Global Governance Institute


"Greta's Generation" - New Podcast Hosted by GGI Research Fellow Kyle Herman

4 December 2020

This podcast features interviews with climate leaders from academia, civil society, policymaking and the corporate sector.

Climate Protest: "No Planet B"

“I wonder, what will you tell your children was the reason to fail and leave them facing the climate chaos you knowingly brought upon them? The 1.5-degree target? That it seemed so bad for the economy that we decided to resign the idea of securing future living conditions without even trying? Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour. We are telling you to act as if you loved your children above all else.”

-Greta Thunberg’s  speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 2020

How much time left until anthropocentrically-induced climate changes become irreversible? Why do we continue to finance fossil fuel companies? Are politicians and policymakers listening when we protest for a cleaner climate? What does the future of work look like? Who is doing anything about climate change? Why have we done so little to date? Can we change as a species; if so, will it be too late?

These are some of the questions addressed in a new podcast hosted by GGI Research Fellow Kyle Herman. “Greta’s Generation” features conversations with academics, entrepreneurs, policymakers and practitioners about how they provide leadership for a sustainable transition to a post-carbon economy. Production of the podcast was enabled by a UCL seed grant (SHS Dean’s Funding Schemes). All episodes are available here