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The latest ideas, debate and insights on UK environmental policy and politics. Brought to you by Green Alliance - the charity and think tank focused on achieving ambitious leadership for the environment.

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The latest ideas, debate and insights on UK environmental policy and politics. Brought to you by Green Alliance - the charity and think tank focused on achieving ambitious leadership for the environment.

    Acting on net zero now

    Acting on net zero now

    The UK was the first major economy to set legally-binding climate commitments, the first to commit to the phase out of coal power and is now the first to put a net zero target into legislation. But legislating for net zero is only the first step, it must be accompanied by bold and effective policies, and a clear plan.

    This London Climate Action Week event, hosted by Green Alliance and IPPR, discusses this momentous decision and what needs to be done now to end the UK’s contribution to climate change.

    • 30 min
    Will China save the planet?

    Will China save the planet?

    In response to Extinction Rebellion’s recent climate protests in the UK, some suggested that China would be a more legitimate target for protest. But what is China doing to address its domestic environmental crisis and transform the world's second largest economy away from highly polluting industry towards clean energy, services and innovation?

    Listen to the highlights from our discussion with Barbara Finamore, whose book 'Will China save the planet?' explores China’s global role on climate change.

    • 46 min
    News Review #10: Boris Johnson, the Amazon and 2020 predictions

    News Review #10: Boris Johnson, the Amazon and 2020 predictions

    The latest insights into environmental policy and politics, both in the UK and abroad.

    Things get heated in this episode as we cover wildfires in the Arctic, a heatwave in the UK and a bonfire of environmental protections in Brazil. Plus, as Amy and Matt prepare for a summer break, listen to their predictions about what we can expect from environmental politics and policy on their return.

    But first, does the new PM have any space on his desk for the environment and climate crisis?

    • 24 min
    The race to zero waste: designing Scotland's world leading recycling system

    The race to zero waste: designing Scotland's world leading recycling system

    Did you know? Waste and resources policy is a devolved matter in the UK. If there was a race for devolved nations to design a world leading recycling system, Scotland would be winning.

    While England is just considering how a deposit return scheme for drinks containers will work, Scotland announced in January 2019 that it would definitely be having one and set out its overarching design in May, with a deadline of bringing the system in by 2020.

    Join experts in resources and waste to discuss what needs to be done to ensure Scotland's recycling system is effective, and how the country can build on these upcoming changes to bring innovation to the way we handle resources.

    • 16 min
    News Review #9: Trump, trees and the CCC

    News Review #9: Trump, trees and the CCC

    The latest insights into environmental policy and politics, both in the UK and abroad.

    In this episode: Trump's speech on the environment; the environmental commitments of the contenders for the Conservative and Lib Dem leadership and how trillions of trees can tackle climate change. Plus, the Committee on Climate Change's latest report assessing the UK's progress against its climate targets (hint: it's not looking great).

    • 24 min
    Green Alliance News Review #8: mass lobby, Heathrow and acting on net zero

    Green Alliance News Review #8: mass lobby, Heathrow and acting on net zero

    The latest insights into environmental policy and politics in the UK and abroad.

    An episode of superlatives: Amy and Matt discuss the biggest ever parliamentary mass lobby on the environment; the UK becoming the first G7 economy with net zero emissions; and the third runway at Heathrow, an airport which is already the biggest single source of emissions in the UK. Three years after the EU referendum, Amy and Matt ask whether the UK is environmentally ready to leave the EU.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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Clear and engaging podcast!!!

Amazing review of the latest news in environment and climate. Explains what everything means and is clear about what we do and don’t know.
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