Listen to How did corporate lobbying influence COP26?50:0115 November 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, as the COP26 climate summit wraps up, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning journalist, author and regular voice on The Grapevine, Jeff Sparrow, to break down the influence of corporations at the negotiations, along with accusations of greenwashing. Sparrow has a new book out; Crimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global Heating, exploring the private sector’s role in driving climate change.

Then, expert in gender-based violence, Professor Angela Tafe from La Trobe Uni calls in to discuss women’s safety on public transport. A major collaborative project between La Trobe, Monash & RMIT called Tram Lab, has been undertaken to develop new “toolkits” to help improve women’s safety on public transport.

And as COVID disaster payments are set to end next week, CEO of the Victorian Council of Social Services, Emma King, phones in to talk about the challenges facing people who’ve lost work and will have to pursue Job Seeker as underemployment and unemployment rates continue to increase.

About this program

Putting local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into our cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and environment. All stitched together with a mixtape of music.

Regular guests and segments include: urban planning and history with Assoc/Prof David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update; Guardian Australia reporter Benita Kolovos on Victorian state politics; Jeff Sparrow on politics, society, and everything in between; freedom of information correspondent Petra Stock, and live music.

Program theme: Hugh Masekala's Grazing in the Grass

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.