The Green Alliance Podcast

News Review #9: Trump, trees and the CCC

Episode Summary

The latest insights into environmental policy and politics, both in the UK and abroad. In this episode: Trump's speech on the environment; the environmental commitments of the contenders for the Conservative and Lib Dem leadership and how trillions of trees can tackle climate change. Plus, the Committee on Climate Change's latest report assessing the UK's progress against its climate targets (hint: it's not looking great).

Episode Notes

As media focuses on leaked documents from the UK ambassador to the US, you might have missed President Trump’s speech on the environment. We take a look at the US media reaction and pick some of the best questions from journalists. We consider the environmental commitments of the contenders for the Conservative and Lib Dem leadership. Plus, scientists have concluded that trillions of trees might be one of the best ways to reduce emissions - but it’s a report that’s not without controversy.

First and foremost, however, we explore the Committee on Climate Change's latest report assessing the UK's progress against its climate targets. If it was a school report, how has the government scored?

Music by Podington Bear used under Creative Commons licence.