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Future Forward: Meet the changemakers. The Planet Talks - WOMADelaide 2022

Alex Bruhn, Amber Brock-Fable, Pantju Nam, Amelia Chaplin, Tiahni Adamson

Keira Jenkins

What might a renewed relationship to the planet look like? What do we need to regenerate? Form anew? Bring again into existence? We’re joined by six young, engaged and passionate advocates for change who will share their stories about what we should be paying more attention to.

Climate Fighting Farming. The Planet Talks - WOMADelaide 2022

Anika Molesworth, Bruce Pascoe, Charles Massy

Anthony James

How might regenerative agriculture change the way our food production system works, so that it’s better for the soils, uses water more efficiently, captures carbon, emits less CO2 and is still profitable for farmers?

Bug Life: How insects rule our world. The Planet Talks - WOMADelaide 2022

Katja Hogendoorn, Rocio Ponce Reyes, Richard Glatz

Michael Harvey

We might overlook them, but they outnumber us around 20 million to one. It’s an insects’ world and we’re just living in it. Join our panel of experts to examine how much we rely on insects and how resilient they are in the face of catastrophic change.

The Minefield: Should Children Get the Vote? The Planet Talks - WOMADelaide 2022

Waleed Aly, Scott Stephens, Lisa Hill

ABC Radio National Podcast - Recorded live at WOMADelaide

If our current politics is failing our children, should they get a say in changing it? After all 16 and 17 years olds already pay taxes, work, drive, volunteer for political parties. Not that any of these are a pre-requisite for voting in Australia, so why exclude young people? Especially when the policy decisions made now will be felt for decades when it comes to things like energy, climate and the environment.

Electric Future Now. The Planet Talks - WOMADelaide 2022

Richard Denniss, Renate Egan, Andrew Blakers

Nick Feik

Reducing our emissions by making everything electric won’t just benefit the climate, it’s going to be great for everyone. In the long run, electrifying everything is cheaper and more efficient. We can get to 80 per cent emissions reductions by 2035 and we don't need any new technology at all. So what are we waiting for?

The Wilderness Myth: How humans can nurture nature. The Planet Talks - WOMADelaide 2022

Michael-Shawn FletcherMartin Breed, Luke Price

Lee Constable

Human interactions with the environment aren’t always a disaster. There are thousands of years of history of people working and shaping the Australian environment, and more efforts than ever today to restore ecosystems both marine and terrestrial. But a healthy ecosystem doesn’t have to mean untouched by humans. And healthy ecosystems lead to healthy people.

Jane Goodall’s Survival Guide for Troubled Times. The Planet Talks - WOMADelaide 2022

Dr Jane Goodall

Hosted by Natasha Mitchell

A pre-recorded conversation with one of the world’s most influential conservationists.

Jane Goodall made discoveries that radically changed and enriched the field of primatology, and has worked for decades advocating to protect habitats and promote environmental education. From a lifetime dedicated to nature, she shares her insights into how we find hope and strength in the face of the climate crisis.

Christiana Figueres: Outrage and Optimism. The Planet Talks - WOMADelaide 2020

SPEAKERS: Christiana Figueres

HOST: Sabra Lane

Former UN Secretary for Climate, Christiana Figures, and Tom Rivett-Carnac, her UN political strategist, are the architects and driving force behind the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement when 194 countries, including the EU and China, signed up to collectively tackle the climate emergency.

Their mission however didn’t stop in Paris. It continues to empower the world to make a difference for the sake of future generations via international campaigns, engagements and initiatives such as Global Optimism, Mission 2020, Profiles of Paris, Future Stewards, the podcast – Outrage and Optimism, and a new book titled The Future We Choose to be released in March featuring ten things we can do today to make a difference.

Join Christiana in conversation with Sabra Lane as she discusses how the final hour, can still be our finest hour.

2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - International Women’s Day Address


HOST: Tory Shepherd

Walkley Award-winning journalist and TV presenter Jan Fran is an ambassador for Plan International Australia, anorganization that works alongside children, young people, supporters and partners to tackle root causes of the injustices facing girls and the most marginalised children.

She’s best known for her work as host of SBS TV’s The Feed and Medicine or Myth, Network Ten’s The Projectand podcasts Sexism and the City and The Few Who Do and ‘The Frant’.

The Advertiser State Editor and senior columnist Tory Shepherd is the author of On Freedom, a Churchill fellow, a Walkley judge – and once wrote a thesis on UFO cults.

Proudly presented in partnership with the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - The Party Room Podcast LIVE

HOSTS: Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas

GUESTS: Rebekha Sharkie and Sarah Hanson-Young

Australia’s best politics podcast – The Party Room – has been described as biting and brilliant and Planet Talks 2019 showed it’s even better live. If you missed it, don’t worry because Fran and PK are bringing their super sharp political minds and even sharper wit back in 2020 for a special International Women’s day edition of TPR LIVE.

Join them as they dissect and interpret all the news and issues of the week in federal politics with some very special guests, live at WOMADelaide.

Proudly presented in partnership with the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

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