Advancing Climate Justice: A Conversation with Niall Toru
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by piel2020
1M ago
Join us on the PIEL UK Podcast for an insightful discussion with Niall Toru, Senior Lawyer at Friends of the Earth (FoE). With expertise in climate litigation and planning law, Niall shares his journey from government lawyer to environmental advocate. In this episode, Niall provides a concise overview of FoE's mission and the UK's role in climate law. Learn about key legal victories, including challenges against government climate policies. Explore the intricacies of the Climate Change Act and its impact over fifteen years. Gain insights into biodiversity protection under the UK Environment Ac ..read more
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Decoding Cocoa: Regulations, Sustainability, and the Future of Chocolate
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by piel2020
2M ago
In this episode, we delve into the expertise of Antonie Fountain, a specialist in commodity supply chains, with a focus on the cocoa value chain. As the Director of the VOICE Network, a pivotal organization for the cocoa sector, Antonie brings a wealth of knowledge to the forefront. The VOICE Network annually releases the Cocoa Barometer report, a significant publication shedding light on the intricacies of the cocoa value chain. This report is a vital resource, offering insights into the happenings within the cocoa sector and, more specifically, the impacts on smallholder cocoa farmers in reg ..read more
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Navigating Environmental Justice: Gert van der Bijl's Perspectives on EUDR, Solidaridad, and Sustainable Agriculture
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by piel2020
3M ago
In this episode, we hear Gert van der Bijl's Perspective on various areas such as EUDR, Solidaridad, and Sustainable Agriculture as our speaker. Gert has an extensive experience and is a skilled EU Policy Advisor at Solidaridad Europe, a Dutch NGO, which engages European market actors, including corporations and governments. In committing to fair and sustainable value chains. Gert’s current focus is the upcoming EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR ..read more
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A Lawyer’s Transition from O&G to Sustainability
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by piel2020
1y ago
Rodrigo Manrique is a qualified lawyer in Peru and led the legal and environmental team of an oil and gas company for almost 10 years. Amongst many other notable achievements in his CV, Rodrigo specialises in conflict resolution, stakeholder management, government relations and external affairs. He recently completed his LLM in Environmental Law and Policy at University College London. Currently, he is working with The Chancery Lane Project, a non-governmental organisation working to support low-income countries in climate negotiation by reviewing the climate change clause for the Peruvian cha ..read more
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Climate Change Loss and Damage: What’s the fuss?
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by piel2020
1y ago
In this episode, we talk about loss and damage with Dr Elisa Calliari, a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna and Associate Senior Research Fellow at the department of Political Science at University College London (UCL). Her research focuses on the politics and governance of climate change, loss and damage at different scales, from climate change negotiations to national policy-making processes. She is also interested in studying how planned relocation can be employed as an anticipatory and strategic form of climate change adaptat ..read more
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The Right to Protest: The Delicate Balance of its Proper Exercise.
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by piel2020
2y ago
In this episode, the 2022 Podcast Team Amanda, Chuku, and Florencia discuss their thoughts and views upon the development of the right of protest. We voiced our opinions on the Insulate Britain M25 controversy, the Government/Police/Crime/Sentencing Courts Bill, and its impact. We also discussed whether the new wave of protesting aligns with the old methods and ideologies of protesting and whether we agree with it ..read more
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Regulating Air Quality
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by piel2020
3y ago
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 ..read more
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Can Climate Assemblies Change the Conversation?
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by piel2020
3y ago
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 ..read more
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Environmental Racism and Its Links to Climate Justice
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by piel2020
3y ago
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.   ..read more
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Risks and Duties: Understanding investor action on climate change
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by piel2020
3y ago
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 ..read more
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