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Nature Insight: Speed Dating with the Future

18 EpisodesProduced by IPBESWebsite

Speed dating is about having a short time to communicate things that could change your life. That’s exactly what we’re doing on this podcast, by introducing you to people with unique insight into our relationship with nature.

18 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Getting Things Done: Super-Charging Science Policy Through Youth Engagement

October 2nd, 2023


Young leaders around the world increasingly use their voices and power to fight for the future of our planet and their own. In the final episode of …

Aliens on Your Doorstep: Invasive Species and You

September 25th, 2023


Did you know aliens live among us? IPBES just launched its landmark new Report on Invasive Alien Species and their Control – the largest study ever …

No Room for Hopelessness: Media Challenges and Opportunities Covering the Global Biodiversity Crisis

September 18th, 2023


We hear news about climate change every day in the media, but in contrast, biodiversity is often overlooked or relegated to minor mentions. In this episode, Rob ‘flips the script’ and puts journalists who normally …

Poles of Possibility: Values of Nature Beyond Use

September 11th, 2023


This week, we’re traveling to the South Pole. Brit finds out more about an epic expedition to Antarctica by one of the IPBES assessment co-chairs, …

Widening the IPBES Tent: Stakeholder Diversity for Better Science and Policy

September 4th, 2023


Stakeholders are an important part of every organization, but in IPBES, they are especially important. They are not only beneficiaries of the work, …

Filling the Fungi Gap: Scaling Himalayan Heights for People and Nature

August 28th, 2023


Did you know that there are thousands of undiscovered species of fungi around the world? In Nepal alone, it is estimated we know only 1/10 of all species! What does this knowledge gap mean for science, nature and …

Join Us for Season 3!

August 20th, 2023


Nature Insight is back for a third season! Join Brit and Rob as they give you behind-the-scenes access to the stories, perspectives and real-world experiences of people from the IPBES community on the frontlines of …

Making the Invisible Visible: Nature and the Economy

March 15th, 2022


Nature, through Earth systems, provides almost all the vital infrastructure that we need to live, work, and thrive. Even business health depends on a …

“Apples, Oranges and Dinosaurs”: The Values of Nature

March 9th, 2022


In this episode, we catch up with the work of IPBES experts on the values of nature. Ahead of the publication of the IPBES Values Assessment in July …

Rethinking Law #ForNature: “A Whole Lot of Potential”

March 2nd, 2022


The IPBES Global Assessment showed that governance is one of the major indirect drivers of global biodiversity loss. In this episode, we look at the …

Your Challenge…and Mine: The Sustainable Use of Wild Species

February 23rd, 2022


We may not realize it, but all of us use and benefit from wild species. Algae, fungi, plants and animals - from medicine to food, they’re important parts of our quality of life. But the IPBES Global Assessment …

How the ‘Sausage’ Gets Made: Inside an IPBES Assessment

February 16th, 2022


IPBES assessments are massive undertakings. The IPBES Global Assessment alone involved 150 experts from 50 countries, donating thousands of hours of …

Fast Forward #ForNature: The IPBES Fellowship

February 9th, 2022


To be an IPBES author, you need to be one of the very best in your field. Typically this means having decades of published research to your name. But making space for a variety of voices is at the heart of IPBES. …

We’re back for Season 2!

February 3rd, 2022


Brit and Rob are back for a second season of Nature Insight! Join them as they ‘speed date’ with experts with unique insights into the values of nature and the world we all share. Subscribe now to learn how to make …

Brigitte Baptiste: Show Me the Value(s)!

August 11th, 2020


Values drive behaviour and are at the heart of all decisions. So how do we value nature? Is it economic or aesthetic or cultural? IPBES recently …

Billy Offland, Dr. Anne Poelina: Wake up the Snake

July 14th, 2020


How do we incorporate different knowledge systems in the battle for biodiversity? Billy Offland set off on a 2-year journey to learn about conservation from as many different people as possible. In his travels, he met …

Dr. Peter Daszak: Disease X

July 7th, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic took most of us by surprise, but not Dr. Peter Daszak. As a zoologist and expert on emerging diseases, he has been training his …

Introducing Nature Insight

June 26th, 2020


Join Rob and Brit as they ‘speed date’ with the future! Each week, they will introduce you to people with unique insights into the values of nature and our relationship with it. Subscribe now to learn how to make better …

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