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Month: September 2022

Adapting Ocean Governance for a World of Rising Seas with Dr. Nilufer Oral

The law of the sea convention adopted by the UN in 1982 defines the economic and political sea boundaries critical to small island states, but the rights it guarantees are threatened by rising sea levels. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Nilufar Oral, Director of the Center for International Law at the National University of Singapore and Co-Chair of the UN’s sea level rise study group, on how vulnerable states are advocating for updated protections.

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Zero Emission Zones with Rotterdam’s Arjan Oranje

Could designating city areas carbon emission free zones be key to the decarbonisation of urban mobility? In this episode, we talk to Arjan Oranje, Rotterdam’s program manager for zero emission mobility, about the Netherlands’ approach to mobility decarbonisation and how they’re collaborating with a variety of stakeholders to make emission free zones reality.

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Learning from Luxembourg’s Approach to EVs with Minister of Mobility Francois Bausch

What can EV adoption incentives learn from how we’ve subsidized industries in the past? In this episode, we speak with Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Mobility Francois Bausch, to learn more about Luxembourg’s approach to mobility decarbonisation and the surprising reason he thinks it’s just like cell phones.

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Using Cryptocurrency to Reward Sustainable Transportation with Paulo Humanes

What if there was an app on your phone that paid you in cryptocurrency every time you chose a lower-emissions mode of transportation? We sat down with Paulo Humanes, a Director at Portuguese Mobility Technology Development Center CEiiA, where they’re developing exactly that under the name AYR.

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Using Solar Energy to Power Large Scale Compost with Chris Seney

In an attempt to reduce methane emissions, California’s SB 1383 has mandated municipalities dramatically increase the amount of organic waste they compost. But responsibly composting at such a large scale takes energy. We spoke to Chris Seney of Republic Services about how their first of its kind solar powered compost facility in Chula Vista, California, could provide a carbon emissions free way to power composting’s expansion.

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