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Drs Madeleine Morris and Jeffrey Hardy in the studio with podcast host Amanda Carpenter and her dog

Podcast host Amanda Carpenter with her dog Hector and Drs Madeleine Morris and Jeffrey Hardy

Imperial experts talk about ending carbon emissions by 2050, in a new audio series with podcast experts Planet Pod.

In June 2019, then Prime Minister Theresa May announced historic plans to end UK carbon emissions by 2050, making the UK the first G7 nation to legislate a target of net zero emissions.

This new podcast series, which is created by the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment and producers Planet Pod, digs deeper into the science behind the net-zero target, and how achieving it will demand far-reaching changes in every sector.

This podcast series draws on the expertise of Imperial experts to pick apart the net-zero target, sector by sector, and show the kind of change required to meet it. Alyssa Gilbert Director of Policy and Translation

The series, presented by Amanda Carpenter, kicks off with interviews with Imperial’s Professor Jim Skea, Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute.

They take an in-depth look at the target of net zero emissions, exploring what this term means, and considering the global perspective, along with different parts of the UK economy. You can listen to it here.

Future episodes will focus on specific sectors, including energy, with Dr Madeleine Morris and Dr Jeffrey Hardy [pictured above], travel and transport, waste, innovation and industry.

“The term ‘net zero emissions’ is used such a lot, but it can be difficult to understand exactly what changes government and businesses need to make to drive down UK emissions to net zero,” said Ms Gilbert. “This podcast series draws on the expertise of Imperial experts to pick apart the net-zero target, sector by sector, and show the kind of change required to meet these targets”.

The series is available on Planet Pod and via all major podcast providers.

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