Knowledge is power. It is the backbone of an alliance that spans the farthest corners of the planet to the laboratories of the most advanced scientific research. In this episode, we explore the terrain where science meets civil society that triggers climate action. With stories of people in the Global South where natural resources "are being used as a weapon."
Because the climate is not just an environmental issue, dealing with climate change also means building a future of peace and stability, especially in regions wounded by conflicts over controlling and managing natural resources. Regions that, in addition to being among the most vulnerable to climate change, are also the hardest hit by social and economic inequity and gender inequality.
Iraq and Colombia are dramatically close, in the words of Salman Khairalla and Paola Arias. They tell us of people's lives crossed by the Tigris and the Euphrates, by scientific reports, by the availability of food and water, by the importance of a civil society that, starting from the best available science, gets itself informed and committed to orient political decisions. Or, in other words, to build the best possible future.
Foresight - Deep into the Future Planet, a podcast produced by the CMCC and FACTA.
The concept, interviews and texts are by Elisabetta Tola and Giulia Bonelli.
The audio editing is by Lisa Lazzarato. The original music is by Massimo Bassan.
The executive producer at CMCC is Mauro Buonocore.
Foresight - Deep into the Future Planet is an initiative of climateforesight.eu