Episode 151: Diane Osgood

On the prospect of slowing climate change with our smallest actions, to shift the temperature of our planet in real time.

A conversation around ‘The Carbon Almanac’ exploring the power of shopping our values, the impact of economic demand on climate change, and hope for the future through accountability in rectifying the global temperature.

  • 0:41 – Introducing Diane Osgood; The Carbon Almanac; https://dianeosgood.com/
  • 3:00 – Diane’s passion for people shopping their values; understanding economic behaviors based on demand.
  • 6:10 – Getting involved with The Carbon Almanac
  • 9:00 – As an individual, how can I engage in with a systemic issue that is a result of how our economy is built, how our energy systems are built, politics, etc?; ‘The Tyranny of Convenience’
  • 14:05 – What is climate change?; The Greenhouse Effect
  • 18:00 – The impact of 1 degree Celsius; understanding the changes we are currently facing.
  • 20:40 – Whose job is it? The roles of government, business and individuals in creating change. The Glasgow Breakthrough Agenda – > Power, Road Transport, Steel, Hydrogen, Agriculture.
  • 25:51 – UNFCC – > United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Kyoto Protocol; The Paris Agreement
  • 29:00 – The Indigenous Youth of Panama; All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson
  • 33:25 – Youth led climate litigation
  • 37:00 – Influential artists and climate change

Diane Osgood; Ph.D. is a pioneer in corporate sustainability. For over 30 years she has helped companies to innovate, manufacture and sell sustainable products that are better for the planet, and for the people. She believes that everyone has a shopping superpower, to purposely use your wallet to build a better world. Diane is passionate about sharing tips and strategies that anyone can use in day to day life to help address climate change. She is a contributing author and chapter editor of bestseller, ‘The Carbon Almanac.’

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