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Episode 21st November 2021 • My Climate Story • Leeds Alumni
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In episode two, host Simon Moore is in conversation with Leeds alumni Gemma Hoskins (Environmental Science 2002), Head of Outreach at Greenpeace, UK, and Meesha Tandon (MSc Watershed Management 2007), Independent Subject Expert and the Vice President of the Sustainability & Adaption Planning Foundation, India. 

We hear about the work of Greenpeace and newer environmental groups, and the role activist movements play in inspiring others. We find out about attitudes towards climate change in India, and how Meesha is working to educate the population. We hear our guests' hopes for COP26, and why there is reason for optimism.   

We also discover the role Leeds played in our guests’ careers, and hear some advice on how you too could forge a career in sustainability.  

My Climate Story is your opportunity to meet inspiring Leeds alumni around the globe who are helping to combat the climate crisis. 

* Presented by Simon Moore (Biology 2014), alum and communications officer at University of Leeds and Admin and Logistics Lead with the Climate Action Leeds programme. Follow @Simon_C_Moore on Twitter. 

Featuring Gemma Hoskins, Head of Outreach at Greenpeace, UK, a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction. Gemma sets the direction of Greenpeace’s Volunteer Programme, delivers Greenpeace’s local presence campaigns, and provides relevant support to their network of approximately 5,000 Activists to enable them to deliver work to support the organisational objectives across the UK.  

And Meesha Tandon, Independent Subject Expert and the Vice President of the Sustainability & Adaption Planning Foundation, India, a group of environmental experts who seek to raise climate change awareness across all of Indian society. Meesha conducts awareness programs and short courses on water and other aspects of climate change.   

Produced by Ed Newbould, communications executive, University of Leeds. 

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You can meet more inspiring Leeds alumni around the globe who are helping to combat the climate crisis through our podcasts, features and guest blog posts.

And discover how Leeds researchers are helping to make the upcoming climate summit a success, to shift the world rapidly to net-zero emissions and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis.