The Green Canary Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 50
Can you believe it's been a year and 50 episodes since The Green Canary launched during COP26 in Glasgow? So what can we expect from the global climate talkfest this time around? We tell you what's on the menu. Also this week, the UN has a new climate report and it ain't good news, but there's one thing that did make us smile, and that's the hefty fine dished out to a company for greenwashing. Cop THAT! All that and plenty more on The Canary!
Season 1, Ep. 53
We got there. It didn't look likely at the halfway point, but COP27 finally delivered an international fund to pay for the “loss and damage” which developing nations suffer as a result of climate change. What else was achieved? This week's guest Peter Newman (Distinguished Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University) was in Egypt, and he explains how a few rogue fossil fuel players won a small battle or two, but why they're starting to lose the war. Also this week: punishing plastic polluters, the problem with pet food, and plenty more!
Hypocrisy in plane sight
Season 1, Ep. 52
When are we going to get serious about cutting down on air travel? And why have 1000 aviation industry heavies jetted into Melbourne this week? Alex Mungall from Flight Free Australia joins us to tell us what's going down, and explains why his group will be protesting the Melbourne event. Also this week, the latest from COP27, our provocative solution to a failed plastics recycling scheme, and guess who got arrested again? All that and more on The Canary!
Taken for fossil fools
Season 1, Ep. 51
We're not lawyers or tax accountants, so we can't explain the intricacies of how dozens of Australia's largest fossil fuel companies manage to pay no tax. But we know someone who gets this stuff, so we asked him. In more upbeat news this week, we speak to the head of a grassroots activists group that had a massive win against state-owned logger VicForests. We also invent a new term called a "glitcher"! What's a glitcher – and do you happen to be one? All is revealed in this week's ep!