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Roots of Resilience Episode 6 Stories of Climate Resilience from Central Asia

Roots of Resilience Episode 6

Stories of Climate Resilience from Central Asia


In Episode 6 of Roots of Resilience, host Chithira Vijayakumar takes us on a compelling journey into Central Asia, an often overlooked region in the global climate conversation. In this episode, we delve into the environmental crossroads of Central Asia, exploring the region’s diverse ecosystems facing the impacts of climate change. The podcast is driven by a mission to unearth stories buried by mainstream media—real solutions, struggles, and victories of local communities and Indigenous Peoples against the overwhelming forces of climate change.

The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of rising temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns in Central Asia. From the shrinking Aral Sea to thawing glaciers in the Palmer and Tianshan Mountain ranges, unmistakable signs of change emerge. The episode investigates the intricate dance between human activities and the environment, shedding light on the consequences of mining and deforestation. However, it’s not just a tale of challenges; ‘Roots of Resilience’ spotlights innovative climate change solutions that offer hope.

This podcast is more than an exploration; it’s a call to action. The episode features an interview with Elena Kreuzberg, a dedicated advocate for biodiversity and forest protection in Central Asia and beyond. Join the conversation, amplify marginalized voices, and unite in the shared mission to protect our planet for a more resilient and climate-friendly future.


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Chithira Vijayakumar, host, co-producer

Coraina de la Plaza, co-producer

Ismail Wolff, editor, co-producer

Cover Art: Ismail Wolff


Elena Kreuzberg,

Audio credits:

‘Black Catbird’ by the Garifuna Collective

Licensor: Stonetree Records

Link & creative Commons license details:

Release date:

30 December 2023


16 févr., 2024
Posted in Forêts et Changement Climatique, Podcasts