The Sustainability Agenda

The Sustainability Agenda explores today’s biggest sustainability questions with leading sustainability thinkers.

These experts discuss their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working –and what needs to change — and think about the future of sustainability.


All Episodes

Episode 174: Interview with Professor Daniel Aldrich on resilience and the importance of social capital in post-disaster recovery, first aired October 2021

In this deep dive on resilience, Professor Daniel Aldrich gives a fascinating overview of different ways of thinking about resilience—focussing in particular on the kind of resilience that allows...

Episode 173: Interview with Scottish author Martin MacInnes on contemporary literature and the climate crisis

In-depth, frank, and fascinating exploration of contemporary literature’s response to current environmental crises, with contemporary Scottish author Martin MacInnes, author of the recently published, In Ascension. Martin believes that...

Episode 172: Professor Neta Crawford discusses the emissions of the Pentagon — the world’s largest single greenhouse gas emitter.

In this eye-opening interview, Professor Neta Crawford discusses the research in her new book The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War focussing on the huge carbon footprint of the Pentagon...

Episode 171: Interview with Dr Jeffrey Kiehl, climate scientist and Jungian analyst.

In this fascinating interview, first aired April 13th 2021, Dr. Jeffrey Kiehl brings to bear two very different ways of thinking about climate change: the scientific and the psychological—and...

Episode 169: Interview with environmental anthropologist Peter Sutoris on new models for schooling and environmental activism.

In this inspiring interview, Peter Sutoris shares the results of his research into grassroots environmental activism and education–and provides an array of ideas on teaching and community based action needed to deal with to the deeply challenging environ

Episode 168: Veteran activist Stephen Corry, former CEO of Survival International, provides a coruscating analysis of the outcome of COP15

In this hard-hitting, no-holds barred interview, Stephen Corry, who has been working as
indigenous rights activist for some 50 years, provides a coruscating analysis of the outcome of COP15.

Episode 167: Interview with Professor Daniela Gabor on funding the transition to a low carbon economy, first aired June 2021

In this fascinating interview, first aired in June 2021, Daniela discusses the eye-opening sums of money needed to achieve a transition to a low carbon economy –how this can be funded, the role of state in dealing with current environmental challenges,

Episode 166. Pascoe Sabido from Corporate Europe Observatory reflects on the outcome of COP27

Pascoe Sabido from Corporate Europe Observatory reflects on the outcome of COP27 — and discusse the way in which fossil fuel lobbyists operate at the COPs and within the EU to stall and block policies to deal with climate change.