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July 27, 2021

New Podcast Tackles the Rise of Green Capitalism

Podcast Miniseries Examines False Solutions to Climate Change

In the run up to the upcoming UN Climate Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, activists and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change alike have called for a fundamental transformation in the way business as usual is conducted, including an end to reliance on fossil fuels.

However, the United Nation’s annual climate conferences are being called out for the disproportionate influence of corporate interests that seek to use the climate crisis as a new source of profits. They are laying plans to monetize nature under so-called “Nature Based Solutions” schemes instead of getting serious about addressing the root causes of climate change. 

With proposals such as payments for environmental services, carbon trading, and massive tree planting schemes, green capitalism seeks to allow corporations to continue business as usual under a green veneer.

The newest episode of Breaking Green interviews Dr. Rachel Smolker about some of these schemes. Dr Rachel Smolker also speaks about her father Robert Smolker, co-founder of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which was formed in her childhood living room. In the episode, Dr. Smolker criticizes EDF for supporting carbon trading. 

Breaking Green is a podcast produced by Global Justice Ecology Project and focuses on false solutions to climate change and other “green proposals” that exacerbate social, ecological and economic injustices.

Two episodes of Breaking Green have been released to date and are available on most podcasting platforms. To find an episode visit our Breaking Green Website

Contact: Steve Taylor