Podcasts – The Sustainability Dialogues

PODCASTS

Xavier De Le Rue,7 times World Champion and CROSSCALL ambassador since 2015, is better known for his expertise on mountains than on the climate crisis. He delivers a series of inspiring podcasts that we invite you to listen to now.

EPISODE 1 : THE BIG PICTURE, EXTREME WEATHER & HOW TO BEAT THE CARBON CRISIS

In this first episode, about extreme weather events with Dr. Johan Rockström, an expert in sustainable development, they discuss the choices we can take to make a difference.

EPISODE 2 : COVID 19 AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS

After a first informative podcast on climate change, Xavier De Le Rue asked Dr. Johan Rockström about the close links between the COVID-19 crisis and the climate crisis.

EPISODE 3 : ICE & GLACIERS

In this new podcast, Xavier and Johan tackle the worrying subject of melting ice in order to better understand the issues at stake and to reflect together on what we can do.

EPISODE 4 : TRANSPORT

How reduce our carbon footprint without missing out on travel? This is the question that Xavier and Johan will answer in this 4th podcast.

EPISODE 5 : FOOD

In this 5th episode, Xavier and Johan explain how you can fix the planet with a sustainable consumption.

WHY THESE PODSCASTS?

Xavier: I have always felt too guilty to discuss the climate crisis – as someone who has taken so many international flights, helicopters to access lines, promotion of consumption I didn’t think I was the right person to speak up. But on listening to Dr. Johan Rockstrom at the Greening Verbier event last year he changed my mind, no one has inspired me to make a change more than Johan, but not only that, to feel capable of actually making a difference on a global scale with my actions and I hope that this podcast will inspire the same in you.

How this project came about?

Xavier: Johan and I shared a weekend riding together in Verbier, before discussing the climate crisis at length, focusing in on those questions that I find myself talking with friends about, but which none of us truly know the answer to! We discussed the overall climate crisis, glaciers, electric cars, air travel, veganism, populism, war… talking about the climate will lead you down every road!

WHICH MESSAGE DO YOU WANT TO CONVEY THROUGH THESE PODCASTS?

Xavier: Most importantly I hope you will come away from listening to these podcasts as inspired as I was in talking to Johan, feeling positive and empowered, rather than the usual state of overwhelmed and guilty.

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