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Climate action on your doorstep. Dr Rebecca Ford, Professor Matt Hannon, and Dr Fraser Stewart are your trusted guides to smart local energy and a zero carbon future. Find us at www.localzeropod.com

Local Zero Strathclyde Institute for Sustainable Communities

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Climate action on your doorstep. Dr Rebecca Ford, Professor Matt Hannon, and Dr Fraser Stewart are your trusted guides to smart local energy and a zero carbon future. Find us at www.localzeropod.com

    Food and farming in a net-zero Scotland

    Food and farming in a net-zero Scotland

    How do agriculture and food production affect climate change and biodiversity, and can we fully decarbonise this industry?
    Becky, Fraser and Matt are joined by agriculture and environment consultant Keesje Avis, and Mike Robinson, Chief Exec of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and Co-Chair of the 'Farming for 1.5 Degrees' report.

    • 57 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: Launch of the Strathclyde Institute for Sustainable Communities

    SPECIAL EPISODE: Launch of the Strathclyde Institute for Sustainable Communities

    Matt is joined by Dr Jen Roberts as they share the launch of their brand new institute - the Strathclyde Institute for Sustainable Communities, or SISC for short. We hear from some of the attendees and also some selected highlights from the event itself.

    • 46 min
    Waste not, want not: leasing, fixing and borrowing to reduce consumption

    Waste not, want not: leasing, fixing and borrowing to reduce consumption

    How to reduce consumption and cut waste, with a focus on re-use and sharing. Joining the Local Zero team are Samantha Moir from Zero Waste Scotland, and Jo Hartga, who runs the Southside Tool Library at South Seeds, a Glasgow charity helping people to live more sustainably. 

    • 49 min
    Community Benefit Funds - what does success look like?

    Community Benefit Funds - what does success look like?

    Matt and Becky return from their Easter breaks to welcome Rachel Searle, Head of Communities and Impact at Foundation Scotland, and Fiona Smith, chair of Glenkens and District Trust, to discuss the successes and difficulties of community benefit funds from two different perspectives.
    https://www.glenkenstrust.org.uk/

    • 46 min
    Harnessing the Power of Open Data

    Harnessing the Power of Open Data

    Fraser and Becky (& Becky's dog Kaya!) are joined by Angus Paterson, Electric Vehicles Strategy Senior Officer at Essex County Council, and Joe Ash, Net Zero Associate at UK Power Networks.
    In this episode we chat about how Essex is harnessing the power of open data to fulfil their net zero planning ambitions, and how the relationship between councils and UKPN works.
    As promised in the episode:
    https://ukpowernetworks.opendatasoft.com/pages/laep/
    https://www.yourlocalnetzerohub.co.uk/

    • 46 min
    Greener Better Living: Finance for the Future

    Greener Better Living: Finance for the Future

    Living Places is a social enterprise focused on funding and delivery of community focused, place-based models for a just net zero transition. Becky and Fraser are joined by their co-founder, Rufus Grantham, to discuss his work in this space. There's a bit of maths and finance - but stick with it!
    https://livingplaces.earth/

    • 54 min

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