On Thursday, the UN launched “No Denying It”, a 10-part climate action podcast. It features interviews with young climate activists, and the voices of celebrities, including actors Ed Norton and Michelle Yeoh.
The activists, engineers, and entrepreneurs featured in the series range from a social entrepreneur who has built a network for young climate leaders in South America, the founder of the first fishing school in Greece who trains fishermen to collect plastic from the sea to a young woman engineer in Kenya using waste to make low-cost building materials.
The title of the series highlights the existence of climate change deniers and it seeks to refute them. Among the many calls in the series is to end fossil fuel consumption. Each episode in the series is narrated by an internationally renowned celebrity. Some of these celebrities are Goodwill Ambassadors and Messengers of Peace.
The first episode of the series was released on August 26. It features an interview with Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, elected chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, based in Old Crow, Canada.
Tizya-Tramm is campaigning for the Arctic communities to stop polluting the region with the use of fossil fuels and move to more sustainable, using renewable alternatives such as solar power.
The 10 episodes of the series are produced by UN News and Good To Do Today. The episodes will be released every Thursday, beginning 26 August and ending 28 October, the eve of the COP26 UIN climate conference in Glasgow.