Community Show

The Community Show is a one hour podcast focusing on activism and campaigning is recorded live every Monday at 5pm. The show aims to provide up-to-date news about community campaigns, actions and events from around Australia, including interviews with members of the climate action group community.
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What do Climate Scientists get up to in Antarctica?

This show was broadcast on Mon 2nd May 2016

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We go behind the scenes and talk live to the scientists currently working in and studying the Antarctic. Their work deepens our understanding of the role the region plays in the global climate system, and the implications for marine ecosystems.

Dr David Etheridge - CSIRO
Dr Sue Cook - Glaciologist - University of Tasmania
Prof Tony Worby - CEO acecrc.org.au




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Feeding Ideas to Government for the "TRANSITIONS ELECTION"

This show was broadcast on Mon 25th April 2016 


Friends of the Earth Australia brought Carteret Islanders here on tour and Lyn Bender talks about meeting Ursula Rakova (pictured).

Nikola Casule is from Greenpeace and will highlight the Great Barrier Reef and the urgent need to stop exporting coal. 

Claire O'Rourke will talk about the report Solar Citizens and GetUp! commissioned on policies and HOW to remove the actual government roadblocks on the way to 100% renewable energy. 

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Read More:
https://www.greenpeace.org.au/blog/great-barrier-reef-coral-bleaching-photos/

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Clive Hamilton and Robert Manne talk about Paris

This show was broadcast on Mon 18th April 2016

Are scientists politically naïve demanding urgent emissions cuts?
Will government pledges need to be enforced by blockadia?
Is there hope for the climate at last?


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Read More:

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/news/articles/2016/release/is-there-hope-for-the-climate-at-last

http://podcast.bze.org.au/storage/climate-council_extreme-heat.pdf

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/issue/

http://muckrack.com/drvox

https://www.themonthly.com.au/author/robert-manne

Renewable Energy Superpower

This show was broadcast on Mon 11th April 2016

China's State Grid Chairman says "The only hurdle to overcome is 'mindset'. There is no technical challenge at all."

Live recording from the Renewable Energy Superpower launch in Sydney.

The speakers will be:

Gerard Drew - Research Director, Beyond Zero Emissions
Tim Buckley - Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, www.ieefa.org
Emma Herd - CEO of Investor Group on Climate Change, www.igcc.org.au
Dr Mehreen Faruqi - Greens NSW MP
The Hon Mark Butler MP - Shadow Minister for the Environment

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Read More:

Electric Vehicles: http://www.mehreenfaruqi.org.au/greens-push-for-electric-car-incentives-in-nsw/

IEEFA conducts research and analyses on financial and economic issues related to energy and the environment. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy and to reduce dependence on coal and other non-renewable energy resources.

More here on IEEFA research: http://ieefa.org/category/subject/reports/

Is this the end of economic Growth?

This show was broadcast on Mon 4th April 2016


SLF Debate on Crafting the next economic system, a different way of living to prevent collapse.
Growth is stagnating, inequality is rising, resource constraints are pressing, and environmental impacts are worsening. So is this the end of economic growth as we know it?
And if not, how do we transition to a new model that keeps growth contributing to thriving societies, without social and environmental collapse?
Guests:
Miriam Lyons from Getup! 
Ian Dunlop - member of The Club of Rome, Chairman of Safe Climate Australia
Jan Owens - author of "The Future Chasers"
Anthony James - MC from The Understandascope

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Read More:
http://www.upworthy.com/a-bright-yellow-suitcase-is-saving-moms-and-babies-around-the-world?g=2&c=tpstream

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Tim Flannery at Seattle Town Hall

This show was broadcast on Mon 28th March 2016


Thanks to Radio Eco Shock in Vancouver for this recording. Professor Tim Flannery talks about his new book "Atmosphere of Hope"

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The Race to 100% Renewables

This show was broadcast on Mon 21th March 2016

Can we get there by incremental steps or should we go the whole hog?
The Great debate from Sustainable Living Festival

As climate change poses an existential threat, Cam Walker (Friends of the Earth) argues we need to engage everyone. People start with the incremental steps building community consensus then go the whole hog of shutting down coal fired power and installing bold new solar power with storage. The people at Port Augusta in S.A are shining the way and Cam describes how communities move mountains.
Craig Wilkins from Conservation Council of South Australia, tells how renewable ownership radicalises people. BZE's Miwa Tominaga reveals how volunteers work together on no compromise plans that become the norm in no time. Cassy O'Connor and Senator Janet Rice explain how the race to get 100% renewables is being fought in parliament.
Guests:

Cassy O’Connor - former Tasmanian Minister for Climate Change


Craig Wilkins - Chief Executive, Conservation SA


Miwa Tominaga - Beyond Zero Emissions


Janet Rice - Federal Senator for Victoria


Cam Walker - Friends of the Earth National Campaigns Coordinator


MC: Miriam Lyons - GetUp!’s Senior Campaigner

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Further Reading:
http://reneweconomy.com.au/2016/climate-council-calls-on-all-states-terr...
Friends of the Earth Newsletter:

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Does Energy Efficiency Mean Living in a Cave?

This show was broadcast on Mon 14th March 2016

Verena Streitferdt (UTS) on Thailand

Alistair Sprould (UNSW) on Freiburg’s path to energy efficiency

Martina Blum (City of  Zurich) Environmental Engineer on The 2,000 watt society

Gareth Johnston on “We mean Business” 

 How do other countries get citizens to use less energy?

Martina Blum explains how The citizens of Zurich voted  to lower their usage to 2000 watts per person each year. Now they are getting behind government spending on public transport and a massive renovation of buildings. Electricity companies in the country are required to buy produced surplus energy for four times the price that they are selling it for. This policy makes it possible to design buildings that make money for their owners. 

Citizens promote mantras like “use it, don’t own it” and make eco holidays in Switzerland more attractive than carbon intensive flights overseas.

In Thailand innovative financing gives an incentive to insulate and replace carbon intensive machinery. Although most countries efficiencies are motivated by the high costs of importing fuel, Australia can learn a lot about a new attitude to energy according to Verena Streitferdt  and A/Professor Alistair Sproul .

Beyond countries we look at multi-national corporations with  Gareth Johnston from “We mean business “. With the clear framework of the Paris Climate agreement in one hand, he helps them  work on global plans to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Links for the podcast

https://mgenhaus.wordpress.com/research/energy-efficiency-in-zurich/ 

http://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/our-research/institute-sustainable-futures/events/2016-australian-summer-study 

http://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/stories/ikea 

http://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/stories/mars


https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/our-research/institute-sustainable-futures/news/summer-study-fires-energy?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=summer_study_fires_up_energy_productivity&utm_campaign=thewrap_march_2016

Protecting the Scientists Who Protect Us

This show was broadcast on Mon 7th March 2016

CSIRO cuts, Antarctic climate research and Lighter footprints

Claude Lorius a French glaciologist, showed the climate history in an Antarctic Ice Core.
In the film "Ice and Sky" we see how his team traced back 400,000 years and the alarming impact of increased carbon in the last two centuries. As an old man we see him dismayed by the attacks of climate sceptics and deniers. The panel at Transitions Film Festival discuss this in terms of cuts to the CSIRO and the climate science that would keep us safe.Caroline Ingvarson won a prize for her local leadership in Lighter Footprints and we celebrate the achievements of her climate action group.

Guests:

Dr Malte Meinshausen - Director, Australian-German College, The University of Melbourne
Dr Liz Connor - Founder, Climate Guardians
Victoria McKenzie-McHarg
- Climate Campaign Manager, Australian Conservation Foundation
Kate Auty
- Vice Chancellor's Fellow, The University of Melbourne
Caroline Ingvarson
- Lighter Footprints
Katerina GAITA
. Climatefor Change
John Wiseman
. Melbourne University
Adam Bumpus
. MELBOURNE University

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Flying Blind: navigating climate change without the CSIRO  (Climate Council)
Ice and sky 
Transitions Film Festival
Lighter Footprints

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At the Sustainable Living Festival

This show was broadcast on Mon 29nd Feb 2016

On today's BZE Radio show we look at:
Farmers keeping Carbon in the soil, Future Super keeps carbon out and Penang Citizens lower their carbon footprint.

Guests:

Deane Belfield - Australian Regenerative Farmers Association

Simon Sheikh - Future Super

Thing Siew Shuen - Penang Green Council

Jeremy Leggett - "Winning the carbon war"

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BZE ranked in top 10 of global think tanks to watch in 2016 by the University of Pennsylvania