The Eurasian Climate Brief

Countdown to COP26: an interview with Georgy Safonov

October 30, 2021 Eurasian Climate Brief Team Season 1 Episode 1
The Eurasian Climate Brief
Countdown to COP26: an interview with Georgy Safonov
Show Notes

The Eurasian Climate Brief is a new podcast dedicated to climate news in the region stretching from Eastern Europe and Russia down to Caucasia and Central Asia. 

Over the next two weeks, we’ll be taking you to Glasgow for a special series during COP26. This international conference has been billed as the last-chance summit to prevent catastrophic climate change.

We’re kickstarting our special COP26 series with an interview with energy expert Georgy Safonov; Georgy is an energy expert with many years of experience working on climate policy in our region of interest. He has also attended many of the recent international climate conferences so we invited him onto the podcast to discuss what we might be able to expect from this year's summit. 

This episode is hosted by:

  • Natalie Sauer, an environmental journalist and MA student in post-soviet politics at University College London.
  • Boris Schneider, a political economy and energy expert at n-ost, a Berlin-based network for cross-border reporting. Boris heads initiatives to boost climate journalism in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe. 
  • Angelina Davydova, an environmental journalist from Russia. Angelina has been writing about climate change in the region for Russian and international media and attending UN climate summits since 2008. She also teaches environmental journalism and environmental and climate policy and communication in a number of universities and regularly organises training for journalists from Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus on environmental and climate reporting.

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