CLIMATE ACTION RADIO SHOW
January 23rd 2023 First broadcast March 21st 2022
PRODUCED BY VIVIEN LANGFORD
SEEDS , SOLIDARITY AND SEATS AT THE CLIMATE TABLE
CAMILLA BECKET - Film maker of The seeds of Vandana Shiva SCREENING AT TFF
GEORGE WOODS - Poet and Lock the Gates Alliance campaigner
TACK DANIELS - with AMELIA GOONERAGE . A Maori perspective on negotiating. Keep our shared future front of mind.
As people at the top flounder, local climate solutions can be found in farming, flood preparedness and at high level negotiations where indigenous perspectives are sidelined or misunderstood. It's urgent that we let local people and First Nations protectors lead the way in climate adaptation.
Vandana Shiva knew this when she paid attention to the Chipko women in India hugging trees to preserve forests. She listened again when village women gave her their diverse seeds to preserve resilience against the monoculture "seeds of suicide" from Monsanto.
George Woods knows this after decades campaigning against fossil fuels in the coal and gas regions of Australia. She says the social capital built up for example in the battles for Bentley, Bylong and Gloucester have created a love and solidarity that is now being tested by historic floods. Her poem voicing the flooding emotions we feel about coal's ongoing dominance is in the anthology - The Tide will Take it.: https://puncherandwattmann.com/product/the-tide-will-take-it/(link is external)
Tack Daniels in N.Z. knows this from a lifetime of high level negotiations. He talks to Amelia who was a youth delegate to COP26. His Maori perspective insists that indigenous people must retain control of their knowledge. He is confident that non-indigenous people can learn a lot about power sharing and keeping the focus on our shared future.
Climate Action Collective