Planet Pod's Podcast
Fashion in a time of Covid
Join Amanda and co-host Beatrice as they talk to writer and fashion consultant Aja Barber alongside Sarah Ditty, Global Policy Director at Fashion Revolution about the future of fashion post Covid-19The fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. From the water-heavy production processes, the carbon emissions and the huge amount of waste it produces, with 300,000 tonnes of clothing sent to landfill in the UK in 2016. The current model of mass production and rapid turnaround plays into the consumer’s constant desire for something new and is having detrimental effects on both people and planet. We ask who bears the cost of the clothes we wear and the exploitative nature of the fashion industry, why it needs to change and what Covid-19 means for the industry and its workers. We also explore the responsibilities and brands in considering the environmental and ethical consequences of our actions and how we can call for change. This episode is going live in #Digitalfashionrevolutionweek, a week that commemorates the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013 in Bangladesh. This tragically killed thousands of workers and exposed the horrific working conditions of garment factories supplying clothing retailers in the UK and around the world.
Code Red for Humanity
We are launching our Autumn podcast series "Climate on Your Doorstep" with an exploration of AR6, the most sobering IPCC report yet, and what it means for the UK's weather. This Sixth Assessment Report is the first major review of the science of climate change since 2013. In the run up to COP26 we spoke to Dr Chris White, Head of the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability and Public Health at the University of Strathclyde and Dr Lizzie Kendon of the Met Office about why this report is different, the effect climate change will have on the UK's weather in the near future and what we can do about it.
Bird's Eye View of the Green Revolution
Planet Pod catches up with the inspirationalSacha Dench– aka the Human Swan –as she takes to the skies for an amazing 3000 miles coastalcircumnavigation of Britain. For this extraordinary flight Sacha has decarbonised - her paramotor is now electric and during recharging stops she is gathering stories from people on the ground who are devising innovative solutions to the climatecrisis.Join Amanda and Jim for this last episode of Planet Pod before the summer break. Happy Holidays everyone!Links:www.climatechallenge.livewww.count-us-in.orgThis episode is supported by global law firm Eversheds Sutherland.
National Parks SOS
Our National Parks are in crisis - just when we need them most to help us tackle the climate emergency, boost nature recovery and biodiversity.Rewilding Britain has called for 10% of the parks to rewild but can they or will they? Who owns our parks? Not the nation but private landowners. Are they listening? We talkto Guy Shrubsole, Policy and Campaigns Coordinator at Rewilding Britain (author of Who Owns England?) and Anita Konrad, CEO of The Campaign for National Parks.