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
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 resulting in more negative impacts for women. We call this the gender-climate links, or the gender dimensions to the climate crisis, a global issue that we absolutely wanted to explore in this third episode of The Beam Podcast. 

Guests:

  • Sheila Oparaocha, International Coordinator and Programme Manager at ENERGIA,
  • Katherine Lucey, Founder and CEO of Solar Sister, 
  • Dr Katharine Wilkinson, Vice-President of Communication & Engagement and Lead Writer at Project Drawdown. 
  • For more stories on climate action, and to meet the changemakers, go to https://the-beam.com, check out @TheBeamMagazine on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation using #TheBeamPodcast 

    The Beam Podcast is written by Anne-Sophie Garrigou (@GarrigouAnneSo) and Anna Siwecka (@OutwithAnna). Production and sound editing by Anna Siwecka. Theme music by Dr Hollywood. 

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