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"Big Ideas Into Action" is the relaunched podcast from the World Resources Institute, bringing you the big ideas that combat the world's most pressing environmental and developmental challenges. You'll hear the voices of those meeting the challenges on the ground across the globe and find out about the way we're finding the answers and translating them into action. We'll be podcasting in series of six to eight at a time, once a week, with occasional special episodes to add our insights and analysis in response to big events. The World Resources Institute works around the globe to turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We focus on seven urgent global challenges that must be addressed to reduce poverty, grow economies and protect natural systems: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, cities, and the ocean.

WRI's Big Ideas Into Action podcast

30 Episodes

Episodes

How much do air quality and pollution issues affect women and girls, and how much can solutions to those problems be helped by making sure they have a seat at... more

With the world continuing to struggle with the cost of the Covid 19 pandemic, what are the chances that humanity's continued ill-treatment of nature will lead to the emergence of... more

One of the biggest challenges of a transition to a low carbon world is to change the way we get around. Electrifying transport is a key element of this, but... more

Coal is one of the most potent drivers of climate change. Phasing it out is critical for cutting harmful emissions and transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Yet despite rising commitments... more

Is it possible to predict conflict? That's what the Water, Peace and Security Partnership's machine learning early warning tool sets out to do. Four times a year the predictions are... more

What are the Stories To Watch for 2022? Every year WRI works out what the important ones are for the year ahead and presents them to the world. This podcast... more

This series of ACT2025 podcasts from the World Resources Institute looks at climate from the point of view of vulnerable countries. In this podcast we hear an evaluation of the... more

10/19/2021 | 6 MINS

COP26 Shorts: Air Quality

This new series of short WRI podcasts looks at why COP26 matters for different issues. In this episode Nicholas Walton looks at Air Quality with Jessica Seddon. Other episodes look... more

10/19/2021 | 6 MINS

COP26 Shorts: the Ocean

This new series of short WRI podcasts looks at why COP26 matters for different issues. In this episode Nicholas Walton looks at the Ocean with Kristian Teleki. Other episodes look... more

10/19/2021 | 8 MINS

COP26 Shorts: Food and Land Use

This new series of short WRI podcasts looks at why COP26 matters for different issues. In this episode Nicholas Walton looks at Food and Land Use with Morgan Gillespy. Other... more

10/19/2021 | 5 MINS

COP26 Shorts: Cities

This new series of short WRI podcasts looks at why COP26 matters for different issues. In this episode Nicholas Walton looks at Cities with Rogier Vandenberg. Other episodes look at... more

10/19/2021 | 7 MINS

COP26 Shorts: Circular Economy

This new series of short WRI podcasts looks at why COP26 matters for different issues. In this episode Nicholas Walton looks at the Circular Economy with Stientje van Veldhoven. Other... more

10/19/2021 | 8 MINS

COP26 Shorts: Business

This new series of short WRI podcasts looks at why COP26 matters for different issues. In this episode Nicholas Walton looks at the Business world with Kevin Moss. Other episodes... more

10/19/2021 | 10 MINS

COP26 Shorts: The Overview

This new series of short WRI podcasts looks at why COP26 matters for different issues. In this episode Nicholas Walton gets an overview of what to expect from COP from... more

10/19/2021 | 7 MINS

COP26 Shorts: Energy

This new series of short WRI podcasts looks at why COP26 matters for different issues. In this episode Nicholas Walton looks at Energy with Jennifer Layke. Other episodes look at... more

Cities are a place of opportunity and inequality, and where more than half the world's population will experience the impacts of climate change. They're also part of the solution. This... more

ACT2025: Adaptation - for more go to www.wri.org/ACT2025 This new series of World Resources Institute podcasts looks at what vulnerable countries want from the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Success... more

ACT2025: Loss and Damage - for more go to www.wri.org/ACT2025 This new series of World Resources Institute podcasts looks at what vulnerable countries want from the COP26 climate conference in... more

ACT2025: Finance - for more go to www.wri.org/ACT2025 This new series of World Resources Institute podcasts looks at what vulnerable countries want from the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Success... more

ACT2025: Rules - for more go to www.wri.org/ACT2025 This new series of World Resources Institute podcasts looks at what vulnerable countries want from COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Success at... more

ACT2025: Ambition - for more go to www.wri.org/ACT2025 This new series of World Resources Institute podcasts looks at what vulnerable countries want from the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Success... more

The recent IPCC report underlines just how grave and urgent the environmental challenges facing us are. But how should we frame such challenges in a way that helps us to... more

Whatever the commitments countries are making about decarbonizing their economies, one thing is certain: climate change is happening, and its impacts are being felt disproportionately by the poor. In Africa... more

The WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities is the premier global award celebrating and spotlighting transformative urban change, and its winner for 2020-21 has been announced. Which finalist won the... more

If you were a farmer and the climate changed, what would you do about it? At first you might simply try small experiments to adapt – after all, farmers are... more

The WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities is the premier global award celebrating and spotlighting transformative urban change. The five finalists for the 2020-21 prize come from five very different... more

This is a special World Ocean Day podcast that was orginally for the WRI Ocean program and the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. It's with Carlos Manuel... more

Cameroon sits just north of the equator, right on the edge of the vast Congo River basin. It has around 20 million hectares of tropical forest, mainly in the south,... more

Ensuring that women have equal access to land rights, as well as a strong and respected voice in decision making, makes an enormous difference to the prosperity of communities across... more

The Leaders Summit called by President Joe Biden was in effect an opportunity to accelerate the response to the climate crisis - but did it achieve what it set out... more

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