press & media

Selected recent press and media:

Interviewed for Science magazine, The new climate pact is more ambitious. But hopes dim for limiting warming to 1.5C, November 2021

Guest on BBC World Service Weekend discussion programme, Saturday 6 November 2021

“The People vs Climate Change”, documentary about Climate Assembly UK, shown on BBC2, November 2021; available in the UK on BBC iPlayer

Interviewed for ITV Tonight, Saving the Planet: Saving Money? 2 November 2021

BBC Breakfast, the impacts of the Net Zero targets on people’s lives, 2 November 2021

The Big Idea: Is democracy up to the task of climate change? The Guardian, 1 November 2021

Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio Four, Net Zero: What is the public willing to do to get us there? 25 October 2021

BBC Radio Four World at One, commenting on the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy, 19 October 2021

“A Big Idea to Save Our Democracy”, Reasons to be Cheerful Podcast with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd, June 2021

“‘Dig Coal to Save the Climate’: The folly of Cumbria’s plans for a new coalmine”, Guardian Long Read, 27 May 2021

“Putting the people first: People and communities must be at the heart of how we store and use power”, Prospect Magazine, January 2021

“Power to the People: Net Zero and Citizen Engagement”, Local Zero podcast, January 2021

Interviewed for BBC Radio Four documentary The Burning Question, January 2021

In-depth Q&A: How does the Energy White Paper aim to tackle climate change? Carbon Brief, December 2020

Woman’s Hour interview, Talking About Climate Change, December 2020

Selected for the Woman’s Hour Our Planet Powerlist, November 2020

The Sustainababble Podcast, Democracy, November 2020

Interviewed for “Nations are turning to citizen assemblies to weigh up climate policies”, by Cathleen O’Grady, Science 30 October 2020

“Strangers in a room, hammering out climate solutions together”, opinion piece in The Boston Globe, 29 October 2020

“¿Dónde están las mujeres en la acción climática? En la COP26, no”,, 24 September 2020 (in Spanish)

“Propuestas de la primera asamblea ciudadana climática de Reino Unido: prohibir la venta de todoterrenos urbanos y mejorar el transporte público”, El Diario, 19 September 2020 (in Spanish)

Netting Zero, Institute for Government podcast on UK climate policy and Climate Assembly UK, 9 September 2020

A Social Contract for the Climate Crisis, IPPR Progressive Review, August 2020

“Coal culture wars are generated by money and power”, The Times, 9 July 2020 (see here for a referenced version of this article)

“La crise climatique est une question de démocratie”, Interview, Le Monde, June 2020 (in French)

“‘I don’t want to be seen as a zealot’: What MPs really think about the climate crisis”, Guardian Long Read, May 2020

Interviewed for Reasons To Be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd – podcast on the UK Climate Assembly, May 2020

Green Alliance podcast: How Citizens’ Assemblies are transforming the political process, May 2020

Interviewed about the ‘carbon neutral’ Cumbrian coal mine, Inside Science, BBC Radio 4, 16 April 2020

“Climate Change: The Right needs a good story to tell”, The Times, 19 March 2020

“In conversation with Professor Rebecca Willis, Expert Lead on Climate Assembly UK”, Seahorse Sittings interview, 3 February 2020

Interviewed for Green Originals: Severn Cullis-Suzuki, BBC Radio 4, 24 January 2020

New Cumbria coalmine ‘incompatible’ with climate crisis goals, The Guardian, 15 January 2020

“What Boris Johnson’s new government needs to do to show it is serious on climate change”, The Conversation, 13 December 2019

Respondent in the Channel Four Leaders’ Debate on Climate, Channel Four, 28 November 2019

General election 2019: Who is strongest on climate change action? New Statesman, 25 November 2019

“Five things every government needs to do right now to tackle the climate emergency”, The Conversation, 18 September 2019

Advised The Guardian’s Polluters Project, 11 October 2019

“The stark truth about UK government climate action: There is no-one in charge”, The Conversation, 11 July 2019