As delegates and observers pack their bags to attend COP28, a new podcast series seeks to unpack climate change through an international development and policy lens.
‘A Little Less Conversation’ is a joint project between Good Will Hunters, WWF Australia and the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).
LISTEN HERE: https://goodwillhunterspodcast.com.au/episodes
Interviewees include: Australia’s Climate Ambassador Kristen Tilley; the deputy Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, Henry Gonzalez; andn Independent Senator David Pocock.
The podcast series seeks to delve deeper into the policy landscape around climate change: what are the decisions being taken and the moves that are being made to help secure the region’s ecological future?
The first interviewee is Ambassador Tilley, who told the podcast why Australia is not yet in a position to sign on to the Port Vila Call for a Just Transition to a Fossil Fuel Free Pacific.
” There is much in that that we absolutely support,” said Ms Tilley.
“There are some parts of it that we’re not in a position to currently support. And just to be clear, it’s not that we’re saying, no that’s it, end of story, end of conversation. But these are complex, difficult issues around the urgent phase-out of fossil fuel in particular, fossil fuel supply.”
Further episodes will look into climate finance, adaptation and mitigation measures, nature-based solutions, and the intersection of gender, youth and elders with climate issues in the Pacific.
With loss and damage set to be a predominant theme of COP28, the project will critically examine loss and damage across two episodes, addressing both the case set out by advocates, and the government perspective.
The series is co-hosted by WWF Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman; ACFID’s Chief of Policy, Jessica Mackenzie, and Good Will Hunters founder Rachel Nunn
Good Will Hunters is a podcast by development sector expert Rachel Nunn, who is a director with Mandala Partners.
LISTEN HERE: https://goodwillhunterspodcast.com.au/episodes/
For more information or to arrange an interview, contact [email protected] or call 0401 721 064.