The Green Alliance Podcast
Cyclone Idai, Cumbria's new coal mine and building on brownfield (News review, episode 4)
The latest insights into environmental policy and politics in the UK and abroad.
In this episode: are we going back to the 20th century? We look at plans for a new coal mine in Cumbria which has just been approved by the local council, CPRE's new report on how new homes should be built on recycled land, and we discuss the devastating impacts of Cyclone Idai on the global South.
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Interested in what you're hearing? Here are some links to read on:
- Government response to Cyclone Idai, https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-03-26/HCWS1450
- Matt McGrath,BBC News, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47638588
- Joe Sandler Clark, Unearthed, https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2018/10/16/uk-international-development-brexit-penny-mordaunt-climate-change/
Cumbria's coal mine
- UK Government, Powering Past Coal Alliance declaration, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/powering-past-coal-alliance-declaration
- Rebecca Willis, https://theconversation.com/britain-has-its-first-new-deep-coal-mine-in-decades-a-result-of-pretending-climate-change-isnt-political-114028?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1553240103
- Libby Peake, "UK steel must go green to survive", https://greenallianceblog.org.uk/2018/07/18/uk-steel-must-go-green-to-survive/
- Green Alliance,Completing the circle: creating effective UK markets for recovered resources, https://www.green-alliance.org.uk/completing_the_circle.php
Building on brownfield sites:
- CPRE, "State of Brownfield 2019", https://www.cpre.org.uk/resources/housing-and-planning/planning/item/5086-state-of-brownfield-2019
- Mark Wilding and James Agyepong-Parsons, ENDS report, https://www.endsreport.com/article/1579916/green-light-600-lodge-leisure-resort-despite-significant-adverse-impact-biodiversity
- Sarah George, edie.net, https://www.edie.net/news/11/Spring-Statement--Chancellor-unveils-new-sustainability-measures/
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