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Dartmoor's thorny SSSI plans, Ed's £28bn climate elephant, PLUS the bugs lost by net gain

Season 2024, Ep. 83

Every week, the ENDS team enters the ECO Chamber to discuss the UK's biggest green news stories, and take a forensic look at one of the deep-rooted environmental issues facing us today.


For this week's big green news, the team discusses:


  • Labour’s net zero secretary Ed Miliband and the party’s abandoned flagship £28bn annual fund to combat climate change.


  • A controversial move by the National Park Authority of Dartmoor to seek changes to the way sites of special scientific interest are graded that some say is a backwards step for nature.


  • And the news that lawyers are trying to take the government to court after energy secretary Claire Coutinho approved plans for Drax to install carbon capture technology at its Yorkshire biomass plant. But will they win? We’ll find out. 


For our deep dive, we’ll be speaking with insect and biodiversity net gain expert Nat Duffus from the University of Oxford on why net gain might be neglecting one of nature’s most important living organisms on this planet… can you guess which ones they are?


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