Think: Sustainability

Think: Sustainability is about practical actions for a better planet.

From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life — it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.

It’s being called the biggest infrastructure project in human history, the likes of which Planet Earth has never seen before. And up until now, the disastrous environmental implications of the Belt and Road Initiative have gone unrecognised and underreported. In a special Think: Sustainability update, you’ll hear exactly what this environmental damage looks like and the forces pressing infrastructure over ecology.

Featuring:

Bill Laurance - Distinguished Research Professor and Director for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science at James Cook University.

Producer: Jake Morcom.


How a community in regional Australia has distanced itself from the electricity grid and powered the town through its own energy system.

Featuring:

Matt Charles-Jones - President of Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY)

Geoff James - Research Principal from the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.

Donna - Resident from Yackandandah.

Producer: Emma Rapaport.


How would pumped hydro storage help us transition to 100% renewable energy?

Featuring:

Tom Morris - Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.

Andrew Blakers - Professor of Engineering at the Australian National University.

Giles Parkinson - Editor of Renew Economy.

Producer: Jake Morcom.


Will the political crisis in the Maldives unravel their tourism industry and bring about climate disaster?

Featuring:

Azim Zahir - PhD Candidate in the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at the University of Western Australia.

Stephen Schweinsberg - Lecturer in Sustainable Management at the University of Technology Sydney Business School.

David Beirman - Senior Lecturer in the Management Discipline Group at the University of Technology Sydney.

Producer: Jake Morcom.


Will insurance companies ever offer cover for those living in a high risk flood zone?

Featuring:

Lance Leslie - Professor of Climatology in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney.

Elizabeth Mossop - Professor of Landscape Architecture and Dean of the Design, Architecture and Building Faculty at the University of Technology Sydney.

Tim Andrews - Principal at Finity Consulting.

Gera and Cherina - Business Owners from Lismore, New South Wales.

Producer: Jake Morcom.