June 10, 2021
In this episode, we talk to Eloise Scotford (Professor of Environmental Law at University College London) and Andrea Lee (Campaigns and Policy Manager for Clean Air at ClientEarth) about the nature and effects of air pollution, air quality law and governance in the UK, and the challenges of regulating air quality and enforcing air quality standards.
This episode was recorded in March 2021.
March 3, 2021
Interest in the participation of ordinary citizens in environmental decision-making is increasing. Extinction Rebellion is calling for a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice; and last year Climate Assembly UK, the first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change, was held to examine how the UK should meet its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Dominic Ward is a Senior Project Officer at Involve, the UK’s leading public participation charity. Involve worked on designing and running Climate Assembly UK. In this episode, PIEL’s Issy Campion and Alex Kidd talk to Dominic about what citizens’ assemblies are and what they can achieve.
October 25, 2020
Join PlanetPod's Amanda Carpenter and PIEL co-host Aphra Bennett as they speak to Judy Ling Wong - Director of the Black Environment Network - and climate activitist Daze Aghaji about environmental racism and its links to climate justice.
July 27, 2020
Planet Pod’s Amanda Carpenter and PIEL co-host Rob Clarke speak to ClientEarth lawyer April Williamson and experienced fund manager and investor influence expert Tracey Campbell about the pressures on corporations over climate change, the duties on company directors and fund managers to take action, and ways for lawyers to drive improved disclosure and behaviour in the investment industry.
June 17, 2020
Join Planet Pod’s Amanda Carpenter and PIEL co-host Rob Clarke to explore what Public Interest Environmental Law means, how lawyers can contribute to public interest issues through their practices and working lives and what motivates people to get involved. We talk to guests Paul Powlesland, barrister at Ely Place Chambers and passionate advocate of wild law, and Rosa Winter, Senior Lawyer at Friends of the Earth.
May 13, 2020
The climate (and other) crises put pressure on our traditional assumptions about 'good' decision making. This lecture explores the need to continue to assess our processes, and to assert the values underpinning public involvement in environmental decision making.