Momentum VS Perfection: The Biggest Question in Climate Right Now? (Part Two)

Type: Podcast

Synopsis/Synopsis of the Podcast:  In this mini-series Momentum vs Perfection by Outrage + Optimism, Peter Bakker takes part in an insightful discussion with the Podcast hosts Tom Rivett-Carnac and Fiona McRaith who seek to deepen their exploration of the tensions in the climate movement outlined in episode one, and look to see how we might begin to move past the current impasse to accelerate action in this decisive decade.

Through the rhetoric of "the glass half empty and half full”,  Peter explains that there has been much progress in raising awareness and embedding a sense of urgency. However, while some companies set science-based targets, only a few of them made climate transition plans and disclosed their progress against those targets.

To accelerate the transition to an economy that is sustainable, nature positive and inclusive, corporate climate accountability is key.

Listen to the Podcast here ; Peter’s intervention is at 40:00.

In addition to Peter Bakker, the Podcast features a great line-up of speakers:  

  • Justin Forsyth, Co-Founder Count Us In, a radical collaboration of business, faith, sport, and civil society to inspire a billion people to take climate action.
    Farhana Yamin, Lawyer/Author/Activist & Keynote Speaker. Farhana is an internationally recognized environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert. She works part time at the Doc Society coordinating the Climate Reframe Project which seeks to amplify the voice of climate activists and experts from racialized minorities in the UK environment movement.
  • Peter Bakker, President & CEO WBCSD, the global CEO-led community of the world’s leading sustainable businesses working collectively to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net zero, nature positive, and equitable future.
  • Sister True Dedication, Zen Buddhist monastic teacher in Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village Community
  • Prof Helen Pankhurst CBE. CARE International, MMU, UOS. Senior Advisor at international humanitarian agency CARE International, women’s rights activist, and the direct descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst and Sylvia Pankhurst, both leaders in the suffragette movement.

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