We are thrilled to have interviewed Lily Odarno, Clean Air Task Force's Director of Energy and Climate Innovation Program, Africa.
Lily shared some fascinating insights about the work of Clean Air Task Force, the specific work they are undertaking across Africa, the intersection of growth and climate mitigation, the need for localised clean energy solutions and much more. This was one of our favourite interviews recorded this year and is not to be missed.
Let us know what you learnt from this interview in the comments! (Also let us know what you think of the new introduction style, and whether we should keep it!)
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00:00 - Opening chat between Luke and Grace
03:05 - Introduction to Lily and Clean Air Task Force
04:39 - The role of developing economies in climate change mitigation
07:44 - Clear Air Task Force's work across the African continent
10:49 - Climate change projections for Africa are mismatched with desire for growth
11:31 - Technologies that Clean Air Task Force is interested in
13:38 - Why is there a focus on a narrow range of tech, as well as reduced consumption?
16:04 - Funding sources influence policy
17:35 - Technology development within African countries
20:01 - Kenya as an example of renewable energy development
22:59 - How does CATF operate day to day?
26:03 - Specific challenges the African continent faces when it comes to decarbonisation
29:35 - What happens if we don't get it right?
34:24 - What is the role of philanthropy in climate change?
37:52 - Is Lily optimistic about change?
41:06 - Takeaways for the audience
Production: Grace Adams
Editor: Marco Shimabukuro
Interviewer: Luke Freeman
Guest: Lily Odarno
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