Podcast Collection | COP26, Climate Justice Planet B: Everything Must Change

Planet B: Everything Must Change – Episode 1 (Work)

Commute. Pollute. Repeat. What are we working for?

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01:06:03

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In the first episode of Planet B: Everything Must Change, a six-part series from Novara Media and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London, host Dalia Gebrial tackles the future of work.

As the climate changes, what kinds of work will we find ourselves doing? Which of our jobs will be valued, and which will become obsolete? What would a "just transition" look like for workers? And what hope do we have for a global Green New Deal?

Dalia gets expert insight from UK Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, journalist and author Sarah Jaffe, Gaby Jeliaskov, just transition campaigner at Platform, Seb Ordoñez from War on Want, international human rights lawyer Kavita Naidu, and Vicente Unay, secretary general at National Union Of Workers In The Power Industry.

Produced by Freddie Stuart.
Music and sound by Ben Heyderman.
Illustrations by Tomekah George.
Design by Pietro Garrone.

Planet B: Everything Must Change – Episode 2 (Land)

How has the logic of extraction and commodification shaped the land we live on?

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01:00:04

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In the second episode of Planet B: Everything Must Change, Harpreet Kaur Paul finds out how the way we're using land is accelerating the climate crisis and violating the rights of local communities.

How has the logic of extraction and commodification shaped the land we live on? And how can we reorient our relationship with the natural world and create a livable planet for everyone?

Expert insights come from Alex Wijeratna, campaign director at Mighty Earth, researcher and activist Hamza Hamouchene, Kirtana Chandrasekaran from Friends of the Earth, and Green New Deal campaigner Dusan Pajovic.

Produced by Freddie Stuart.
Music and sound by Ben Heyderman.
Illustrations by Tomekah George.
Design by Pietro Garrone.
In partnership with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London.

Planet B: Everything Must Change – Episode 3 (Infrastructure)

Dalia Gebrial finds out why infrastructure has become a touchstone for climate movements across the Global North

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In the third episode of Planet B: Everything Must Change, a podcast made with Novara Media and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London, host Dalia Gebrial finds out why infrastructure has become a touchstone for climate movements across the global north.

From Bernie Sanders' Green New Deal for public housing to Jeremy Corbyn's pledge of a green industrial revolution, this kind of climate policy is focused on large-scale investment, expansion and abundance.

But what's missing from these high-tech visions of a cleaner, greener future? As Dalia finds out, the promise of green infrastructure is constrained by capitalism and bound up in economic policy that punishes debt-laden countries in the global south.

This episode features insights from public economist Yanis Varoufakis, climate journalist Kate Aronoff, Emilia Reyes of Mexican civil society organization Equidad de Género and human rights activist Zo Randriamaro.

Produced by Freddie Stuart.
Music and sound by Ben Heyderman.
Illustrations by Tomekah George.
Design by Pietro Garrone.
Made in partnership with Novara Media and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London.

Planet B: Everything Must Change – Episode 4 (Water)

Harpreet Kaur Paul asks why water, the most basic necessity of life, always has a price

Duration

57:20

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How have we come to see our oceans as either a vehicle for trade or a site of limitless resources? In the fourth episode of Planet B, host Harpreet Kaur Paul asks why water, the most basic necessity of life, always has a price.

Instead of treating the ocean as a space for frictionless accumulation, can we imagine a "blue new deal" that refuses to carve up water into routes and resources controlled by the most powerful?

This episode features insights from Tina Ngata, an advocate for environmental, Indigenous and human rights based in Te Ika A Maui (the North Island of New Zealand), Laleh Khalili, Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London, Elif Saracan, an activist for the Kurdish Womens Movement, and Elizabeth Johnson, a Professor in the Department of Geography at Durham University.

Produced by Freddie Stuart.
Music and sound by Ben Heyderman.
Illustrations by Tomekah George.
Design by Pietro Garrone.
In partnership with Novara Media and the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London.

Planet B: Jeremy Corbyn on Green Industrial Revolution

A bonus episode of Planet B: Everything Must Change with Jeremy Corbyn

Duration

27:56

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In this bonus episode from the podcast series Planet B: Everything Must Change, Jeremy Corbyn lays out his hopes for the global fight against climate breakdown.

The Labour MP talks to Dalia Gebrial about environmental reparations, a just transition in the North Sea oil sector, the influence of lobbyists and his belief in the power of grassroots organisation.

This extended interview follows episode one of Planet B on the topic of work. 
Produced in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation London.

Planet B: Julian Brave NoiseCat on Apocalypse and Indigenous Resistance

Activist and journalist Julian Brave NoiseCat explains the importance of land rights and sovereignty in the fight against climate breakdown

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30:39

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Activist and journalist Julian Brave NoiseCat explains the importance of land rights and sovereignty in the fight against climate breakdown in an extended interview from Planet B: Everything Must Change.

Speaking to Harpreet Kaur Paul, the vice-president of progressive think tank Data for Progress explores the long history of Indigenous resistance to land colonialism, including the protests at Standing Rock.

He also argues that the Indigenous experience of genocide as an apocalyptic event has produced forms of knowledge that could help humanity adapt to climate breakdown.

Produced by Freddie Stuart.
Music and sound by Ben Heyderman.
Illustrations by Tomekah George.
Design by Pietro Garrone.
Made in partnership with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London.

Planet B: Kate Aronoff on What America's Climate Role Should Be

Climate journalist Kate Aronoff explores the power – and limitations – of the Green New Deal

Duration

39:29

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Climate journalist Kate Aronoff explores the power – and limitations – of the Green New Deal in this extended interview from the Planet B series.

Why are large-scale infrastructure projects seen as pivotal to the political success of any climate strategy? And what would happen if we looked at our infrastructure needs – from housing and energy to water and transport – through the lens of a global Green New Deal?

The author of Overheated talks to Harpreet Kaur Paul about America's role in the global fight against climate breakdown and why the original New Deal has become such an important touchstone for the movement.

Produced by Freddie Stuart.
Music and sound by Ben Heyderman.
Illustrations by Tomekah George.
Design by Pietro Garrone.
Made with Novara Media and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London.

Planet B: Noam Chomsky on Indigenous Demands and Roosevelt's Legacy

Noam Chomsky warns against a Green New Deal that would save capitalism rather than dismantling it

Duration

36:43

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Noam Chomsky warns against a Green New Deal that would save capitalism rather than dismantling it in an extended interview from Planet B: Everything Must Change.

The eminent activist and political writer talks to Dalia Gebrial about his vision of a Green New Deal and the lessons we can take from Franklin D. Roosevelt's original political project. He also laments the fate of the Amazon and explains why we must centre the demands of Indigenous peoples in order to bring about a just transition.

An extract from this interview appears in episode two of Planet B on Land.

Produced by Freddie Stuart.
Music and sound by Ben Heyderman.
Illustrations by Tomekah George.
Design by Pietro Garrone.
In partnership with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London.

Planet B: Sarah Jaffe on Green Work or No Work

The author of Work Won’t Love You Back talks to Dalia Gebrial about the "good, green union jobs" and why there won't be enough of them to go round

Duration

37:30

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Sarah Jaffe contrasts the demand for green jobs with the growing resistance to work in a extended interview from Planet B: Everything Must Change.

The author of Work Won’t Love You Back talks to Dalia Gebrial about the "good, green union jobs" and why there won't be enough of them to go round, and explains why campaigning for a just transition starts with showing up on the picket lines.

Produced by Freddie Stuart.
Music and sound by Ben Heyderman.
Illustrations by Tomekah George.
Design by Pietro Garrone.
In partnership with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London.