Episode 24-2: A clean energy advisor to Congress gives his take on COP 28
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by Suraj Bhatia
1M ago
In this episode, we speak once again to Dan Delurey, a clean energy and climate expert, who has been to all recent COPs. He disects the implication of the breakthrough agreement for transition away from fossil fuels, and tells us how the COP process truly works through the course of the year leading up to the final negotiations. He also explains the various zones at COP- blue, green, etc, where real ideas germinate and real transformations take place ..read more
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Episode 24-1: A conversation with Brazil's leading forestry expert about his observations from COP 28 Dubai
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by Suraj Bhatia
2M ago
In this episode, I speak to Virgilio Viana, ex- Secretary of State for Environment in Brazil, and Director General of the Amazonas Sustainability Foundation. Virgilio provides his candid views on the successes and shortcomings of COP 28 Dubai, from the standpoint of Biodiversity and its close relationship with decarbonization. He also discussed UN's lack of agreement on standards for Carbon Trading ..read more
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Episode 23-8: Climate talks in Dubai - Key outcomes of COP 28
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by Suraj Bhatia
2M ago
In this episode, we break down the key agreements reached in Dubai, to address global warming. We also analyse the shortcomings and provide a clear conclusion from the conference ..read more
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Episode 23-7 Climate Law, California's lawsuit against oil majors, UN Efforts and Climate Progtams, Climate Anxiety
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by Suraj Bhatia
4M ago
In this episode, we speak to Dan Delurey, a UN climate advocate and advisor, to get his take on how the UN is progressing in its attempts to get the world to restrict global warming. We discuss recent climate cases in the courts, one of which is California's case against 5 oil majors, on the topic of climate change. Finally, we talk about a disturbing new trend, especially among young people - Climate anxiety ..read more
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Episode 23-6: Climate Week 2023 New York September 17-21, 2023
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by Suraj Bhatia
5M ago
In this episode, we review Cimate Week New York, and provide a synopsis of key announcements and findings from over 400 events. As the emphasis on biodiversity takes center stage, we discuss recent announcements from the United Nations and from the State of California - the UN Taskforce for Nature Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) guidelines, and California's lawsuit against five oil majors. We visit a rooftop farm, and meet with the farm's custodians, and speak to other experts attending the conference ..read more
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Episode 23-4: ESG and Decarbonization in Real Estate
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by Suraj Bhatia
9M ago
I speak to a Real Estate developer, who gives me her views on how the real estate business is being transformed because of consciousness relating to its carbon footprint. A multistoried commercial or residential property has many tools available for it to decarbonize - of course there is a cost element, higher for exisiting buildings and a little less for brand new construction. Power sources, and smart zone based sensors, coupled with behavioral changes, will go a long way towards decarbonization ..read more
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Episode 23-3: Venus and Jupiter in "Samdhi". The precarious, but precise, balance of the planetary system that should be revered.
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by Suraj Bhatia
1y ago
In this episode I talk about the naked eye planets (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn), their rotations and distances from the sun, and muse about the precarious planetary balance that we should not take for granted. I explain when you can see Venus, and why it is rare for Venus and Jupiter to be seen together ..read more
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Episode 23-2: Biodiversity, Climate Change, COP 15 and The Amazon Rainforest: A conversation with two Brazilian biodiversity experts.
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by Suraj Bhatia
1y ago
In this episode, I speak to Guilherme Santana and Marcelo Da Costa, founders of Preservaland, and get their expert commentary on the successes and shortcomings of Biodiversity COP 15, which concluded last quarter in Canada. Marcelo explains the proper methodology for preserving forestland, balancing preservation needs with social issues in the massive Amazon Rainforest, and tells us how Brazil is trying to maintain biodiversity equilibrium, and emphasizes the importance of doing so to save our planet ..read more
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Episode 23-1: A review of COP 15 - Biodiversity for mitigating Climate Change
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by Suraj Bhatia
1y ago
In this episode we review the definition and significance of Biodiversity in maintaining the earth's ecological balance. We list out the key objectives of COP 15 Montreal conference - December 2022, and outline the main outcomes, list out some of the players, and objectors, and provide hopes for next steps in implementation ..read more
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Episode 22-9: Climate Change talks in Egypt: Key Outcome of COP27
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by Suraj Bhatia
1y ago
In this episode, we review the recently concluded COP 27 conference in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt. We desribe the agreement to create a Loss and Damage Fund, and we also talk about Indonesia's use of a climate fund to retire coal burning power plants.  ..read more
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