Podcast: Zoe Cohen speaks to Coaching at Work on Climate Coaching Action Day

Podcast: Zoe Cohen speaks to Coaching at Work on Climate Coaching Action Day, 3 March 2022

Zoe Cohen

In this podcast for Climate Coaching Action Day 2022, Zoe Cohen speaks to Coaching at Work’s Molly Hall. Zoe is an executive coach, team coach, coach supervisor and carbon literate coach. To accompany this moving and inspiring call to action, Zoe has kindly provided some references and suggested reading for coaches who’d like to know more about what’s happening in the climate emergency (see below). Zoe has dedicated this podcast to the late Alison Whybrow, a friend and colleague.

Zoe Cohen podcast with Coaching at Work for Climate Coaching Action Day, 3 March 2022

References and recommended reading

N Ahmed, ‘Green economic growth is an article of ‘faith’ devoid of scientific evidence -Crack team that advised UN Global Sustainable Development Report settle a longstanding debate with hard empirical data’ in Insurge Intelligence, 6 July, 2020. https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/green-economic-growth-is-an-article-of-faith-devoid-of-scientific-evidence-5e63c4c0bb5e

D Carrington, ‘Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study’ in The Guardian, 21 May, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/21/human-race-just-001-of-all-life-but-has-destroyed-over-80-of-wild-mammals-study

H Dryden and D Duncan, Climate regulating ocean plants and animals are being destroyed by toxic chemicals and plastics, accelerating our path towards ocean pH 7.95 in 25 years which will devastate humanity,2021. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3860950

Y N Harari, The Surprisingly Low Price Tag on Preventing Climate Disaster, 2022 https://time.com/6132395/two-percent-climate-solution/

G Herrington, ‘Update to limits to growth: Comparing the World3 model with empirical data’ in Journal of Industrial Ecology, 3 November, 2020. https://advisory.kpmg.us/articles/2021/limits-to-growth.html

J Hickel, DEGROWTH: A RESPONSE TO BRANKO MILANOVIC, 27 October, 2020. https://www.jasonhickel.org/blog/tag/degrowth

J Hickel, ‘Quantifying national responsibility for climate breakdown: an equality-based attribution approach for carbon dioxide emissions in excess of the planetary boundary’ in The Lancet Planetary Health,  4 (9), E399-E404, 1 September, 2020. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(20)30196-0/fulltext

T Lenton et al, ‘Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against. The growing threat of abrupt and irreversible climate changes must compel political and economic action on emissions’, in Nature, 27 November 2019. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03595-0


R Mills, COP26: Prince Charles to tell world leaders they need to be on ‘a war-like footing’ to tackle climate crisis, Sky News, 1 November 2021 https://news.sky.com/story/cop26-prince-charles-tells-g20-world-leaders-the-future-of-humanity-and-nature-herself-are-at-stake-12456102

J Millward-Hopkins, Providing decent living with minimum energy: A global scenarioin Global Environmental Change, 65, November 2020, 102168. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378020307512

Oxfam, EXTREME CARBON INEQUALITY Why the Paris climate deal must put the poorest, lowest emitting and most vulnerable people first. Oxfam Media Briefing, 2 December 2015. Accessed from https://www-cdn.oxfam.org/s3fs-public/file_attachments/mb-extreme-carbon-inequality-021215-en.pdf


S Pappas, ‘Human-Made Stuff Now Outweighs All Life on Earth – The sheer scale of buildings, infrastructure and other anthropogenic objects underscores our impact on the planet’ in Scientific American, 9 December, 2020. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/human-made-stuff-now-outweighs-all-life-on-earth/

D Roberts, ‘Social tipping points are the only hope for the climate – A new paper explores how to trigger them’ in Vox, 29 January, 2020. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2020/1/29/21083250/climate-change-social-tipping-points

Stockholm Resilience Centre, 2022. https://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/planetary-boundaries.html

United Nations, 2019 https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2019/05/nature-decline-unprecedented-report/

J Vidal, ‘Protect nature for world economic security, warns UN biodiversity chief’, in The Guardian, 16 August 2010. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/16/nature-economic-security

D Višević, 26 August, 2021 https://twitter.com/visevic/status/1431012057143463937?s=20

C Xu et al ‘Future of the human climate niche’ in PNAS, 117 (21) 11350-11355, 2020 https://www.pnas.org/content/117/21/11350