For those who learn by listening, podcasts are one of the best resources around. They're usually broken into bite-sized episodes so they're easier to take in – whether you're on the bus, in the office, on a walk, or relaxing at home.
We've put together some of the best podcasts on climate change and sustainability. Just add them to your podcast app, get out your headphones, and go.
This Climate Business
This Climate Business is a New Zealand podcast hosted by Vincent Heeringa that's all about turning the climate crisis into an opportunity. Each week, Vincent talks to entrepreneurs, investors, and experts across Aotearoa about what they’re doing to solve the climate crisis and get us down to zero emissions by 2050 – or sooner. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.
What comes after what comes next
James Shaw is New Zealand's Minister for Climate Change. In the podcast series he started during last year's lockdown, he talks to some of the world's leading thinkers to explore the big ideas about how we solve the climate crisis and renew our economies and societies in a post-pandemic world. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in America has a podcast called TILclimate, which stands for 'Today I learned'. The series breaks down the science, technologies, and policies behind climate change, how it's impacting us, and what we can do about it. Each episode is about 10 minutes long, perfect for a quick walk around the block. It's available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.
The Climate Question
This podcast from the BBC is about finding the best ways to respond to climate change - and why we sometimes find that hard. Episodes are about 30 minutes long and touch on topics like educating kids about climate change, carbon labelling, and electric vehicles. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or you can download or listen to episodes on the BBC website.
Warm Regards is all about life on a warming planet. The podcast is hosted by paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill and biologist Ramesh Laungani who interview newsmakers, researchers, activists, policymakers, and others to get to the heart of what it means to live and work in a warming world. There’s a focus on telling the human stories behind the data of climate change, making it a fascinating and powerful listen. It’s available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.
Making money a force for good
Mindful Money is a New Zealand charity dedicated to promoting ethical investment. They’ve got a series of podcasts, hosted by CEO Barry Coates, that cover topics around ethical and sustainable investment, and why where we put our money matters. You can listen to the podcast on the Mindful Money website.