Introducing the Eurasian Climate Brief

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.

Surrounded by coal. Bachatsky, Russia.

Join us in Glasgow for our special COP26 series. The talks have been billed as the last-chance summit to prevent catastrophic climate change.

In this episode, we focus on Russia’s current reliance on coal, less than a day after G20 countries failed to reach an agreement to phase out the fuel.

Natalie Sauer, Angelina and Boris talk to Russian climate policy expert Anna Korppoo, a research professor at Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen Institute.

The Climate Strategies research she mentions in the interview can be found here.

This episode is hosted by:

  • Natalie Sauer is a French-British environmental journalist and MA student in Russian and Post-Soviet Politics at the School of Eastern European and Slavonic Studies, University College London. A former reporter for Climate Home News, Natalie has run the gamut of climate talks, from the annual COPs, intersessional talks in Bonn to negotiations on how to phrase landmark reports by the Intergovernmental Climate Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Her words have appeared in international media such as Le Monde Diplomatique, Politico Europe, AFP, Euractiv and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
  • Boris Schneider is a political economy and energy expert at n-ost, a Berlin-based network for cross-border reporting. He heads initiatives to boost climate journalism in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe. Boris has also worked as a specialist on Eastern European climate and energy topics, amongst others for navos Public Dialogue Consultants and for the German Economic Team, which advises governments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He holds an MSc in Economics from the Free University of Berlin and is interested in the intersection of political economy and ecology in Eurasia.
  • 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 the Caucasus on environmental and climate reporting.

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