Clear The Air with Sadiq Khan

Clear The Air with Sadiq Khan

By LBC

Our planet is in trouble – in fact, it’s an emergency. The uncomfortable truths about climate change can feel overwhelming. Now, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is here to help you take a breath. From industry leaders and politicians to activists and celebrities, meet those helping to make our world a cleaner, greener place. Listen and subscribe to Clear The Air on Global Player. Download it from the App store or go to globalplayer.com

Episodes

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr talks extreme heat and transforming Freetown into 'Treetown'

In this episode of Clear The Air, Sadiq Khan speaks to Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown in Sierra Leone and Steering Committee member of C40 Cities, a global network of mayors taking urgent climate action. Yvonne describes her journey to be the first woman elected Mayor of Freetown in decades. She tells Sadiq about her work to transform the capital, why green solutions are top of her agenda, and how cities across the world can help achieve climate justice.
29/11/22·30m 49s

Richard Curtis on sustainability in the film industry, green pensions and being an active citizen

“Climate is a war that we’re in and every citizen has to have their eye on the ball.” In this episode of Clear The Air, Sadiq Khan speaks to the award-winning film director and writer, Richard Curtis. Richard tells the Mayor of London why he decided to make the first plastic-free Red Noses, how the film industry is adapting be be more eco-conscious and who inspires him to be more sustainable. Listen and subscribe to Clear The Air with Sadiq Khan on Global Player. Download it from the App store or go to globalplayer.com
22/11/22·32m 9s

Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Transportation Secretary, on America’s big climate promises

“This is one issue that no country can solve alone”. In this episode of Clear The Air, Sadiq Khan speaks to Pete Buttigieg, the former presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana's ‘Mayor Pete’. It’s the anniversary of the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, a $1 trillion deal that brought Republicans and Democrats together in a rare show of unity, with one goal: to be world leaders in the fight against climate change. A year on, is it living up to expectations? Listen and subscribe to Clear The Air with Sadiq Khan on Global Player. Download it from the App store or go to globalplayer.com
15/11/22·33m 48s

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Donald Trump, C40 Cities and LA's plans for the greenest Olympics ever

"We have to demand the change and make that change.” In this episode of Clear The Air, Sadiq Khan sits down with the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti. Eric reveals how he convinced more than 400 mayors from across the United States to adopt the Paris Agreement after Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the pact. The pair discuss how mayors are leading climate action across the world, what they’re doing to reduce emissions in their cities and how LA plans to host the greenest Olympic Games ever.
08/11/22·24m 16s

Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah on the deadly cost of polluted air

“This is a public health emergency". In this episode of Clear The Air, Sadiq Khan is joined by Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah whose daughter, Ella, was the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as a cause of death on her death certificate. Rosamund tells Sadiq about how the pandemic has changed attitudes to air pollution, her unlikely friendship with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and her very personal campaign for cleaner air for everyone.
01/11/22·32m 49s

Lord Deben on climate delayers, disruptive protests, and party politics

In this episode of Clear The Air, Sadiq Khan is joined by Lord Deben, Chair of the Climate Change Committee and the UK’s longest serving Environment Secretary. Lord Deben talks about his time serving in Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet, why he decided to introduce the UK’s first environmental tax and the benefits and risks of the tactics used by climate activist groups like Extinction Rebellion.
24/10/22·41m 10s

Steve Backshall on eco-homes, frequent flyers and inspiring the next generation

In this episode of Clear The Air, Sadiq Khan is joined by the multi-BAFTA winning naturalist and TV presenter, Steve Backshall to discuss his adventures to some of the world’s most remote places and what can be done to save our eco-systems. Steve reveals who inspires him to be more eco-friendly, why he decided to build his own eco-home and why he backs a frequent flyer tax.
17/10/22·38m 10s

Lily Cole on sustainable fashion, lab grown diamonds and staying optimistic about fighting climate change

Should we be more optimistic about fighting climate change? In this episode of Clear The Air, Sadiq Khan is joined by the author, model and environmental activist, Lily Cole. Lily tells London’s Mayor why there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful about the future of our planet. She speaks about her career, why she’s passionate about sustainable fashion and reveals which MP she goes to for advice.
10/10/22·38m 30s

Ed Miliband on COP, cold water swimming and our new Prime Minister’s climate strategy

What does a Liz Truss government mean for climate policy? In this episode of Clear The Air, Sadiq Khan is joined by Ed Miliband, Shadow Climate Change and Net Zero Secretary and former leader of the Labour Party. Ed shares his concerns about the Prime Minister’s commitment to reaching net zero, how he managed to persuade officials to get a last-minute climate deal over the line at COP15 and the eco-friendly hobbies he started during lockdown.
03/10/22·43m 50s

Coming Soon... Clear The Air with Sadiq Khan

Our planet is in trouble – in fact, it’s an emergency. The uncomfortable truths about climate change can feel overwhelming. Now, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is here to help you take a breath. From industry leaders and politicians to activists and celebrities, meet those helping to make our world a cleaner, greener place. Episode 1 with guest, Ed Miliband MP will be released on 4th October. Listen and subscribe now on Global Player.
27/09/22·1m 19s
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