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Planet Pod - From politicians to protesters, scientists to entrepreneurs, we talk to the peoplebehind the headlines.We are in a climate emergency. What can we do to protect our planet? At Planet Pod we believe that the first step is to take action, every small step adds up to change. We aim to share ideas and knowledge to help us all live more sustainable lives. Together we can make great strides towards halting climate change and making a difference, but the time to act is now.Planet Pod is delighted to be partnering with The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London for a ten-part podcast series which dives deep into the science of Climate Change, exploring how we can get to Net Zero sector by sector – energy, waste, travel and innovation. Stay updated via our Twitter and Instagram.
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Planet Pod - From politicians to protesters, scientists to entrepreneurs, we talk to the peoplebehind the headlines.We are in a climate emergency. What can we do to protect our planet? At Planet Pod we believe that the first step is to take action, every small step adds up to change. We aim to share ideas and knowledge to help us all live more sustainable lives. Together we can make great strides towards halting climate change and making a difference, but the time to act is now.Planet Pod is delighted to be partnering with The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London for a ten-part podcast series which dives deep into the science of Climate Change, exploring how we can get to Net Zero sector by sector – energy, waste, travel and innovation. Stay updated via our Twitter and Instagram.
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    Protest Is Not a Crime - Yet!

    Protest Is Not a Crime - Yet!

    Climate activists of all shapes and sizes will be affected by the proposed amendments to the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. All forms of peaceful protest from linking arms while walking in the road to making a noise could be banned and potentially criminalised. Estelle Dehon a barrister with expertise in environment & human rights law and Liam Norton campaigner & spokesperson for Insulate Britain discuss what this might mean for civil liberties and climate action.
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    • 44 min
    Anxiety to Action

    Anxiety to Action

    When does 'normal' concern about the planet become climate anxiety? Who does eco-anxiety affect? What can we do about it? How can we look after our mental health under a cloud of Covid? We explored these questions and more with Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams, a Clinical Psychologist specialising in Climate Anxiety, Dr Emma Lawrance, Mental Health Innovations Fellow at the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) at Imperial College London and Rowenna Davis, Director of Global Future, a think tank dedicated to using psychological insight to pursue progressive politics. 
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    • 38 min
    The COP we should have had 20 years ago?

    The COP we should have had 20 years ago?

    In this final episode in our COP Conversations series @TheGreen Amanda and co-host Chris White from the University of Strathclyde catch up with Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK’s Climate Change Committee who sounds a positive note about the likely final outcome from COP26. We discuss how this COP has established a clear pathway to limiting global heating to below 2degC, if not the targetted 1.5deg C. With positive engagement of corporates and financiers in the debate along with mounting pressure from the younger generation and other concerned citizens, could COP26 be the tipping point to give global governments the confidence to enact tougher legislation and provide greater incentives to decarbonise? Have we finally recognised that adaptation and building resilience is a key part of mitigating climate change and are we on the way to achieving a fair transition? Listen to this final episode to find out!
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    • 38 min
    Green Hydrogen on Tap

    Green Hydrogen on Tap

    Solving the climate emergency will need a host of innovative ideas and new business models.  In this special episode recorded at COP @TheGreenAmanda meets up with Hugo Spowers - entrepreneur, former motor racer and MD of Riversimple, producers of affordable, hassle free, fun-to-drive hydrogen powered eco cars and Earthshot prize winner Vaitea Cowan, co-founder of Enapter, manufacturers of the first scalable electrolyser that replaces fossil fuels with green hydrogen.  Together they discuss how they are breaking mould and reshaping our thinking on sustainable personal and larger scale transport.
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    Good COP, Bad COP?

    Good COP, Bad COP?

    As we reach the end of two weeks of debate and dialogue, @TheGreenAmanda asks guest Seema Joshi from Global Witness to reflect on some of the key themes at this year’s COP.   Since the Paris agreement global banks have lent $157bn to businesses which drive deforestation, so are we really serious about protecting global rainforests? With the 503 delegates representing the interests of fossil fuel companies outnumbering those from the largest country, did this COP duck the challenge of cutting our ties with fossil fuels?  Will the non-binding words of commitments made be backed by hard hitting and rigidly enforced regulation and law?  As Green and Blue Zones held separate gatherings, were those whose lives and livelihoods are being affected most by climate change given the opportunity to be part of the negotiations?  Did this COP step up to the plate or was it just – in the words of activist Greta Thunburg – just another “blah blah blah”?
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    • 29 min
    End Transport Inequality

    End Transport Inequality

    It is time to rethink our relationship with cars - 30% of the time your car sits unused outside your house. We need a systems change around transport. Our guests understand the changes needed in business models, culture, planning and government policies to set us on the right road. @TheGreenAmanda is joined by Professor Greg Marsden from the University of Leeds’ Institute of Transport Studies, Hugo Spowers, reformed racing driver and founder of River Simple and Joe Ravetz from the Manchester Urban Institute at the University of Manchester. The step changes needed cannot be achieved by incremental measures. It’s time for big bold thinking.
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    • 53 min

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