The Green Alliance Podcast

Finding hope amidst beauty: the Yorkshire Dales' ambitious plan for carbon reduction ('Insights', series 1 - episode 7)

Episode Summary

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has recently adopted a Carbon Reduction Plan that aims to reduce its emissions by 95 per cent by 2030. Ruth Chambers interviews the authority’s chief executive, David Butterworth, to find out how the organisation used its emergency powers to launch such an ambitious agenda despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Episode Notes

This podcast episode is an insight into the carbon reduction plans of one of the UK’s largest National Park Authorities (NPA).

The Yorkshire Dales National Park’s ambitious plans aim to transform the region’s buildings, transport and land management, almost eliminating all CO2 emissions by 2030. 

Ruth Chambers interviews David Butterworth, chief executive of the national park about the plan, why it will be important to transfer more power and resources from central government to local regions and how national parks can be part of the post Covid-19 solution for a better society.