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Climate Action


The Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the global temperature rise to 2oC above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century, came into force three years ago. Since then, there have been some doubts as to whether this target can be achieved and, in response, a global youth movement has emerged to demand more action.

In this episode, Professor Greg Morrison, from the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, gives Jess and David an overview of the current state of climate action and the role scientists are playing to ‘save the world’.

  • How has Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg helped put climate action in the spotlight? (1.44)
  • What is the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute doing to help cities around the world achieve climate neutrality? (5.50)
  • When did the term ‘climate emergency’ enter the lexicon? (9.18)
  • What is a climate-neutral city? (14.21)
  • What challenges does Western Australia face? (18.32)



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You can read the full transcript for the episode here.