The Sustainability Agenda

Hosted ByFergal Byrne

Exploring today's sustainability questions with leading experts.


All Episodes

E157: Interview with American theologian, philosopher, and environmentalist John B. Cobb

John B. Cobb talks about his half-century long commitment to the environment, and environmental ethics, his life long work as a theologian and philosopher, and why, ay 97, he has cofounded Living Earth Movement to inspire global cooperation for the sake o

Episode 156: interview with Dasha Karma Ura, President of the Center for Bhutan studies, and Gross National Happiness Research

Discussion of the Bhutanese philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH) based on measures of individual and collective happiness, well-being of the population, and relationship with the environment, underpinned by Buddhist values.

Episode 155: Art curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses the role of art in climate communications and activism

A wide-ranging discussion with art critic and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist on ecology and contemporary art–focussing on his work at the Serpentine Gallery in London–and the potential for climate and environmental art today.

Episode 154: Interview with Professor Helen Thompson on her new book Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st century.

Fascinating interview exploring the interwoven geopolitical, economic, and political history of Western democratic societies revealing the way in which the battles for energy and for resources has ultimately led to many recent crises

Episode 153: Lord Adair Turner on the role of Carbon Dioxide Removals (CDR) in meeting global climate objectives

Lord Adair Turner discussed the work of the Energy Transitions Commission –and the Commission’s recent report on the role of Carbon Dioxide Removals (CDR) in meeting global climate objectives.

Episode 152: Interview with Timothée Parrique: why we need to degrow the economy. Now.

Timothee Parrique discusses the latest research on degrowth economics, how the IPCC is embracing the idea of degrowth, and why green growth is not the answer.

Episode 151: Professor Robert Eccles discusses ESG trends, and the importance of sustainability standards

A fascinating discussion with Professor Robert Eccles, one of the world’s leading authorities on ESG, on the role of ESG factors in investment, the development of new sustainability standards, and investors’ changing attitudes to sustainability.

Episode 150: Sunrise co-founder William Lawrence shares some lessons and insights from the growth and development of the Sunrise movement

A deep dive with Sunrise co-founder William Lawrence on the key lessons and insights from the growth and development of the Sunrise movement.

Episode 149 Professor Kevin Gallagher and Richard Kozul-Wright discuss their ideas for a new Bretton Woods to deal with inequality and climate breakdown

How can the Bretton Woods institutions be reformed to stabilise international finance, align trade and investment rules with climate and development goals?