And how to bolster better paying jobs in the global south while confronting the climate crisis.
On this episode, we head to Ghana, a place that is fast losing one of the world’s most vital weapons against the climate crisis: trees. According to Global Forest Watch, Ghana lost 20 percent of its forest cover from 2002 to 2021. Among those responsible: illegal miners.
In the first part of the episode, reporter Elodie Toto travels to the West African country to better understand why illegal mining persists and what can be done to better protect forests.
Later, host John Sutter speaks with Pamela Coke-Hamilton, executive director of the International Trade Centre, about the link between bolstering better paying jobs in the global south and confronting the climate crisis.
Programming alert! For our final episode this season, we are hosting a special live Twitter Spaces conversation with Katharine Wilkinson, one of the world’s foremost activists on climate change and a leader of the All We Can Save Project.
The free live Twitter Spaces event takes place Wednesday, March 8, at 3 p.m. Join the conversation here.
About Heat of the Moment: The climate change crisis can feel so formidable, so daunting, that instead of mobilizing people to action, it engenders paralysis. What could we mortals possibly do to prevent the calamity? A fair bit, it turns out. On Heat of the Moment, a 10-part podcast by FP Studios, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds, we focus on ordinary people across the globe who have found ways to fight back. Hosted by CNN contributor John D. Sutter, Heat of the Moment tells the stories of the people on the front lines of the fight against climate change. See All Episodes
More Heat of the Moment episodes:
Building a Life-Giving Economy
A conversation with climate writer and podcaster Katherine Wilkinson.
Seeking Justice in Cancer Alley
Heat of the Moment heads south to the U.S. Gulf Coast, an area with a long history of fossil fuel extraction and the health problems that come with it.
Accounting for Unintended Consequences of Going Green
How getting to net-zero carbon emissions actually creates more choice.
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