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 138 COP26 SPECIAL: Interview with former XR spokesperson Rupert Read on the outcomes of COP26

COP26 debrief with Rupert Read. In the immediate aftermath of COP26, Rupert Read shares his profound disappointment with the outcome of COP26, shares his views for possible ways forward with the COPs, how they might evolve–and talks about the importance

Episode 138 Interview with James Thornton, CEO of legal powerhouse ClientEarth, on using the law to deal with nature loss and climate change

In this hugely inspiring interview, James Thornton, CEO of legal powerhouse ClientEarth, talks about how the firm uses the law to confront nature loss and climate change. This is a powerful testimony to the power of law to build effective regulatory frame

Episode 137 COP26 SPECIAL: Interview with youth activists Sohanur Rahman, Lucy Jordan and John Paul Jose about COP26 –expectations and reality

A fascinating discussion with 3 passionate youth activists from the UK, India and Bangladesh, on 7th November 2021, about their expectations for COP26, what is at stake, their experience on the ground, revealing a broad-based disappointment with COP26, so

Episode 135 COP26 SPECIAL: Professor Mike Hulme talks about his expectations for COP26

Fascinating interview with Professor Mike Hulme on his expectations for COP26, the role and importance of the COPs, and the dangers of an overly scientific approach to climate change.

Episode 134: Interview with Dr Genevieve Guenther on how fossil-fuel interests have manipulated language and the media to suppress support for climate action

In depth discussion of the powerful ongoing ways in which the fossil fuel industry influences communication about climate change– preventing us from not only seeing the true problem of climate change, but also preventing us from envisioning and desiring

Episode 132: Interview with Professor Katharine Hayhoe on how to have a conversation on the highly politicised and divisive subject of climate change

Atmospheric scientist and IPCC author Professor Katharine Hayhoe, a hugely effective communicator about climate change, explains why we need to talk about climate –and advises how to best do it in order to to help inspire collective action.

Episode 131: Interview with French anthropologist Professor Philippe Descola on our relationship with nature

Leading French anthropologist Professor Philippe Descola explores man’s relationship with nature–and suggests how we can, and must today, learn from other ways of connecting to nature–and move beyond the strict separation between the cultural worlds of