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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.

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Local Fish for Dinner

Fancy “….a fishy on a little dishy, when the boat comes in”? But, if the boats aren’t going out, there won’t be any fish!

Catch our Local Fish for Dinner podcast produced by Planet Pod for The Blue Marine Foundation and hear how they are supporting sustainable fishing to ensure the fish caught in native waters are getting to customers while Covid 19 has shut down the routes to market, keeping the fishing industry afloat.

And if that’s not enough puns, maybe Chef Mark Hix will reel you in as he shares his Tshirt (and some recipes for unusual fish) with us as well.

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Journey Through Wild Landscapes

Author and walker Peter Fiennes joins Alastair Driver from Rewilding Britain and Amanda to discuss how landscape shapes imagination and how rewilding today is about man and wildlife living in harmony together, not about resetting the baseline or turning the clock back.

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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?

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Fashion in a time of Covid

We talk to writer and fashion consultant Aja Barber and Sarah Ditty, Global Policy Director at Fashion Revolution about the future of fashion post Covid 19.  We ask who bears the cost of the clothes we wear and the exploitative nature of the fashion industry,  why it needs to change and what Covid-19 means for the industry and its workers.

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Wildlife From Your Window

Take a break from staring at your own four walls and join our guests to look for beasties, bees and birds right on your doorstep ( or through your window). The Urban Birder, David Lindo, tells us which birds we can see in the city sky – wherever you are. Tony Whitbread and Gill Perkins share their insights into insects, trees, plants and bees.

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Learning from the Ice

Join us as we talk to climate science expert Professor Martin Siegert about his work to investigate what conditions were like on earth during the Pliocene era (5.3 to 2.6 million years ago) – the last time atmospheric carbon emissions were around 400ppm for a prolonged period.  We explore what conditions then can tell us about what we might encounter if we don’t reduce our current levels of carbon.

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PP’s A to Z Guide to Climate Change and the Environment

Join Amanda and Jim for this special Covid 19-free podcast as they step their way from A to Z and guide you through some useful climate change and environment terms. Essential listening to prep for those Houseparty quizzes or help out with home schooling assignments. We hope all our listeners are staying safe and well and wish everyone good health. Happy listening!

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Black Elephants and Black Swans

Join us to unpick what we can learn from the current Covid 19 pandemic.  Could there be a possible green benefit when we emerge from the worst global health crisis for 100 years? Learn while you self isolate! Listen to Dr Ajay Gambhir and Alyssa Gilbert from Grantham Institute discuss all this and more.

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Swimming Against the Tide?

Planet Pod talks Brexit, fish and the environment with the two Toms – Dr Tom Appleby and Dr Tom West. We explore what leaving the EU, its regulations and the jurisdiction of the European Courts might mean for the environment in the UK. Will we be like fish out water? Will we have to swim against the tide? Will it open up a can of worms? Or will it get us off the hook and help us find whole new ways to get to Net Zero? Listen in to what our experts have to say…..

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PP’s Call to Action!

With nearly 70 episodes under our belt Planet Pod has had the privilege of hearing from over 150 inspirational guests. They all have a call to action – listen to a few of these in this short compilation and download past episodes to hear what else they have to say on a wide range of sustainability topics

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Flying high with Sacha Dench

Sacha Dench has soared with swans and now plans to fly with ospreys.  In this episode in our ‘Environmental Changemakers” series, Amanda finds out what has inspired Sacha to strap herself to her paramotor and take on the challenge of a 7000km expedition accompanying the osprey on its 2020 autumn migration across Europe and Africa.

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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.

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On the road to net zero

We kick off 2020 with Planet Pod’s fourth episode in collaboration with the Grantham Institute which looks at the impact of travel and transport on climate change and our ability to achieve a net zero carbon economy by 2050. Amanda is joined by experts Dr Audrey de Nazelle and Dr Mark Stettler. We look at the intersection between environmental sciences, health behaviour, transportation, air quality and urban planning and consider what’s the right route to get us to a net zero future.

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PP In Conversation With: Steve Backshall

PP talks to BAFTA-winning naturalist, explorer, adventurer, conservationist, campaigner, writer and broadcaster Steve Backshall. We ask what has inspired him to want to protect the world’s ecosystems and species. How can we shift the political dial and encourage countries to think beyond GDP and start measuring success by the quality of life for future generations. We explore the role of activism in all this and the importance of action based on evidence.

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