In preparation for a big Green Press Conference in August 2008, Andrew Mannle, Mike Ratner and Paul Johnston premiered “The Green Radio Show” end of June with a roundtable meeting of Media, experts and grass roots activist.
Because there is a lot of conflicting information, misinformation, and changing information in the green space, the Green Press Conference sees itself as an opportunity to present these issues to mainstream journalists and open a dialogue with journalists to hear their questions and strategies for covering the crucial topics of climate change, the energy economy and sustainable solutions.
Peter Richards from REEEP participated at this press conference and presented REEEP, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership. He spoke about instituting renewable energy in developing countries and what the developed world can do to help these countries. Peter stressed that we should not only focus on the +5 countries (China, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Mexico) in case of sustainability issues but have a look on other developing countries too.
After his presentation he introduced the STERN-Report to the audience which resulted in a very interesting discussion about several different topics (ie. “green things cost more money”).
See “The green radio show @ IDEOCAST” for further information and the whole lineup oft the cast. You can listen to or download the whole cast there too.