Derval Barzey is the creator of the Climate Conscious podcast, which amplifies the Caribbean perspective on climate change and sustainable development. She's also a leader and expert on the just energy transition in the Caribbean.
In today's episode, we explore what it means to build a homegrown movement in the Caribbean that fosters sustainable development, empowers all people, and ensures meaningful progress on climate justice.
We discuss what a just energy transition looks like in the Caribbean as well as Derval’s motivation for setting up the Caribbean Women for Climate Justice conferences.
Derval also shares with us impactful ways the Caribbean diaspora can contribute to homegrown climate justice in the region.
00:00 - Introduction to Derval
03:01 - Derval’s relationship with nature
05:32 - Derval’s appreciation for nature in urban and rural spaces
07:32 - Why Derval chose to work in the energy sector
11:53 - What a just energy transition means
15:02 - Why equity matters in the just energy transition and what it looks like
25:04 - Why Derval set up the Caribbean Women for Climate Justice conference
33:50 - What homegrown sustainable development looks like in the Caribbean
46:22 - Solutions and pathways for homegrown sustainable development in the Caribbean
49:20 - Effective contributions the diaspora can make to realise climate justice in the Caribbean
55:06 - Derval’s reflections on her podcast, Climate Conscious podcast
58:55 - How you can support Derval
01:00:00 - How you can support Black Earth Podcast
If you liked this episode, check out our other podcast episodes with similar themes
- Hurricanes and climate justice in the Caribbean with Marjahn Finlayson
- How gorillas and communities can live in harmony with Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
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