Edward Struzik on the urgent need to restore our peatlands

ELCI Assistant Editor Bertie Harrison-Broninski takes over the pod to talk with veteran climate journalist Edward Struzik about his new book, Swamplands: tundra beavers, quaking bogs, and the improbable world of peat. They talk COP, burning peat for energy, the process of rewetting peatland, and Edward gives a cultural & historical background to bogs, fens & marshes.

Lina Burnelius on Sweden’s forestry model

Lina Burnelius on Sweden’s forestry model

In this episode Alasdair MacEwen talks to Lina Burnelius of Protect the Forest Sweden about the Swedish forestry model and the threat that industry poses to biodiversity and the survival of ancient Forests.

How are preparations for COP26 going?

How are preparations for COP26 going

Gareth Redmond-King talks about the preparations for the next climate talks. He explains the UK’s role as a climate leader, recent odd missteps leading to the talks and his take on existing progress.

Ember’s Phil MacDonald on powering past coal

Ember’s Phil MacDonald on powering past coal

Chief Operating Officer of energy think tank Ember, Phil MacDonald, talks to Alasdair about the new challenges of decarbonising the global energy sector and what has been achieved so far in Europe in the UK.

Sasha Stashwick on Biden and climate change

Sasha Stashwick on Biden and climate change

Edward and Alasdair speak to Sasha Stashwick, climate expert at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), on how the Biden Administration is gearing up to tackle climate change and issues with the use of biomass for tackling climate goals.

Doug Parr on climate change policymaking

Doug Parr on climate change policymaking

Doug Parr speaks about how British climate policy has changed and what might happen after the pandemic and greenhouse gas removal technologies, what ‘negative emissions’ are and the risks of rising ‘institutional greenwash’ in climate policy and business.