We speak to Sasha Abraham, Senior Analyst at the UK’s Climate Change Committee and formerly a member of the COP26 President’s team, about her hopes and fears for 2023. How does the CCC hold Government to account? What did the UK achieve in 2022? Was COP27 a success? Also, in Animal, Vegetable, Mineral we talk to Jim Haywood about the latest incredible green tech. What do seaweed, squid and dandelions have in common?
Sasha Abraham is the Senior Analyst for International Climate Action at the UK’s Climate Change Committee (the CCC). Within the CCC’s wider work of assessing and advising on the UK Government’s progress on climate change, Sasha focuses on exploring what international climate leadership looks like for the UK, assessing the impact of global shifts on the UK’s domestic decarbonisation efforts and sharing lessons from the CCC’s journey with countries across the world. From 2020 – 2022, she covered climate diplomacy and negotiations in the office of the COP26 President, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma KCMG MP and has previously worked on climate and research across several Government departments.
The CCC COP27 report: https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/cop27-key-outcomes-and-next-steps-for-the-uk/
The Skidmore Net Zero Review: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/net-zero-review-uk-could-do-more-to-reap-economic-benefits-of-green-growth
An article on PM Mia Mottley who Sasha mentions in the podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/14/world/americas/mia-mottley-climate-change-barbados.html