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Global GoalsCast

57 EpisodesProduced by We Are All Human FoundationWebsite

Is it possible to change the world? Can we make the world a better place for all? The answer is YES. Claudia Romo Edelman and Edie Lush share the inspiring stories of people working to create a more sustainable world while sharing simple ways for you to start taking action today.

57 Episodes | 2017 - 2022

The world is already a better place

February 1st, 2022

37:54

Feeling distraught about the state of the world? This episode is for you. It turns out your pessimism is not evenly shared. Younger people, …

The Virus is Winning

December 16th, 2021

37:16

As we enter year three of the pandemic, the virus is winning. That sober assessment comes from a Special Envoy of the World Health Organization, Dr. David Nabarro. “Its winning because we have not presented a united …

The Covid Gamble that came up short

November 29th, 2021

26:08

The rich world placed a big bet on vaccines. But the flaw in that gamble became clear as a new variant spreads. The vaccine was never enough to stop the pandemic, Edie Lush points out in this episode, even if the world …

The Climate Summit Was Better Than You Think

November 22nd, 2021

42:02

Everyone seemed disappointed with the Glasgow climate summit. But maybe it was not as bad as it looked? That is the provocative insight of Isabel Hilton, an expert on both climate action and on one of the pivotal …

Covid Chaos

November 4th, 2021

21:54

The World Health Organization’s emergency committee on Covid-19 says that “analysis of the present situation and forecasting models indicate that the pandemic is far from finished.” To curtail it, a “coordinated …

Getting the Global Goals Back on Track

October 29th, 2021

33:02

In this episode, taped live at the end of the United Nation’s General Assembly meeting, three experts face the challenge of making up ground lost to the pandemic. Measures of wealth, health, education and equity have …

The Good News about the Bad News about the Global Goals

October 1st, 2021

36:05

The pandemic and economic collapse dealt a severe blow to the progress that was being made toward eradicating extreme poverty, improving health and …

Now, The Climate Comes for Us

July 30th, 2021

32:55

Do you think Climate Change is something that will happen in the future? Or something that will happen somewhere else? Well, as Co-hosts Claudia Romo Edelman and Edie Lush, say: think again. The climate is warming and …

Covid Rebellion

July 22nd, 2021

32:52

The world has had it with lockdowns at just the wrong moment. Covid is spreading faster than ever even as political leaders back off restrictions …

Covid Fatigue Meets the Delta Variant

July 6th, 2021

37:09

The world is exhausted with this pandemic. Yet, the virus perseveres, mutating in ways that have made it far more contagious. This has created a dangerous situation. Many communities want restrictions lifted, even as …

The Great Covid Disconnect

June 23rd, 2021

36:12

In New York they are shooting off fireworks to celebrate reopening. But in other parts of the world the coronavirus is continuing to spread, with …

Get Covid Ready

June 7th, 2021

37:23

Covid-19 is moving from a pandemic to an endemic disease. The virus will be with us for a long time to come, maybe forever. Dr. David Nabarro, special envoy of the World Health Organization, says we need to prepare for …

Equity Saves Lives

May 24th, 2021

40:39

The world’s fight against Covid-19 is at a crossroads. Four out of five doses of vaccine have gone to a few rich countries. 


“What are we all working for,’ asks Dr. David Nabarro, a special envoy of the World Health …

The Pandemic Surges

May 10th, 2021

47:28

Global GoalsCast is invited to an exclusive briefing on Covid-19 for global health leaders. The Covid-19 situation is more sobering today than at any time in the pandemic, Dr. David Nabarro, special envoy of the World …

The New Vaccine Divide

March 5th, 2021

43:30

The fight to curb Covid-19 has created a new divide between those who have had the vaccine and those who have not. The United States, The United Kingdom and other well off countries are on their way to immunizing their …

The crisis of the Global Goals Part II: Actions we need now

December 9th, 2020

38:28

Putting the world back on track after the pandemic will require a level of cooperation and partnership unlike anything we have seen. That is the conclusion of experts convened by Global GoalsCast to assess the crisis of …

The Crisis of the Global Goals Part I: Can compassion at scale put the SDGs back on track?

November 23rd, 2020

45:07

The pandemic has set the world back in so many ways. In this special, two-part episode, Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman look at the damage inflicted on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The worldhad …

Our Post-Lockdown To Do List

May 15th, 2020

48:07

Returning to work and curbing coronavirus are not competing ideas. That is a false choice. We can have jobs and health by building back in new ways that improve workplaces, education and medical care while deterring the …

How do we come back from this?

April 30th, 2020

53:28

Not since World War II has so much of the world been so shattered by a single global event. 


How do we recover? 


We look at recovery from multiple …

Igniting the Power of Women: Melinda Gates and SDG 5

April 17th, 2020

55:00

Global Goal 5, gender equity, is both a purpose in itself and a vital accelerant to achieving all of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. …

To stop coronavirus, listen

March 27th, 2020

57:44

The pandemic can be stopped. We already know how, explain two of the world’s top public health doctors in this episode on lessons from the pandemic. …

Your city can help save the world

March 13th, 2020

44:02

Measured against history the change has come swiftly. After living in the countryside for thousands of years, humanity is in the midst of an epic move to the city. Co-host Edie Lush points out in this episode that as …

Breaking the Fossil Fuel Habit: Just Say No or Buy Shell?

February 28th, 2020

42:31

We must end our dependence on Fossil Fuels. “There is no choice,” Claudia Romo Edelman says. But it is not as simple as just stopping, experts explain in this episode, produced in cooperation with the Alphaville blog of …

The Global Warning of Australia’s wildfires

January 21st, 2020

40:07

Wildfire season in Australia has brought human and environmental tragedy. It also has sent a warning to us all. “There's a huge, really very important message for everybody in the world looking at these fires,” Matthew …

Are your #SDGs looking glass half-full? Or half-empty?

December 20th, 2019

46:16

It is that end-of-the-year time to take stock. Global GoalsCast doesn’t judge whether you’ve been naughty or nice. But co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman do take a look at the world in 2019 and ask whether it …

Imagine, if you can, industry leading the way to the SDGs

December 6th, 2019

49:01

“Imagine all the people, living life in peace…. no need for greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man.” Those lyrics are surely familiar to you. They are …

“My Number was 453,” – One migrant’s story

November 15th, 2019

37:51

More than 30,000 African migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean. Ibrahim Kondeh narrowly escapes becoming one of them. But through luck and courage he makes it across to Italy, although he pays a terrible price …

“We are true heroes” – One Migrant’s Story

November 1st, 2019

40:59

His name is Ibrahim Adnan Kondeh. He is one of thousands of young African’s who have crossed the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea in search of opportunity. Thousands more have died trying. We usually hear the …

Maybe the poor won’t always be with us

October 18th, 2019

36:36

Is it possible to eradicate extreme poverty? Here is the remarkable thing. For the first time in history, the answer is yes. Co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman talk about the new thinking about how to end the …

Greta, CEOs join Global GoalsCast to Save the Planet

October 4th, 2019

45:11

Is the zeitgeist shifting toward action to curb global warming and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? Veteran Financial Times journalist Gillian Tett joins Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman to consider that …

Can Global GoalsCast Save the Planet?

September 20th, 2019

39:48

The climate challenge is sprawling and extraordinarily complex. It is too much for any individual to hold all of it in their head. That knowledge …

32:1 - The Unsustainable Ratio

June 26th, 2019

43:55

Sustainable Development Goal 12 calls for responsible production and consumption. As co-host Claudia Romo Edelman points out in this episode, that does not sound as dramatic as ending poverty or educating everyone, but …

Make Food Not War

May 20th, 2019

42:50

The single largest cause of acute hunger in the world is not a lack of food, it is war and conflict. The World Food Program says conflict has pushed 74 million people to the edge of starvation. One of the most severe …

How to Make a Healthier World

April 25th, 2019

18:05

No child should die of measles in 2019. Or any disease that can be prevented by Vaccine or basic preventive care. That’s the view of Sue …

AI and the Sustainable Development Goals

April 5th, 2019

40:55

How will Artificial Intelligence shape the next decade? Will thisrevolution be a positive force, spurring global growth and improving lives around …

Annie Lennox asks “Are You a Global Feminist”

March 8th, 2019

36:26

Annie Lennox is the special guest on this episode of Global GoalsCast. The rock star talks about why she moved away from music and into an activist …

Comedy can do more than make us laugh

February 28th, 2019

37:24

Co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman meet three female comics who challenge bias through their jokes and their lives. “I like to play with stereotypes,” says Irish comic Catherine Bohart. “I like to upend them. I …

They Are The Code: Girls in Tech Build a New World

January 22nd, 2019

42:23

The Global GoalsCast regularly highlights the importance of educating girls. This episode Co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman talk with two …

The Revolutionary Power of Food

December 20th, 2018

38:09

Food is powerful in ways you may not often think about. Farmers in Zambia couldn’t get a market for their crops until a mobile phone application …

BONUS: A Sustainable Future, but also Trillions of Dollars of Opportunity

November 15th, 2018

1:04:17

This bonus episode features an episode of Business Extra by The National AE where Global GoalsCast co-host Edie Lush and Business Extra co-hosts Mustafa Alrawi discuss the Sustainable Development Goals which are …

Stepping Up the Fight Against Extreme Poverty

October 25th, 2018

35:22

The fight to end extreme poverty is one of the great success stories in the modern world as more than a billion people have risen out of extreme poverty since 1990. SDG #1 is to eliminate all extreme poverty by 2030, …

BONUS: Latinx in the US Don’t Know their Power

October 20th, 2018

18:28

In this episode, we share the newly-launched results of the Hispanic Sentiment Survey, showing how Hispanics are the main driver for the middle class …

The Next Generations: We Can't Save the World Without Them

September 27th, 2018

32:50

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will make the world a better place for all, but the world cannot reach these goals without the active energy and new thinking of young people. Edie Lush and Claudia Romo …

Stopping the Scourge of Modern Slavery: HRH Princess Eugenie of York and Julia de Boinville, Founders of the Anti-Slavery Collective

August 30th, 2018

16:27

Even here in the 21stCentury human beings are still enslaved by other human beings. Hard to believe? Listen to HRH Princess Eugenie of York and her …

Have we made progress on the SDGs?

July 30th, 2018

39:13

On this episode of Global GoalsCast, UN Foundation is taking over to discuss SDG progress, specifically in regards the High Level Political Forum, or …

Hope and Opportunity For & From the Displaced

July 26th, 2018

33:13

In the developed world, refugees are often viewed as a menace or a burden. That is just one of the myths busted in this episode of the Global Goalscast. For one thing, nine out of ten refugees don’t come to the …

Creativity for Good

May 24th, 2018

34:21

The Sustainable Development Goals have excited the creative industry - fierce rivals in marketing and communications have found common ground to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.  In its June 2018 Episode, Global …

Green Miniseries Part II: The Commitment

April 11th, 2018

33:19

Continue the Green Miniseries with a disheartened Robert Swan on the South Pole. After a sunken boat, $1.2M debt, and a questionable promise, …

Green Miniseries Part I: The Promise

March 22nd, 2018

36:06

Look into the career of explorer, Robert Swan to hear how human vulnerability reflects the Earth's fragility through his previous expeditions to the …

Building Trust in an Era of Uncertainty

March 8th, 2018

31:26

This episode examines trust, which is, "the dark matter" of society, invisible yet essential to accomplishing great progress e.g. the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From good health & well-being to …

Davos GoalsCast 2018

January 31st, 2018

22:21

Jimmy Wales and Richard Edelman talk to Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman about the globalism vs nationalism debate at Davos and how it shapes prospects for achieving the Global Goals. Leaders from countries as …

Journey Across Antarctica: the Swans and Climate Change

January 20th, 2018

28:14

Thirty years ago, Robert Swan walked across this icy desert to the South Pole. He tried again, departing November 2017, this time with his …

The World is on the Move

January 16th, 2018

31:02

“Migrants are the ultimate agent of development,” William Lacy Swing, head of the International Office for Migration, says in this episode of Global …

Girls & Education

January 16th, 2018

31:28

Education is the “key” and “the foundation” to improving the world, according to the United Nations. Episode 2 of Global GoalsCast explores the power …

Episode 0: What are the SDGs?

January 16th, 2018

8:58

Can we eliminate extreme poverty while curbing climate change? Can we have more equity and more economic growth? Put simply, can we make the world a better place for all? This isn’t just some daydream you’ve probably …

Trailer

December 26th, 2017

1:14

Get a taste of father-son explorer team, Robert and Barney Swan's 600-mile trek across the South Pole using only renewable energy sources. Hear the …

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