Thinkers, scientists, activists, writers, environmentalists, journalists, economists and communicators explore everything from why our electric future will be awesome, to whether children should get the vote, how we can reshape the way our agricultural system works or why we should all be happy that insects outnumber humans 20 million to one.
The Planet Talks is generously supported by Claire Pfister and David Paradice.
With thanks to Nunn Dimos Foundation.
Dr Jane Goodall
Hosted by Natasha Mitchell
A pre-recorded conversation with one of the world’s most influential conservationists.
Jane Goodall made discoveries that radically changed and enriched the field of primatology, and has worked for decades advocating to protect habitats and promote environmental education. From a lifetime dedicated to nature, she shares her insights into how we find hope and strength in the face of the climate crisis.
Anita Nedosyko, Martin Breed, Luke Price
Human interactions with the environment aren’t always a disaster. There are thousands of years of history of people working and shaping the Australian environment, and more efforts than ever today to restore ecosystems both marine and terrestrial. But a healthy ecosystem doesn’t have to mean untouched by humans. And healthy ecosystems lead to healthy people.
*Unfortunately Anita is now unable to appear at the Planet Talks 2022
Richard Denniss, Renate Egan, Andrew Blakers
Reducing our emissions by making everything electric won’t just benefit the climate, it’s going to be great for everyone. In the long run, electrifying everything is cheaper and more efficient. We can get to 80 per cent emissions reductions by 2035 and we don't need any new technology at all. So what are we waiting for?
Waleed Aly, Scott Stephens, Lisa Hill
Recorded live at WOMADelaide.
If our current politics is failing our children, should they get a say in changing it? After all 16 and 17 years olds already pay taxes, work, drive, volunteer for political parties. Not that any of these are a pre-requisite for voting in Australia, so why exclude young people? Especially when the policy decisions made now will be felt for decades when it comes to things like energy, climate and the environment.
Katja Hogendoorn, Rocio Ponce Reyes, Richard Glatz
We might overlook them, but they outnumber us around 20 million to one. It’s an insects’ world and we’re just living in it. Join our panel of experts to examine how much we rely on insects and how resilient they are in the face of catastrophic change.
Anika Molesworth, Bruce Pascoe, Charles Massy
How might regenerative agriculture change the way our food production system works, so that it’s better for the soils, uses water more efficiently, captures carbon, emits less CO2 and is still profitable for farmers?
Alex Bruhn, Amber Brock-Fable, Pantju Nam, Amelia Chaplin, Tiahni Adamson
What might a renewed relationship to the planet look like? What do we need to regenerate? Form anew? Bring again into existence? We’re joined by six young, engaged and passionate advocates for change who will share their stories about what we should be paying more attention to.
Proudly supported by the Nunn Dimos Foundation