Blah blah blah? What's at stake in global climate and biodiversity talks

Sunday, 7 November 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Southern Right Whale

Two global meetings are underway: COP26, in which world leaders are meeting to make new goals on addressing climate change, and COP15, the international meeting on biodiversity, where nations are discussing a goal to protect a third of the land and seas. Climate activist Greta Thunberg has criticised the meetings for just being a talk fest. So what's at stake?

In this episode, we speak to Mibu Fischer from the CSIRO who recently published a paper on Indigenous management of the seas as part of the Future Seas project. Mibu explains how Indigenous rights are intimately bound to climate change and biodiversity loss.

Also, Gretta Pecl from the Insitute of Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, explains how climate change is altering our southern seas, and questions whether simply protecting a third of the oceans is enough.


Sunday 11:30am to 12:00pm
Information about marine and coastal environments. News and interviews with marine scientists, campaigners and conservation workers. Presented by volunteer broadcasters who are passionate about marine environments, both local and across the world.


Andrew, Erin, Heather, James and Matt.