Business and Finance

Are we ready for 2 degrees plus?

The Climate Change Committee’s Annual Report to Parliament calls for immediate and systemic change if we are to build a green recovery post Covid.

Paying for Net Zero

Transition to Green Energy – who pays? The producer, the polluter or the consumer? Join our expert guests Neil Hirst, Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Mitigation at the Grantham Institute and Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy as they discuss the paradigm shift we need in policy and regulation that will free up the consumer so we can make our own decisions about how to heat and power our homes.

Eco-nomics and the Climate!

In this fascinating “eco-nomics” discussion with guests Professor Michael Grubb and Dr Alex Köberle we explore what choices and opportunities there may be to build a greener economy once the current world health crisis is over.  What will the lasting impacts be on global markets and are we likely to see disruptive models emerging which will help drive us towards a more sustainable model for businesses?

Quicker, bigger, better!

Our fifth in our Grantham series looks at the role of innovation in helping us to deliver things to the market that have an impact in a timescale which is 10 times shorter and involving 10 times as many people than the Industrial Revolution – and doing this without making too many boo boos along the way! We discuss who has been thinking about what that takes and how we innovate the way we innovate.

Clean Energy Revolution

Clean Green Energy: locally sourced – locally managed. Just a pipe dream or realistic vision of the future? In the second of our shared series with the Grantham Institute, Dr Jeff Hardy and Dr Madeleine Morris explore what smart local net zero energy systems mean for our communities, for our energy bills and for our lives … a positive smorgasbord of new ways of heating and powering our homes and businesses….!

Planet Pod gets to Zero

Join Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change member and Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III Professor Jim Skea & Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute for the first in our shared series on getting to Net Zero. They take an in-depth look at the target of net zero emissions and help to answer questions like What is Net Zero? How do we achieve it? What will it look like? Can we get there by 2050?

The Politics of Climate Change

Join Amanda for this special Planet Pod episode recorded live at Tonbridge School as part of the Tonbridge Talks Festival of the Environment. Panelists debating the Politics of Climate Change include experts from business, politics and conservation.

We Are What We Wear

Planet Pod asks whether fashion has to cost the earth or is there a more sustainable way to look at feel good in the clothes and accessories we buy? We talk clothes, women and fashion to Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of The Green Party and Sustainable Fashion Blogger, Sophie Slater, Co-Founder of Birdsong and Bronwyn Lowenthal, Design and Director of Lowie to explore the real cost of what we wear.

Planet Pod’s Climate Emergency Update

Emissions gaps, carbon budgets, net zero, global heating, 1.5 or 2 degC – we pick big brains at The Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College to get the latest update on the climate emergency and unravel the language, science and policy of climate change.

Once Upon a Farm

Is it ever sustainable to eat beef? When is food “slow food” and what’s the environmental cost and benefit to taking it slow?  Join the Planet Pod team down on the farm as Amanda chats with Bridget and Bill Biddell, owners of Hampton Estate and Shane Holland, Executive Chairman of Slow Food.