The Changing Room: A podcast about coping with change

Friday 29 November 2019

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A series of conversations about coping with social, economic and environmental change, held at different venues across the city of Coventry.

Episode 1: The Climate Emergency

Release date 29th November

How can we feel that the climate is changing in our everyday lives? What does it mean to declare a climate emergency? What local actions can we take to address the climate crisis? Coventry tree warden and environmentalist Ann Wilson, climate scientist Dr Jonathan Eden (Coventry University) and global sustainable development specialist Dr Alastair Smith (University of Warwick) join us for lunch at Arabian Bites to discuss the answers.

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Episode 2: Food Justice in Coventry

Release date 31st January

Food is an integral part of any culture. The ways in which it is produced, bought and consumed can say a lot about a society. But not everyone in our local communities can be sure of access to healthy nutritious food. Guests Becca Stevenson (Five Acre Community Farm), Mark Gibbins (Coventry Men’s Shed), Dr Lopa Saxena (Research Fellow, CAWR) and Dr Luke Owen (Assistant Professor, CAWR) join us at Rising Café to tell us what is being done to address the problem in Coventry.

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The Global Potential for Tree Restoration

Release date 31st March

Tree planting on a massive scale is among the most promising solutions for limiting the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. As well as storing carbon, trees provide numerous local benefits such as flood and drought alleviation, air purification and habitat for a wide range of species. A recent high-profile scientific publication identified potential for new trees to be planted across more than 900 million hectares around the world, yet the local economic, social and ecological processes required to support such an effort are poorly understood. Recorded during fieldwork in Argentina, this episode looks back at Coventry and the wider UK and asks how local processes may modify, support or limit tree restoration.

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The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR).

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