The Covid Gamble That Came Up Short

The rich world placed a big bet on vaccines. But the flaw in that gamble became clear as a new variant spreads. The vaccine was never enough to stop the pandemic, Edie Lush points out in this episode, even if the world had enough vaccine. Most of the world did not have enough vaccine and...

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The Climate Summit Was Better Than You Think

Everyone seemed disappointed with the Glasgow climate summit. But maybe it was not as bad as it looked? That is the provocative insight of Isabel Hilton, an expert on both climate action and on one of the pivotal countries, China. Yes, it was “unhelpful,” as she put it, that India, with China’s backing, changed the...

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The World Health Organization’s emergency committee on Covid-19 says that “analysis of the present situation and forecasting models indicate that the pandemic is far from finished.”  To curtail it, a “coordinated international response” is needed, reports Co-host Claudia Romo Edelman. “Where have I heard that before?” replied co-host Edie Lush. A coordinated response is exactly...

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Getting the Global Goals Back on Track

In this episode, taped live at the end of the United Nation’s General Assembly meeting, three experts face the challenge of making up ground lost to the pandemic. Measures of wealth, health, education and equity have all been set back. “The world has a lot of work to do,” said co-host Edie Lush. “The pandemic...

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The Good News about the Bad News about the Global Goals

The pandemic and economic collapse dealt a severe blow to the progress that was being made toward eradicating extreme poverty, improving health and education, and reducing hunger and inequity. Those are the Sustainable Development Goals, aka the Global Goals, the World’s ‘to-do list’ for a better, fairer world by 2030. “A lot of of the...

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Now, The Climate Comes For Us

Do you think Climate Change is something that will happen in the future? Or something that will happen somewhere else? Well, as Co-hosts Claudia Romo Edelman and Edie Lush, say: think again. The climate is warming and one of the predicted effects, extreme weather, is happening faster and more severely than climate scientists had forecast....

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COVID Rebellion

The world has had it with lockdowns at just the wrong moment. Covid is spreading faster than ever even as political leaders back off restrictions designed to curb it. Dr. David Nabarro, special envoy of the world health organization on Covid-19, warns that the next six months will be rough. “We are in the middle...

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Global GoalsCast is a podcast that inspires and empowers listeners to make the world a better place by sharing the stories of those who are advancing and achieving a more sustainable world.


On September 25, 2015 as part of a new sustainable development agenda, 193 countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved by 2030.

We Are All Human

The Global Goalscast is an initiative from the We Are All Human Foundation. The We Are All Human Foundation is dedicated to promoting diversity, radical inclusion, and equity

Show Hosts

These two experts and seasoned hosts from both sides of the Atlantic will travel the world to find inspiring efforts and discuss topics that truly matter, through an engaging and entertaining lens.

Claudia Romo Edelman

Special Advisor for UNICEF. Expert on Marketing for social causes.

Edie Lush

Executive Editor, Hub Culture Well-known journalist and communication coach..

Global GoalsCast is made possible by the kind support of Mastercard.