About the podcast
In each episode of ‘Climate Breakdown’, Mathieu will engage with experts from VU Amsterdam and beyond, who approach climate-related issues from various angles. From the global stage of COP28 in Dubai to the legal proceedings in The Hague, the speakers explore the multifaceted efforts of scientists, activists, and practitioners in understanding and addressing the urgent climate crisis.
A world on fire?
What is ‘the state of the climate’ as we enter a new year? Professor van den Hurk addresses this crucial question in the first episode of ‘Climate Breakdown’. He navigates us through the scientific knowledge on the climate crisis, what can be done about it, and he explains more about the fascinating world of the IPCC.
1. 'A World on Fire? The State of the Climate' with VU Professor of Climate Change and Adaptation, Bart van den Hurk. – Available NOW
2. 'Lies, Lawyers, and Litigation' with VU Assistant Professor of Climate Law, Clemens Kaupa, and Sjoukje van Oosterhout. – Available January 25th
3. 'Beyond the Climate Crisis' (Two Parts) with VU Assistant Professors Kristiaan Kok, Ina Lehmann, and Associate Professor Marije Schaafsma. – Available February 1st
4. 'Science and Activism' (Two Parts) with VU Professor in Physics, Davide Iannuzzi, and Assistant Professor Marthe Wens. – Available February 8th
5. 'A World to Win? On Global Climate Politics' with VU Professor of Transnational Environmental Governance and Policy, Philipp Pattberg. – Available February 15th
VU Climate Expertise Centre
Brought to you by the recently launched Climate Expertise Centre of VU Amsterdam, this podcast aims to contribute valuable insights into the challenges and solutions surrounding the climate crisis. The VU Climate Expertise Centre presents scientists from a wide range of research fields to provide insights into the latest climate research and to make knowledge accessible to journalists, policymakers and future partners. By bringing knowledge together, the centre aims to enhance sharing and collaborations to accelerate climate action.
For more information, questions, or to get in touch, please contact Mathieu Blondeel at email@example.com or visit our Climate Expertise Centre website.
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