The Sustainable Futures Report

The Sustainable Futures Report

The Sustainable Futures Report

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Latest updates on surviving the climate crisis, resource depletion, energy shortages, plastic pollution and other environmental challenges. Weekly comment on these issues and interviews with experts and thought leaders. Full text at www.sustainablefutures.report
  1. October 30, 2020
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    Think Carbon!
    In this week’s episode there’s no silver bullet for Boris. I’ll be talking about food standards and fishing standards; about air pollution costs and risks and should we increase car taxes? Then there’s trouble…
  2. October 23, 2020
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    Ecosystem Collapse
    Apparently it may take 700 years to improve the nation’s housing stock (shame that the grant scheme I mentioned last time ends next March), CCS is in the news again, like Greta Thunberg and Erin Brockovich - re…
  3. October 16, 2020
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    Green Homes: Warm Homes
    This week I learn how to keep warm at home and I interview Simon Ayers, CEO of TrustMark, the organisation that assures the quality of home improvements and insulation.
  4. October 09, 2020
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    Absolute Zero
    Project Drawdown aims to bring us to the point beyond Net Zero where greenhouse gases in the atmosphere start to decline. Prince William's Earthshot Prize aims to find solutions to environmental issues and the…
  5. October 02, 2020
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    Ten Years to Midnight
    A conversation with Blair Sheppard, Global Lead for Strategy and Leadership at PwC.
  6. September 25, 2020
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    Reasons to be Cheerful
    The climate crisis hasn’t gone away and the COVID crisis hasn’t gone away, but don't give up now. There's positive news from BP, Scania, Mercedes, Tesla and Airbus. We're moving in the right direction. Let's ke…
  7. September 18, 2020
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    Tipping Point
    Are we at a tipping point? On the point of runaway climate disaster? A tipping point as mass extinction accelerates out of control? Or a tipping point as politicians and public realise it’s time to act?
  8. September 11, 2020
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    Going Vegan?
    Nations suing governments, deforestation and population, and CO2 as a fuel. XR protests continue and the government claims activists shouldn't break the law - while preparing to do just that.But first, let’s ta…
  9. September 04, 2020
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    Rebellion
    As the Arctic melts, Extinction Rebellion urges the British government to speed up its response to the climate emergency.
  10. August 28, 2020
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    Back from your Holidays?
    Don't miss next week's Sustainable Futures Report!
  11. July 31, 2020
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    And Finally...
    Last episode before I close down for August. Hold tight - there’s a lot to get in.I’ll be talking about transport, climate, too much water, too little water, energy, campaigns and opinions and I chat briefly ab…
  12. July 24, 2020
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    All the Lovely People
    How much time do you spend on line? Can we surf the net indefinitely, or are we reaching the point where browsing time must be capped?. Is that a fridge over there? No, it’s a 60kWh storage unit - but not a bat…
  13. July 17, 2020
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    The Endgame...
    It’s another week of odds and ends. It’s Bees’ Needs Week - there’s an apology from a campaigner for the climate hoax (buy his book and learn more) - it’s the sun, stupid, not CO2 - alternatives to plastic, to…
  14. July 10, 2020
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    Fossil Futures
    This week I'm talking about the energy industry with James Spencer, Managing Director of Portland Fuel. Is this the oil industry’s endgame? When and why can we expect an oil price spike? Is an electric transpor…
  15. July 03, 2020
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    Sustainable Futures
    An interview with Professor Julia Steinberger, one of the authors, of “Scientists’ Warning on Affluence”In other news, last week’s report from the U.K.'s committee on climate change - businesses met to discuss…
  16. June 26, 2020
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    Outlook Sunny
    Worrying news of unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic and there’s serious river pollution in the UK. Whatever the need for urgent action we need continuous research and innovation, steadily building an infrast…
  17. June 19, 2020
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    No Going Back
    There are calls to do things differently from charities, pension funds, scientists, political parties, the Ecologist, XR and The Climate Coalition, among many others. Will you be lobbying your MP about it on 30…
  18. June 12, 2020
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    Barrier Grief
    There's a lot of news coming out of Australia - coal, coral and controversy.  There’s news as well from Brazil, and news from the energy industry. More ideas for building back better as we get the COVID-19 pand…
  19. June 05, 2020
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    World Environment Day
    It’s World Environment Day. In this episode of the Sustainable Futures Report I look at new transport initiatives and ask if they are just flights of fancy, I investigate whether a proposed recycling initiativ…
  20. May 29, 2020
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    Talking to the Other Side
    How do we talk to the other side about the climate emergency? How do we find common ground? How do we get everyone working together? I spoke to Kevin Wilhelm CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting in Seattle.

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