DRAWDOWN - Top Tactics

Monday, 6 May 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm


"From this moment on despair ends and tactics begin". 

Radio Team 6th May :Vivien Langford and Kurt Johnson Interviews. Andy Britt -Producer.

  • Sue Holmes - Former Assistant Commissioner with the productivity Commission and now on the board of Get Up!
  • Lachlan Rule - Researcher at Beyond Zero Emissions talking about Refrigerants
  • Joshua Bishop - Head of Sustainable Food with World Wildlife Fund for Nature

Drawdown, by Paul Hawken, ranks solutions to reverse global heating in the gigatonnes of CO2 saved.What are we emitting globally at the moment? According to the Global Carbon Project in 2018 we emitted 37.1 gigatonnes.

We will ask Sue Holmes :What Economic policies are needed to take these practical tactics to global scale?.Are there plenty of jobs for everyone if we focus on the survival of the living world?

We will ask Lachlan Rule to tell us how the world has a binding agreement to phase out climate changing refrigerants. It is called the Kigali Amendment . It's mandatory and there are sanctions. Why is the moment when you throw away your old fridge the most risky for the climate? What labels should you look for in a new air conditioner?

We will learn from Joshua Bishop who spent 6 years in Mali, why food waste is different in countries that throw it away and countries where there is not enough. Joshua works directly with markets as a whole including beef, forest productions, palm oil, seafood and sugar cane. 


DRAWDOWN solutions

#1 A change in refrigerant chemicals used in air con and fridges could save 89.74 GIGATONNES.

#3  Reducing Food waste at the source and by the consumer could save 70.53 GIGATONNES

Study Guide

This show is dedicated to Polly Higgins https://www.monbiot.com/2019/03/30/law-of-nature/

Refrigeration https://www.drawdown.org/solutions/materials/refrigerant-management

YOUTube on Refrigerant management :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0y97pxkHvU

Youtube Paul Hawken on Food waste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb8rfJuG1wA

Carbon Taxes How they work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWM9gIVvm78

Take the Quiz https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2019/04/specials/climate-change-solutions-quiz/index.html

Top articles

Bill Mc Kibben quoting Tim Buckley from IEEFA on stranded assets and fossil fuel trends : https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/04/04/future-without-fossil-fuels/

George Monbiot  on civic rebellion on climate inaction "No one is coming to save us".


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