Local Zero

Local Zero

Local Zero is a podcast with a key question in mind: how can local action help to tackle climate change?

Local Zero is led by three researchers from the University of Strathclyde — Dr Rebecca Ford, Dr Matt Hannon, and Fraser Stewart - who work from various perspectives at the nexus of energy, innovation and society. The podcast is produced by Bespoken Media, and funded by EnergyREV.

We often think of climate action as nationally and internationally driven. Yet, much of the most exciting and innovative action is taking place in our communities, homes, towns and cities — right on our doorsteps. Local Zero places a spotlight on this action, to help understand the role that local can play in the transition to net zero. Themes and guests are varied and diverse, reflecting the complex and bustling local action landscape.

The Local Zero podcast is for anyone who has an interest in local climate action. They  provide accessible conversations about real-life, practical, local solutions to climate change. This isn’t a conversation for boffins only, nor a podcast for ringing alarm bells about the climate emergency. This is a podcast for hope and discussing practical, actionable solutions.

You can listen to the podcasts below and find out more about Local Zero and the team behind it through: https://www.localzeropod.com/ 

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Permission to land 2: land use and net zero

July 2021

Guests: Guy Shrubsole; Alona Armstrong; and Alan McDonnell

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Permission to land: ownership and net zero

June 2021

Guests: Malcolm Combe, Kate Swade, and Magnus Davidson

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Get smart: data and local net zero

June 2021

Guests: Stephen McArthur and Gavin Starks

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A green covid recovery?

May 2021

Guests: Miriam Brett and Mairi Spowage

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Community energy: power to the people

April 2021

Guests: Emma Bridge and Patrick Devine-Wright

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Low traffic neighbourhoods

April 2021

Guests: Leo Murray; Jon Burke; and Brenda Puech

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Movin’ on up: Transport for a net zero future

March 2021

Guests: Iain Docherty; Debbie Hopkins; and Leo Murray

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A supply chain and workforce for zero-carbon homes

March 2021

Guests: Jo Patterson; Nigel Banks; and Nathan Gambling

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Too hot to handle? Decarbonising heat in homes and industry

February 2021

Guests: Richard Lowes and Jen Roberts

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Show me the money: funding the net zero transition

February 2021

Guests: Barbara Hammond and Bruce Davis

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An interview with Chris Stark

January 2021

Guests: Chris Stark

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Fuel poverty and net zero — leaving no-one behind

December 2020

Guests: Aimee Ambrose; Luke Fraser; and Gareth Davies

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Glasgow’s challenge — a net zero city by 2030

December 2020

Guests: Anna Richardson; Lucy Gillie; and Roddy Yarr

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COVID’s lessons for the road to net zero

November 2020

Guests: Polly Billington and Jim Watson

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Countdown to COP26 in Glasgow

November 2020

Guests: Renee Van Diemen; Sam Gardner; David Reay; Erin Curtis; Angus Mil…