How Could We? A podcast by EIT Climate-KIC

The climate crisis is a systemic and complex global issue that threatens the way we live and causes extreme uncertainty about the future. With its impacts being felt more often and more severely around the world, we are left wondering: How could we have left this happen?

A growing number of people and organisations have recognised that working through gradual, incremental changes is not enough. What we need today is a fundamental transformation of economic, social and financial systems that will trigger exponential change in decarbonisation rates and strengthen climate resilience.

We launched a podcast to shine a light on the solutions making a real difference. Join us for a series of conversations about building hope, curiosity – and excitement – for a just and desirable future that is compatible with our planetary boundaries. We will explore how innovation in human systems could be at the heart of re-imagining our future, and hear from some remarkable people who are putting truly transformative solutions into practice. We ask them: How could we achieve a climate resilient, inclusive and beautiful world for everyone?

The first series of EIT Climate-KIC podcast How Could We? focuses on land use, sustainable forestry and the dilemma of using trees for timber:

  • In the first episode, we talk to Daniel Zimmer on the dilemma that comes with using wood to substitute fossil-based products,
  • In a second episode, we talk to Syakaa William about the opportunities and challenges of building a sustainable mass timber market in East Africa 
  • In a third episode, we talk to Tena Petrovic about a Berlin-based project that aims to develop Europe’s first ‘Forest-to-City’ value chain for affordable housing