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Season 2 Ep. 2 - Real Climate Solution or False Promise? Here's How to Tell

By Doria Robinson, Basav Sen, Bineshi Albert, Chris Rodriguez, and Keenan Rhodes - Climate Justice Alliance, April 21, 2022

In this episode, we talk to Bineshi Albert, co-executive director of CJA, about her experience at last year’s United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland – and how “net zero” and “carbon capture” are FALSE solutions to climate change that distract us from what we really need to do.

If those are false solutions, how do we cut through the noise to REAL solutions that actually tackle the problems causing climate change– and not at the expense of people and all living creatures of the planet?

We answer these questions with our trusted guides Basav Sen (Climate Change Policy Director at the Institute of Policy Studies), Doria Robinson (Executive Director of Urban Tilth), and Chris Rodriguez (Community Organizer at Ironbound Community Corporation). Doria shows us how a “cultural revolution” to local food systems and reconnecting to our geographies is key to Just Transition. Chris fights greenwashing and new polluters in Newark, New Jersey, both through community action and policy change, and Basav gets into the weeds on how to decipher real climate solutions from those that might sound good but don’t really solve the problem.

News clip from Democracy Now on Chevron fire in Richmond, California:…_2_million_for

Music by Monica Atkins, co-executive director of the Climate Justice Alliance. The track is titled “Love, Black, Warrior,” by Surreal. Find more of her work on Soundcloud: @user-361229213

Learn more about the three CJA member organizations featured in this episode:
Institute for Policy Studies:
Urban Tilth:
Ironbound Community Corporation:

Learn more about:
Climate Justice Alliance Statement on the Intergovernmental Climate Change Panel’s Report:
The Glasgow Climate Pact / COP26:…outcomes-from-cop26
Climate Justice Alliance Statement on COP26:
COP26 and “Net Zero”:
False Climate Solutions:

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