Euranet Plus Green Deal podcast

The European Union wants to go green. In December 2019, the European Commission unveiled its Green Deal, its roadmap to making the EU economy sustainable and thus achieving its end goal: to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. But what does the Green Deal mean for each of us? As citizens, as consumers, what habits will we need to change to make our day-to-day lives more sustainable? What compromises will we have to make? And what measures can we expect from Europe and our national public authorities to encourage these changes? By delving into daily life across the EU in this Green Deal podcast, our network of radio correspondents provides insight and answers to the challenges facing the bloc.

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Episodes

Friday Jul 01, 2022

“I wish I could fly”… This has been the dream of young children for thousands of years. But our collective realisation of this dream is fast turning into a nightmare, with aviation now considered a major contributor to climate change.

Clean & green

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Is it possible to have a clean house, a clean body AND a clean conscience? While it goes without saying that hygiene advances have improved our health no end, have we have yet to find the right balance between hygiene and nature.In this episode, Euranet Plus journalists discuss the dangers of disinfecting and question the old adage that cleanliness is next to godliness.© Photo by Raspopova Marina on Unsplash

Farmers of the future

Thursday Jun 02, 2022

Thursday Jun 02, 2022

At first glance, agriculture does not seem to be the most attractive career prospect for young Europeans today... Yet at a time when food security is more crucial than ever, Europe really needs a new generation of farmers who are prepared to get their hands dirty. In this episode, the journalists of our European network take a look at the young farmers of tomorrow: how will they relate to their work, to climate change, to digitalisation?
Photo: FARMERS © Kevin Gent on Unsplash

Monday May 16, 2022

Those who question climate change, or at least dispute its accepted causes and/or impact are a minority today - but a vocal one.
Who, out there, is intent on distorting scientific facts and on spreading fake news? What is their discourse in 2022? Our radio stations investigate in this latest episode of the Green deal podcast.
Picture : ryoji iwata on unsplash

Monday May 09, 2022

In this Green Deal podcast, our journalists from across the EU ask young people - notably those who are unhappy with politicians’ action on the climate - what they are doing to fight climate change at their level. What concrete measures can we each put in place to improve our carbon footprints?

Can politics save the planet?

Tuesday Apr 26, 2022

Tuesday Apr 26, 2022

Political inertia on climate is making many young people – those most likely to be directly impacted by climate change – disillusioned and disgusted. Politicians lose face as young people lose faith...

Friday Apr 15, 2022

The so-called sharing economy, with its rental possibilities, allows goods to be used more efficiently, saving money and reducing waste. Perhaps you need a chainsaw to cut down the dead tree in your garden, an outfit for a gala event or a ski suit for your holiday... Are you going to buy these specialist items that may only be used once?
Little children are regularly told that sharing is caring, and it seems that this philosophy is gaining ground among adults in the EU - as our the journalists of our EU-wide network have found out.

Friday Mar 25, 2022

The internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, work, play, shop, pay our bills and find information. Yet more and more people are sounding the alarm about the environmental impact of our digital love affair. Our colleagues across Europe have asked experts and consumers for their take on whether digitalisation is good or bad for our planet.

Monday Mar 14, 2022

Mother Nature's message on climate change is clear and unambiguous... a message that causes anxiety, notably among young people. In this podcast, we take you across the EU to talk about climate anxiety with young Europeans, experts and psychologists...

The plastic pandemic

Friday Feb 25, 2022

Friday Feb 25, 2022

Over the last decade, we Europeans have increasingly thrown our weight behind the drive to reduce plastic waste, on the one hand by reducing our plastic consumption at the outset and, on the other, by better managing the waste we produce. From reusable bags to separate bins in our kitchen, we have all developed new behaviours to support the fight. But the pandemic has revealed one major obstacle on the road to a plastic-free (or at least plastic-light) world: the field of hygiene. So, has the pandemic set us back in our quest to consign plastic to the bin of history?

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