Western marketing has moved into China in a big way. In this podcast we hear a clip from the film ‘The Cars That Ate China’ with Tom Doctoroff from J Walter Thompson Advertising. He explains how marketers have tapped into Chinese thinking. And specifically why the Chinese have gone so nuts about getting a car.
Audio: Listen to The Cars that Ate China movie podcast – part 2, Tom Doctoroff on Chinese consumer behaviour.
Photo: decade_null, Creative Commons, Flickr.
Posted in Business, Films, Places, Podcasts, Transport
Tagged advertising, Business, cars, China, consumer behaviour, documentary, environment, film, marketing, movie, sustainability, The Cars That Ate China, Transport
Industrialisation and consumerism at warp speed – China’s economy is growing so rapidly and there are so many people in that country, we will need 4 planets of resources to cope with the demand. In this podcast we hear from James Kyng who wrote the book ‘China Shakes the World’. He introduces us to the implications for the world’s environment of China’s mad rush to prosperity.
Audio: Listen to The Cars That Ate China movie podcast – part 3, James Kyng on the implications for the world’s environment.
Posted in Business, Climate change, Films, Places, Podcasts, Pollution, Transport
Tagged cars, China, Consumerism, documentary, economic growth, environment, film, movie, sustainability, The Cars That Ate China, Transport
Instead of banging on about risks, threats and costs, some in business have seen what needs to be done and are just getting on with it. We’re talking here about how our economy will need to change if we’re ever going to deal with climate change.
In this interview Fiona Wain, CEO of Environment Business Australia, tells us about the opportunities for business and some of the interesting green business innovations on the go – some we rarely hear about.
Posted in Business, Climate change, Energy, Podcasts
Tagged Business, environment, Environment Business Australia, Fiona Wain, Green business, innovation, podcast, sustainability
The good professor has a message for the sceptics who still don’t believe in climate change and the scaremongers who would have us believe the sky will fall in if we re-gear our economy to lower our carbon emissions. Listen to the podcast interview with Ross Garnaut on climate change.
Posted in Business, Carbon trading, Climate change, Editor's pick, Podcasts, Urban planning, Wildlife
Tagged carbon, Climate change, environment, Environment Show, Garnaut, Phil Stubbs, podcast
The program for this week is on climate change. And specifically the Garnaut Review and where Australia is headed. We have an interview with Professor Ross Garnaut and comments from leading green and business groups. Check out the show live to air on Thursday 17 July at 9am – streamed live at 2ser or on your wireless at 107.3fm. You can also download segments onto your ipod through the itunes store.
And we have these videos from the Garnaut Forum. In fact you can even rate what he has to say. In this video, the good professor lashes out at the sceptics (in his own gentile way):
Here’s what Ross said when asked why Australia should act when other countries aren’t:
And here’s what Professor Garnaut had to say about compensating the coal industry:
Posted in Business, Carbon trading, Climate change, Energy, News, Politics, Video
Tagged carbon emissions, Carbon trading, Climate change, environment, Environment Show, Garnaut, Phil Stubbs, podcast, radio, Video
A carbon emissions trading scheme is coming soon. In 18 months in fact. But what will it look like?
It seems the two majors parties are heading for a showdown on the shape of it. And thrown into the mix is a newly configured senate. A strange assortment of new powerbrokers – The Greens, Family First and Mr X – may well determine the new scheme’s fate.
This segment came out of our regular review of key environment news. Each week we speak to one of the country’s leading environmental journalists to find out what’s happening. This week, we talk to Ben Cubby, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Chief Environment Reporter. Listen to The Environment Show’s interview on the latest carbon trading scheme news.
Posted in Carbon trading, Climate change, News, Podcasts, Urban planning
Tagged carbon emissions, Carbon trading, Climate change, environment, News, podcast, The Environment Show, The Greens
The car lobby is given the right of reply in this podcast. I speak with Alan Evans, President of the NRMA, Australia’s largest motoring body. He says the GetUp organisation need to get real. To build public transport to all parts of Sydney and into the country is simply not going to happen. That people are always going to have a need for mobility. And since most of the growth of the traffic in our cities is commercial operators, do we really want to see refrigerators being wheeled onto a train instead? Listen to the interview with Alan Evans from the NRMA – on cars, public transport, fuel price increases and peak oil.
Posted in Consumerism, Peak oil, Podcasts, Transport, Urban planning
Tagged Alan Evans, cars, environment, Environment Show, fuel, fuel price increases, gas, NRMA, Peak oil, Phil Stubbs, public transort, Transport
This commercial takes the p**s out of the government’s FuelWatch scheme. Made by GetUp to make the point that we need long term planning for a sustainable transport system.
Watch the FuelWatch commercial.
Posted in Ads, Business, Consumerism, Editor's pick, Peak oil, Podcasts, Politics, Transport, Urban planning
Tagged cars, cities, environment, Environment Show, fuel, fuel price increases, GetUp, Phil Stubbs, public transport, sustainable, Transport
In this interview I speak with Bruce Robinson, Convenor of the Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil. (ASPO is a leading international group of concerned scientists on the issue.)
Bruce says governments should be informing people and preparing our economies now for peak oil, the inevitable declining rate of oil production.
Listen to the podcast interview with Bruce Robinson (from the Association for the Study of Peak Oil.)
Posted in Energy, Peak oil, Podcasts, Transport
Tagged ASPO, Bruce Robinson, Energy, environment, Environment Show, oil, Peak oil, podcast, Transport
In case you hadnt noticed, the price of oil is on the march. And there’s analysts saying we’ll look back at 2008 in the years to come and think we were lucky. That petrol was cheap.
So what is happening with oil?
There’s no doubt the world’s demand for oil is increasing in a big way. What is in contention is the world’s supply.
A growing number of experts are saying we won’t be able to keep up with the world’s insatiable demand. And in fact, we’ve reached a tipping point. The term they’re using is ‘peak oil’.
In this interview, Michael Lardelli from the University of Adelaide sounds the alarm bells. Listen to the interview with Michael Lardelli on peak oil.
Posted in Energy, Peak oil, Podcasts, Transport
Tagged Energy, environment, Environment Show, fuel prices, gas, interview, Michael Lardelli, oil, oil prices, Peak oil, petrol prices, Phil Stubbs, podcast, sustainable