Planet Pod gets to net zero
This podcast series, created by the Grantham Institute 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.
The series, presented by Amanda Carpenter and featuring Imperial academics, takes an in-depth look at the target of net zero emissions, exploring what this term means, the global perspective, and how it will impact different parts of the UK economy. The series is available on Planet Pod and via all major podcast providers.
Paying for net zero
Who will pay for the transition to green energy? The producer, the polluter or the consumer? Tune in to hear from Neil Hirst, Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Mitigation at the Grantham Institute, and Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy, as they discuss the changes needed policy and regulation to allow consumers to make their own decisions about how to heat and power their homes.
Save the Punk Turtle!
Did you know 50 billion years of evolutionary history is under threat of extinction? Tune in to hear from Rikki Gumbs and Dr James Rosindell about punk turtles (aka Mary River Turtle), how to Zoom in on the Tree of Life and why we need to save the rarest and most precious of our species who are on the edge of extinction.
Eco-nomics and climate
What will be the lasting impacts of COVID-19 on global markets? Are we likely to see disruptive models emerge that will help drive us towards more sustainable business models? Tune in to hear from Dr Alexandre Köberle and Professor Michael Grubb about what opportunities there may be to build a greener economy as we emerge from the current world health crisis.
Learning from ice
What can studying core samples from over 2.5 million years ago tell us about the likely impact of climate change today? Join Grantham Institute Co-Director Professor Martin Siegert to hear about what conditions were like on earth 5.3 to 2.6 million years ago during the Pliocene era – the last time atmospheric carbon emissions were similar to current levels at around 400 parts per million for a prolonged period.
Black elephants and black swans
What can we 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? Join Dr Ajay Ghambhir and Alyssa Gilbert, Director Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute, for a discussion on the knowns and unknowns of the Covid-19 pandemic, and its impact on the Climate Emergency.
How wasteful is the UK? Where does your recycling go and how much is recycled? What is residual waste? Can you avoid making waste in the first place? Can waste have value? In the third episode of our series, Professors Chris Cheeseman and Nick Voulvoulis spill the beans about what happening in the UK’s bins.
Clean energy revolution
Clean, green energy, locally sourced and locally managed. Just a pipe dream or realistic vision of the future? In the second of our series, 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
What is net zero? How do we achieve it? What will it look like and can we get there by 2050? Join Professor Jim Skea, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change member and Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III, and Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute, for the first episode in our series on getting to net zero, which takes an in-depth look at the target of net-zero emissions.