Community voices on climate change

23 Jan 2020

The local view on a global issue

Climate change is the most vital global discussion underway right now and our latest podcast tackles what this means for communities head on. It explores what they can do on the local level to avoid negative impact and challenges the view that economic transformation means being left behind.  Recorded in Doncaster, at an event held by Woodland Speaks Big Local and Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Presenter: Georgie Burr, Local Trust

Contributors: Ed Miliband MP, Co-Chair of the Environmental Justice Commission; Councillor John Mounsey, Doncaster Council; Professor Paul Chatterton, Leeds University; Alistair Shaw, Big Local Rep and facilitator of the World Café process; Luke Murphy, IPPR and Head of Environmental Justice Commission.

Big Local areas that attended: Woodland Speaks, Thurnscoe, Golthorpe and Bolton on Dearne, Thurcroft, Westfield, Elmton Creswell and Hodthorpe.


Read the latest blog from Luke Murphy, Head of the Environmental Justice Commission and Tom Hill, Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), reflect on November’s climate change event in South Yorkshire and argue the importance of putting people at the heart of policymaking.


Jargon Buster: Climate change

Georgie Burr from Local Trust talks to Luke Murphy from IPPR to do some jargon busting on some key terms associated with the climate emergency. Luke explains what a ‘just transition’ means for communities and local economies, exactly what the ‘green economy’ is and how the aims of the Environmental Justice Commission can give us all a reason to be hopeful in the face of the climate crisis.

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