The Beam Podcast

The Beam Podcast

Do you hear the calls to fight climate change? The calls to mitigate its impact? To be more sustainable to preserve our planet for the generations to come? Sometimes, these calls leave us overwhelmed and confused. And at times, we still ask ourselves, ‘How should we deal with the changing climate?’, ‘What is our response? Is it fast enough?’, ‘How do we make sure that no one is left behind?' With the help of people of climate action around the globe, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, Editor-in-Chief of The Beam Magazine, and Anna Siwecka discuss how to include and inspire a greater number of people to participate in fighting climate change. They talk sustainable design, energy access and transition, women empowerment and more. They reach to the grassroots level, and go beyond cultures. And all of this, to stress the urgency of acting now and to equip us all in the tools needed to take action. Tune in to The Beam Podcast! For more stories on climate action, and to meet the changemakers, go to https://the-beam.com, check out @TheBeamMagazine on Instagram and Twitter. Join the conversation using #TheBeamPodcast Written by: Anne-Sophie Garrigou and Anna Siwecka. Theme music ‘Shape of Me’ by Dr. Hollywood. Production: Anna Siwecka.... Show More

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January 12, 2020 60 min

Adaptation to climate change in developing countries is vital and it is a high and urgent priority for governments. Unfortunately, COP25 in Madrid showed the vast disconnect between the urgency that some communities are feeling at home and the pace of action from our governments.

In this new episode we wanted to raise awareness about the importance of long-term climate change considerations, and feature some good examples ... Read more

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November 29, 2019 59 min

Did you know that women are 14 times more likely to die during natural disasters than men globally? And 80% of people displaced by climate change are women and girls! Studies have also shown that women are at greater risk of sexual and gender-based violence (including rape, sexual exploitation, and assault) during and after disasters. Climate change exacerbates inequalities, especially existing gender inequalities, often resulti... Read more

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About 4,2 billion of us—more than half of humanity—live in cities today. By 2030, which is barely 11 years from now, this figure is expected to reach 5 billion. This rapid urbanisation is exerting a huge pressure on fresh water supplies, sewage, the living environment, and public health, among other things. One of the key figures around cities today is that while the world’s cities occupy just 3 % of the Earth’s land, they accou... Read more

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September 22, 2019 43 min

Let’s start with a seemingly basic but crucial subject in the context of fighting climate change. Is it possible to power our planet with 100% renewable? If so, how do we do that and how can we accelerate the transition? How do we stop subsidising fossil fuels? How can we – me and you – support the transition to clean energy worldwide? Anne-Sophie and Anna discuss renewable policies, changes in the German energy landscape and Ca... Read more

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September 1, 2019 2 min

Do you hear the calls to fight climate change? The calls to mitigate its impact? To be more sustainable to preserve our planet for the generations to come? 

Sometimes, these calls leave us overwhelmed and confused. And at times, we still ask ourselves, ‘How should we deal with the changing climate?’, ‘What is our response? Is it fast enough?’, ‘How do we make sure that no one is left behind?’ 

With the help... Read more

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