Climate Fringe Stories

Climate Fringe

Climate Fringe Stories shares inspiring action and fascinating tales of the Scottish Climate Movement.

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Tune into this hugely inspirational podcast where Manish, Kat and Tami speak with Aroe from Klima Action Malaysia. Aroe talks about how raising awareness climate justice needs to be bigger than ever in Malaysia. 

Apr 22

46 min 12 sec

Climate Fringe Stories hosts Tami and Manish speak with Izzie Eriksen, the founder of a sustainable fashion Social Enterprise, ApparelXChange and Ian Mitchell, the CEO of Scotland's largest Social Enterprise support organisation CEIS.  They discuss the unique position Social Enterprises are in to tackle the climate emergency.    Listen now on Spotify, Apple & Google Podcast as well as Podbean. 

Mar 19

32 min 39 sec

Tami Pein speaks with Zarina Ahmad and Ester Eriksson about what it means to be an Eco Feminist. They discuss how an Intersectional approach to environmentalism can elevate those with marginalised race and gender identities in order to promote climate justice.    Zarina has over 10 years of experience working as a Climate Change and Environment Officer at the Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisation, Scotland. Ester is part of the Edinburgh Napier University Feminist Society who have been proactive in organising discussions on Eco Feminism from theory to practice. 

Mar 8

44 min 1 sec

100 Indigenous leaders are preparing to come to Glasgow in November for COP26. Climate Fringe's Kat Jones chats to Calfìn Lafchenke of the Mapuche people of Patagonia about his plans for gathering elders and leaders from across the world, keeping a flame burning throughout COP and why he thinks that scientists and artists are the shamans of the western world. Calfín discusses the work of the Minga Indigena of joining together science, arts and culture and indigenous knowledge to communicate to world leaders and people across the world at COP26 and how he is looking forward to meeting our own elders and tradition bearers when he comes to Scotland.   Calfín comes from the southernmost tip of Patagonia and was one of the organisers of the Minga Indigena, the gathering of Indigenous leaders that came to COP25 in Madrid. We are also joined by Isabella Noero, director of UNÁ Festival, who is Colombian and based in Glasgow who translates the conversation with Calfín and explain some of the work she is doing with Calfín to link artists with the work of the Minga Indigena.  

Feb 24

36 min 34 sec

In this latest episode of the Climate Fringe podcast we discuss the issues of keeping going, nurturing resilience and wellbeing and somehow remaining effective people in a climate crisis. Tami, Kat and Manish invite Eva Schonfeld, a climate activist, process designer and facilitator, who has been involved in activism for two decades. She coordinated Transition Support Scotland, the Fife Diet and ran conferences for the Scottish Greens. Eva is a co-founder of Starter Culture, Heartpolitics and Grassroots to Global, co-convened the Conflict Transformation summit for Transition Network and supports sociocratic system development, decision-making and facilitation in many contexts. She is also a co author of Politics, Trauma and Empathy - which she recommends we should read 'even though it's very long :)

Jan 15

38 min 19 sec

For our Climate Fringe Christmas Special, regular hosts Kat and Manish invite their respective siblings (who also happen to work on climate and conservation) around the virtual Christmas dinner table. With so many families unable to meet up in person this year, join the Joshis and the Joneses as they try and have a virtual Christmas: talking Climate, COP and cheesy cracker jokes.   Kat's sister, Professor Julia Jones is a conservation scientist working on, among other things, the effectiveness of forest conservation initiatives including climate-related incentives. She is particularly interested in the social and local community dimensions of conservation. Manish's brother, Rajiv Joshi, is a founder of Bridging Ventures, an initiative to connect across business, creatives, investors and activists on sustainable solutions. He was previously the Managing Director of The B Team, a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of business leaders to catalyse a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet.  “Sound effects obtained from“

Dec 2020

45 min 52 sec

Faith and Climate Podcast   In this episode we explore what faith communities bring to climate campaigning and action. With discussions ranging across Sikh, Muslim, Baháʼí, Christian and Jewish faith perspectives, this podcast explores commonalities, shared perspectives and the motivations of our contributors. Tami, Kat and Manish invite Ravinder Nijjar chair of UK women of Faith Network, Linsay Taylor of Muslim Engagement and Development and chair of Interfaith Scotland, and Maureen, three women from three different faith traditions to the virtual studio. I hope you enjoy the wide ranging, fascinating, personal and meaningful discussions as a listener as much as we enjoyed making this podcast.

Nov 2020

1 hr 7 min

This Climate Fringe Stories podcast explores what uncertainty means for COP and civil society and the lessons we can learn from Chile. Tami and Kat from SCCS chat with Manish Joshi, a seasoned COP attendee and Civil Society organiser on their experiences of COP over the last decade. We then meet with Paula Tassarra from Cultura Planeteria to find out what lessons she learnt from the COP being moved from Chile. 

Oct 2020

51 min 14 sec

This podcast is a special edition in collaboration with climate change creative. A conversation between Scotland and Zimbabwe. Hosted by Fadzai Mwakutuya in conversation with Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi the Regional Director of National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo  Climate Change Creative is an online artivist resource created to facilitate the sharing of original designs within the public domain; such as banners and placards which raise climate change awareness. The project is funded by Enough! and Creative Scotland.  National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, Dzimbanhete Arts and Culture Interactions Trust and Visual Artists Association of Bulawayo.  

Oct 2020

33 min 48 sec

Listen back to the Book Launch to celebrate the publication of Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being by Alastair McIntosh. Alastair will be in conversation with Professor Alison Phipps, holder of the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration at Glasgow University. The launch is hosted in partnership with Climate Fringe and the Centre for Human Ecology. 

Aug 2020

55 min 1 sec

Why have young people been so effective in communicating the urgency of the climate crisis? And what is it that motivates these activists? Tami Pein of SCCS speaks to Scottish Youth Climate Striker, Dylan Hamilton, Catrina Randall of Youth FoES, and Seonaid Knox of Scottish Prophetic Activists

Aug 2020

59 min 8 sec

Kat Jones talks with Fadzai Mwakutuya and Inge Panneels about role art plays in the struggle against climate change. Fadzai is the founder of, a collaborate network for artists who explore the issues of climate change through art. Fadzai and Inge discuss the wider climate art movement in Scotland and beyond relating to their own practice and personal stories. 

Jul 2020

28 min 12 sec

Listen back to the Introduction to Climate Justice. We have invited Nishma Doshi, a Climate Justice activist in Scotland and Ilisapeci Masivesi from Oxfam Pacfic. We will find out what Climate Justice means to our speakers, looking at the Scottish perspective and examples from Fiji.      

Jul 2020

58 min 42 sec

In the virtual studio, Tami talks with Simon, Kirsty and Jonny from Food for Good. An Edinburgh based food coalition who have come together to deliver over 50,000 meals during the Covid-19 crisis. This podcast looks at community food, resilience in times of crisis, food knowledge and sovereignty.  

Jun 2020

36 min 46 sec

For our first episode of the Climate Fringe Stories Tami is in conversation with ÚNA festival organisers, Isabella Noero and Cameron Mackay. The episode delves into their motivations to put on ÚNA TraDigital Festival 2020. Touching on the power of storytelling, myth and education within climate arts.  To find out more visit:  

May 2020

29 min 14 sec