coal mine demonstrates a fundamental failure of the UK climate action frameworks to penetrate current decision making processes in local councils. Ciara also shares her opinions on how young people can get involved in decision making processes in the UK and current challenges around climate literacy.



Cyclone Seroja in Timor Leste: natural disasters in developing countries

In this week’s episode of the Be Loud: Climate podcast, Rux interviews Alex Ray who is a former UNDP communications lead and was based in Timor Leste during the tropical cyclone which caused mass devastation and loss of human life in April 2021. Alex relays the conditions in Timor Leste on topics such as basic education, healthcare and disaster preparedness prior to the cyclone, as well as the potential outlook for future climate related disasters on the island. Although shocking, this account of the impacts of climate related natural disasters is a reality for developing countries as the climate worsens and provides valuable perspective on the vast disparity between developed and developing countries as far as the impact of climate change.



Why does climate justice matter?

In this week’s episode of the Be Loud: Climate podcast, Rux and Keran discuss the question: Why does climate justice matter? You will hear more snippets from our interview with Alex Ray, as well as the answers to this question by activist Caitlin Rangecroft and ActionAid NL policy advisor, Nils Mollema. As always, the question sends Rux and Keran down a rabbit hole of difficult questions to which there are no easy answers.

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Climate Justice for Earth Day 2021

This Earth Day we are discussing climate justice and things that you can do as an individual to mitigate your own carbon footprint whilst being mindful of the issue of climate justice. We feature clips from interviews with climate activists Kelo Uchendu and Godiya Zambwa who discuss climate justice in terms of their experience in their local communities. We will give you some helpful tips to live a greener life and the disproportionate impact of climate change on developing countries and rural communities. This episode will give you some serious food for thought.



The answer is nature-based solutions, interview with Tarun Singh.

On today’s episode, Keran and Rux discuss nature-based solutions and some of the commonplace examples that are currently being used, including plastic made out of fish waste and kelp farming to help restore our oceans. Rux tells us about the book written by Bren Smith ‘Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer’ and Keran interviews ICRIER research assistant Tarun Singh on the application of nature-based solutions in urban areas.



Saving the planet with pizza, an interview with Joe Hill of One Planet Pizza and what counts as activism.

This week on the Be Loud: Climate podcast, we spoke with Joe Hill of One Planet Pizza. If this name sounds familiar to you, you may have seen their product in your weekly Ocado shop. Joe is one half of the father-son duo on a mission to save the world one slice of pizza at a time. Saving the planet with pizza? Now that’s activism we can all get behind.
Keran and Rux also debate the term activism, what it means and what counts as activism.



International Women's Day
& Welcome to Be Loud: Climate

In this very special first episode, Keran and Rux chat about the difficulty of balancing the needs to bring diversity to industry conferences whilst not using those leaders are token diversity speakers, whether it is appropriate to use cutesy names for female leaders and their top picks for sustainability leaders who have influenced them.