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America Adapts - The Climate Change Podcast

A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. On the America Adapts podcast, we explore the challenges presented by adapting to climate change, the national movement that has begun to drive change, and the approaches that the field's best minds believe are already working. Join climate change adaptation expert Doug Parsons as he talks with scientists, activists, policymakers and journalists about the choices we face and the people who make them. The climate adaptation conversation, and the movement, starts here. America Adapts - building a community of Adapters!
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Jul 26, 2017

In episode 46 of America Adapts , it’s a two segment show. First, Doug talks with Charlie Abrams and Jeremy Clark, two 13 year olds from Portland, Oregon about their amazing climate change activism. The second segment is our third edition of Australia Adapts with Dr. Johanna Nalua, where she talks with Dr. Jean Palutikof, the Director and Founder of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility based in Queensland, Australia. 

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In this Episode:

YOUTH MEETS CLIMATE CHANGE – Doug meets with Charlie and Jeremy, on the steps of the US capitol to talk about their climate change activism: everything from lobbying their state government on clean energy, to visiting their congressional delegation to support climate legislation.

TWO GREEN LEAVES – Charlie and Jeremy also discuss their climate blog, Two Green Leaves.

AUSTRALIA ADAPTS – Johanna talks with Dr. Palutikof’s and her unique history working in the climate change field. Dr. Palutikof also discusses the challenges of adaptation research at the local government level and some of the innovative work occurring across Australia.

Interviewed in this episode:
Charlie Abrams
Jeremy Clark
Dr. Jean Palutikof

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Links in episode:
https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/07/middle-schoolers-take-climate-action/
http://www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/two-portland-fifth-graders-blog-about-climate-change/

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National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
https://www.griffith.edu.au/business-government/griffith-institute-tourism/about-us/staff/dr-johanna-nalau

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 For more information on this podcast, visit the website at http://www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Itunes.  

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Jul 17, 2017

In episode 45 of America Adapts - in a first - host Doug Parsons travels to Kampala, Uganda to cover the CBA11 (Community Based Adaptation).  This podcast consists of multiple conversations with conference attendees representing countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States.  If you want to learn how the rest of the world approaches adaptation, this podcast is for you!

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In this Episode:

WHAT IS CBA? – Conference organizer, Hannah Reid explains what is community based adaptation and the role the conference plays in the knowledge exchange of this discipline.

AFRICAN ADAPTATION – Doug talks with two adaptation planners from Malawi, Phina Rocha, Irish Aid, and Dorothy Tembo, Senior Programme Officer, Centre For Environmental Policy and Advocacy and the challenges facing developing countries in developing national adaptation plans.

DISASTER MANAGEMENT - Anita Van Breda, from World Wildlife Fund, talks disaster management planning and risk reduction at World Wildlife Fund and their unique approaches in engaging developing countries in these efforts.

CLIMATE JUSTICE - Doug talks resilience planning with Rebecca Carter of the World Resources Institute; Doug also discusses issues of climate justice and communicating adaptation to younger generations in developing countries with Heather McGray of the Climate Justice Resilience Fund.

AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS – Doug talks with Manuel Mutimmcuio, Director of Human Development, at the world famous Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.  Manuel describes the tumultuous history of the park and currents efforts to address climate change while working with local communities that count on the park for their livelihoods.

INTERNATIONAL DONORS - Doug talks with Dr. Arno Sckeyde, from the German agency, GIZ, on the role of governments and international aid. Doug also talks with Tom Derr of the Peace Corps and some of their innovative adaptation work, partnering with the World Wildlife Fund, in Uganda.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR CBA – Conference founder, Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director at the International Center for Climate Change and Development discusses the history of the CBA and what the challenges and opportunities for this field going forward.

And there’s much more!

Pictures from CBA11:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/iied/albums/72157685421464286/with/35166877190/ 

Key Quotes:
“I hope the US looks beyond their borders more to understand the challenges developing countries are dealing with regarding climate change impacts.” Hannah Reid, IIED

Interviewed in this episode:

Hannah Reid, Conference Organizer, International Institute for Environment and Development
Anita Van Breda
, Senior Director, Environment and Disaster Management, World Wildlife Fund
Phina Rocha, Irish Aid, Malawi
Dorothy Tembo, Senior Programme Officer, Centre For Environmental Policy and Advocacy
Rebecca Carter, Deputy Director, Climate Resilience Practice, World Resources Institute
David Kintu, Executive Director, Nature Palace Foundation
Heather McGray, Director, Climate Justice Resilience Fund
Dr. Arno Sckeyde, Climate Change Facilitator, GIZ (Germany)
Manuel Mutimmcuio, Director of Human Development, Gorongosa National Park
Romy Chevallier, Senior Researcher, South African Institute of International Affairs
Tom Derr, U.S. Peace Corps Uganda
Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director, International Center for Climate Change and Development and Senior Fellow, IIED

CBA11 on on Facebook and Twitter:
#cba11
@IIED
https://www.facebook.com/theIIED/

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/america-adapts-climate-change/id1133023095?mt=2
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On Twitter: @usaadapts

Links in episode:
www.envirodm.org (WWF’s Environment and Disaster Management website, which provides resources for environmentally responsible disaster recovery, reconstruction, and risk reduction, including the Green Recovery and Reconstruction Training Toolkit (GRRT), the Flood Green Guide, and a 24/7 helpdesk Green Recovery Connect.)
http://www.eecentre.org/assessments (Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action - A joint USAID, OCHA, UN Environment, UNHCR, WWF and MSB Initiative)
Information on Uganda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda
Conference Information
https://www.iied.org/11th-international-conference-community-based-adaptation-cba11

America Adapts also has its own app for your listening pleasure!  Just visit the App store on Apple or Google Play on Android and search “America Adapts.”

Join the climate change adaptation movement by supporting America Adapts!  Please consider supporting this podcast by donating through America Adapts fiscal sponsor, the Social Good Fund. All donations are now tax deductible!

 For more information on this podcast, visit the website at http://www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Itunes.  

Write a review on Itunes!
America Adapts on Facebook!  
Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group.
Check us out, we’re also on YouTube!
Producer Dan Ackerstein
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Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com .

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