" The Rich Need to Pay for Climate Action" Kevin Anderson on climate change and inequality

Monday, February 5, 2024

It's our yearly stock take, where are we now in the fight to save the planet, and what do we need to do, to make progress faster?  Friend of the show Professor Kevin Anderson joins us to cut through the crap and get the heart of the matter.

Kevin is the chair of  energy and climate change at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at the University of Manchester and works at the Tyndall center for climate change research. Ad's and Andrew discuss how much more carbon has been emitted since last year,  Why there is political cowardice at the top of the UK's politics, why inequality and climate change are intrinsically linked and how the framing around "Net Zero" has done more damage than good. ‍This episode was recorded before the Labour Party dropped their £28bn a year pledge on green investment. Thanks lads.


Shout Outs

Rena Jones- Notts and Derbyshire councils and all the climate officers at local authorities fighting hard for change with no resources.