Nominated for CJF Award for Climate Solutions Reporting 2022

Canada’s National Observer is already the country’s most trusted voice in climate journalism. Now, it has a new podcast: Race Against Climate Change. With just nine years until 2030, we need to move fast to avert climate catastrophe. So what are we going to do about it? Race Against Climate Change brings you the stories and solutions you won’t hear anywhere else.

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This summer, Canadians faced lethal heat waves and unprecedented forest fires. The race is on to 2030, the year that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has identified as our deadline to cut emissions and avoid climate catastrophe. No one can shake the feeling that we have to act, and quickly.

From Canada’s National Observer comes Race Against Climate Change, a six-part podcast that will move you from climate paralysis to inspired action.

Meet the people facing the climate crisis head on, who are moving us towards transformation in record time. Dig into the critical conversations we need to be having right now, and learn what we can do over the next nine years, if we choose to act quickly.

Listen along to demystify our transition to net-zero, and be part of the solution.

Shaghayegh Tajvidi is the Director of Digital Strategy and Creative Productions at Canada’s National Observer. Currently based in Toronto, she leads all aspects of audio and visual media production. She has covered race relations, immigration and environmental struggles across North America. Prior to joining CNO she was shooting and editing short films from Baltimore, Maryland to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia.

Polly Leger has won awards for breaking news, climate reporting, and her podcast work. Before switching to creating narrative audio, she spent nearly a decade working in daily news for CBC Radio shows across the country. She’s an Acadian settler based in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Linda Solomon Wood
For more than a decade, Canada's National Observer CEO and editor-in-chief Linda Solomon Wood has been a leader in the digital reinvention of Canadian media and has helped to drive the national conversation on the environment, politics and climate change. An award-winning journalist, she began her career as an investigative reporter for The Tennessean in Nashville. She immigrated to Canada in 2001 and is the mother of four young people.

Institute for Sustainability, Education and Action and Canadian Centre for Journalism collaborated with Canada's National Observer to produce Race Against Climate Change.