Emissions: Impossible?

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UK Research and Innovation brings you hope for the planet in the form of a nine-part podcast.Hosted by broadcast journalist Kim McAllister and featuring experts from across the UK, ‘Emissions: Impossible?’ showcases some of the most ground-breaking research and innovation in climate change. We look at fashion, food, transport, health, space, and more.From eating grasshoppers to turning rubbish into fashion, Kim asks “what can we each do to help get to net zero?”

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Christmas Special: All the tips you need for a greener lifestyle
Dec 16 2021
Christmas Special: All the tips you need for a greener lifestyle
Kim McAllister is rejoined by the EPSRC's Claire Spooner to look back over the episodes from the series and gather all the tips in one place. Claire also shares her experience of presenting at COP26.How to make sustainable fashion choices, with tips from Dr Mark Sumner, Lecturer in Sustainable Fashion at the School of Design, University of Leeds(listen to episode 2: food system and its consequences for global emissions, with comment from Riaz Bhunnoo from the Global Food Security Programme.(listen to episode 3: )Saving the earth from space and how you can get involved, thanks to Dr Caroline Cox from STFC's RAL Space. Try it for yourself: to episode 4: for a greener economy - Leeds University research fellow Andrew Sudmant explains how jobs will evolve.(listen to episode 5: )Health and our environment, including pollution, with information shared by Dr Ben Barratt from Imperial College London.(listen to episode 9: )Home energy use and reducing the resources we consume, with advice from UKRI's  Mareike Schmidt.(listen to episode 8: )Transport and the impact of delivering our goods to us;  Professor Alice Larkin | The University of Manchester is working on alternatives.(listen to episode 1: to mention the incredible technology involved in carbon storage and getting CO2 safely back into the ground.(listen to episode 6: Research and Innovation brings you hope for the planet in the form of this bonus episode for a nine-part podcast.Hosted by Broadcast Journalist Kim McAllister and featuring experts from across the UK, ‘Emissions: Impossible?’ showcases some of the most ground-breaking research and innovation in climate change. We look at fashion, food, transport, health, space, and more.You can read more about UKRI’s climate-related research here.  Or follow them on Instagram  or YouTube .
Christmas Special: All the tips you need for a greener lifestyle
Dec 16 2021
Christmas Special: All the tips you need for a greener lifestyle
Kim McAllister is rejoined by the EPSRC's Claire Spooner to look back over the episodes from the series and gather all the tips in one place. Claire also shares her experience of presenting at COP26.How to make sustainable fashion choices, with tips from Dr Mark Sumner, Lecturer in Sustainable Fashion at the School of Design, University of Leeds(listen to episode 2: food system and its consequences for global emissions, with comment from Riaz Bhunnoo from the Global Food Security Programme.(listen to episode 3: )Saving the earth from space and how you can get involved, thanks to Dr Caroline Cox from STFC's RAL Space. Try it for yourself: to episode 4: for a greener economy - Leeds University research fellow Andrew Sudmant explains how jobs will evolve.(listen to episode 5: )Health and our environment, including pollution, with information shared by Dr Ben Barratt from Imperial College London.(listen to episode 9: )Home energy use and reducing the resources we consume, with advice from UKRI's  Mareike Schmidt.(listen to episode 8: )Transport and the impact of delivering our goods to us;  Professor Alice Larkin | The University of Manchester is working on alternatives.(listen to episode 1: to mention the incredible technology involved in carbon storage and getting CO2 safely back into the ground.(listen to episode 6: Research and Innovation brings you hope for the planet in the form of this bonus episode for a nine-part podcast.Hosted by Broadcast Journalist Kim McAllister and featuring experts from across the UK, ‘Emissions: Impossible?’ showcases some of the most ground-breaking research and innovation in climate change. We look at fashion, food, transport, health, space, and more.You can read more about UKRI’s climate-related research here.  Or follow them on Instagram  or YouTube .
Fast fashion, organic cotton and sustainable shopping
Sep 20 2021
Fast fashion, organic cotton and sustainable shopping
UK Research and Innovation brings you hope for the planet in the form of a nine-part podcast.Hosted by Broadcast Journalist Kim McAllister and featuring experts from across the UK, ‘Emissions: Impossible?’ showcases some of the most ground-breaking research and innovation in climate change. We look at fashion, food, transport, health, space, and more.From eating grasshoppers to turning rubbish into fashion, Kim asks “what can we each do to help get to net zero?”In episode 2 Kim is joined by Dr Mark Sumner, Lecturer in Sustainable Fashion at the School of Design, University of Leeds to talk about our fashion choices and how the supply chain is changing.They are joined by Nikki Matthews, R&D Programme Manager at BFTT who discusses the programme, backed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. A recent report they commissioned shows the strong desire for fashion and textiles businesses to make more sustainable choices in their business models. Find our more about their R&D programme hereKresse Wesling, of Elvis and Kresse, explains how she is redefining waste by making bags and accessories from decommissioned fire hoses, as well as other unwanted products.Find out more about the fashion brands you purchase and their sustainability policies by searching for initiatives like Textiles 2030, the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion, the Ethical Fashion Initiative and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion.You can read more about UKRI’s climate-related research here.  Or follow them on Instagram  or YouTube .From catwalk to landfill - read our article here to learn more about waste in the fashion industry.
How to cut shipping emissions before they hit 10%
Sep 11 2021
How to cut shipping emissions before they hit 10%
UK Research and Innovation brings you hope for the planet in the form of a nine-part podcast.Hosted by Broadcast Journalist Kim McAllister and featuring experts from across the UK, ‘Emissions: Impossible?’ showcases some of the most ground-breaking research and innovation in climate change. We look at fashion, food, transport, health, space, and more.From eating grasshoppers to turning rubbish into fashion, Kim asks “what can we each do to help get to net zero?” In episode one Kim is joined by Claire Spooner from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to talk about our reliance on shipping, how it impacts climate change and what can be done to reduce its effect.Claire’s portfolio includes the research domain on the decarbonisation of transport – including sustainable fuels for planes, electric vehicle battery development and other energy efficient modes of transport.Dr Tristan Smith is the Principal Investigator for the Decarbonising the UK's Freight Transport - Decarbonising UK Freight Transport (decarbonisingfreight.co.uk). He is also a general expert on freight.Professor Alice Larkin | The University of Manchester is a Professor of Climate Science and Energy Policy and was funded by EPSRC on The High Seas Project: Assessing the technical and operational scope for rapid carbon emission reduction from global shipping (ukri.org)You can read more about UKRI’s climate-related research here.  Or follow them on Instagram  or YouTube .