Stories about Asia and the environment...that you probably haven’t heard yet. A new perspective on how different countries in Asia are tackling a changing planet.
As ocean temperatures rise with global warming, tropical cyclones are hitting Asian nations like Japan and the Philippines like never before. So to end this season..we wanted to talk about climate change. We start with a story about a zero waste village created from the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. Then we weave together experts from earlier episodes to find out: What is the link between disposable plastic waste and climate change?
This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.
Miko Alino, GAIA Asia Pacific, Philippines
Akira Sakano, Zero Waste Japan, Japan
Lakshmi Narayan, KKPKP, SWaCH and Break Free From Plastic, Pune, India
Angus Ho, Greeners’ Action, Hong Kong
Lili Fuhr, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Berlin
Mr. PremaKumara, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Ashwin Subramaniam, GA Circular, Singapore
Von Hernandez, Break Free From Plastic, Philippines
Satyarupa Shekhar, Break Free From Plastic, India
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Hosts: Marcy Trent Long and Bonnie Au
Associate producer: Jiaxing Li
Intro/outro music: Alex Mauboussin
Music from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue):
Lerennis, Elainne Chapter, Secret Pocketbook, Trois Gnossiennes 2, Vik Fence Sahder