Making sure everyone gets a seat at the table.
In part four of our season, we hear how the idea of just transition goes beyond jobs. It’s about protecting communities that are on the front lines of the climate crisis as well.
This episode begins in Bolivia where reporter Amy Booth shares a new agreement that is encouraging local farmers to not cut forests that are helping protect vital water resources as well as lock in carbon emissions.
Then we hear from Indigenous youth activists “Erika” Xananine Calvillo Ramirez, a student in Mexico City who pushes for change through her youth collective and works to get a seat at the table during national climate talks.
Finally, John Knox, the United Nations’ first special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, explains why it’s vital to include Indigenous and local voices when planning for a just transition away from fossil fuels.
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.
Why Saving Forests Involves Rethinking Jobs
And how to bolster better paying jobs in the global south while confronting the climate crisis.
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.
Other Foreign Policy podcasts:
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