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What are the big ideas that WRI is working on, and how do we turn them into action? Each episode of WRI's big ideas into action podcast examines a different big idea at the nexus of environment, economic growth and human well-being, from the sustainable ocean economy to the ways water-related conflict can be solved. Each series will include between 6 and 8 episodes, and we'll also be recording special programs to provide insights and expertise on the big events shaping the world we live in. Subscribe via Soundcloud or wherever you download your podcasts, and don't forget to rate us.

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There are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic about the course the oceans are on, but Peter Thomson, U.N. Special Envoy for the Ocean, is optimistic. He joins WRI's Lawrence MacDonald and Kristian Teleki to discuss why a 2017 conference marked a sea change.

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Frances Seymour talks about her contributions to setting up a $1 million prize to stir innovation in technology for locating peat, a project WRI Indonesia is overseeing. Indonesia's peatlands are one of the world's premier stocks of carbon, but mapping them remains a stubborn hurdle to their protection.


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