Tackling the Climate Crisis | The Development Podcast

World Bank | The Development Podcast

Dec 4 2023 • 35 mins

The 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) comes at the heels of the hottest year in human history. Our newest episode of The Development Podcast delves into the impact of the climate crisis and urgent solutions to address it. This episode marks the launch of our new limited series on how to create a world free of poverty on a livable planet. Over the next 5 episodes, we’ll explore critical issues affecting planet, people and prosperity.

Today, we turn our attention to the planet as we speak with three high-profile guests about climate change. We'll also hear from a climate advocate in Samoa and other youth activists. Join us as we speak to Her Excellency, Hon. Fiamē Naomi Mata'Afa, Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Samoa on how the fallout of climate change impacts Small Island Developing States; Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on emissions reduction and climate solutions; the World Bank’s Anna Bjerde, Managing Director of Operations, on the Bank’s role in climate action; and Brianna Fruean, a young climate advocate from Samoa who shares her own experiences.

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Timestamps

[00:00] Welcome: Introducing the topic and speakers

[02:37] Climate activism: Voices from Samoa

[08:41] Samoa: Climate crisis, infrastructure challenges, role of women, challenges ahead, COP28

[16:49] Climate activism: Voices from Ghana

[18:06] UNEP: Scaling the challenge, greenhouse gas emissions, urgent actions and investments, climate game changers

[25:59] Climate activism: Voices from Egypt

[26:56] World Bank: Climate game changers, financing climate action, Country Climate Development Reports, hope on the horizon

[33:06] Climate activism: Voices from Chile and Samoa

[34:43] Closure and thanks for tuning in!

Featured Voices

  • Her Excellency, Hon. Fiamē Naomi Mata'Afa, Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Samoa
  • Inger Andersen, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director
  • Anna Bjerde, Managing Director of Operations, World Bank
  • Brianna Fruean, Climate Change Advocate, Samoa

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This international development podcast brings together the data, research—and solutions—that can pave the way to a sustainable future. Through conversations focused on revealing the latest data, the best research, and cutting-edge solutions, let us introduce you to the folks working to make the world a better place. Listen and subscribe for free on your favorite platform. And rate our show! ;)

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