The Economist Podcasts

The Economist Podcasts

The Economist

Every weekday our global network of correspondents makes sense of the stories beneath the headlines. We bring you surprising trends and tales from around the world, current affairs, business and finance—as well as science and technology.

Categories: News & Politics

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It's not too late to avert a climate disaster. The question is, how? We map out the three priorities: reducing emissions and finding ways to suck carbon out of the air, adapting to climate change; and navigating the fraught global politics to reach agreement at November’s UN Climate Conference in Glasgow. John McDermot, The Economist’s Chief Africa Correspondent, reports from South Africa on the difficulties of weaning the country off coal.  Hosted by Vijay Vaitheeswaran, The Economist’s global energy & climate innovation editor, with Catherine Brahic, environment editor, and Oliver Morton, briefings editor.   For full access to print, digital and audio editions as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at and you can sign up to our fortnightly climate newsletter at  

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  • 3505 - To A Lesser Degree: The challenge 
    Mon, 27 Sep 2021
  • 3504 - Colour schemes: Germany’s coming coalition 
    Mon, 27 Sep 2021
  • 3503 - Editor’s Picks: September 27th 2021 
    Sun, 26 Sep 2021
  • 3502 - Checks and Balance: AUKUS ruckus 
    Fri, 24 Sep 2021
  • 3501 - Clubs seal: China’s view as alliances multiply 
    Fri, 24 Sep 2021
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