House on Fire
A podcast about our biggest planetary problems, clever ways to solve them and how you can help
As climate change rages on, House on Fire is a podcast from the World Economic Forum about our greatest environmental nightmares and the plans we’re hatching to solve them. From seed vaults to tree plantations, plastic b
Can the shipping industry clean up its act?
Season 1, Ep. 10
Shipping is responsible for a gigaton of C02 emissions a year. We talk to the people on the climate frontline about one of the world's toughest industries to decarbonize.
Carbon capture: ecological sideshow or saviour?
Season 1, Ep. 9
Fans of direct air capture see it as a surefire way to suck greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. Critics say it’s an overpriced distraction. We ask the people pioneering the technology for their view
Have we reached the end of meat?
Season 1, Ep. 8
Livestock production accounts for a staggering 15% of global emissions per year. With new viruses and zoonotic diseases on the rise, we talk to the entrepreneurs re-engineering the mighty burger and hoping to wean us off animal-based protein.
Can investors save the planet?
Season 1, Ep. 7
Big finance gets a lot of bad press - but it might just be our secret weapon in the fight against climate change. In this episode we talk to bankers, insurers and data experts who are pushing the world to divest from fossil fuels.
The surprising value of saving the seas
Season 1, Ep. 6
House on Fire looks at the potential of blue finance. Can ocean solutions be economically as well as environmentally profitable? If so, could private finance unlock the innovation needed to reverse ocean degradation?
The Whale Road
Season 1, Ep. 5
The fifth episode of House on Fire looks at the problem of ocean roadkill.Whales are vital to ocean health, but with thousands of them dyingin collisions with container ships, we talk to the scientists building a high-tech solution in California.