In our seventh episode we focus on the missed opportunities and mixed signals of the G7 meeting in Cornwall, and Dominic discusses Boris Johnson’s ‘green’ credentials. We look at who might take over at Defra (the government department with a huge influence over what happens to our wildlife and the environment) and what signals that would send. In our third discussion point Charlie explains the thinking behind the off the leash ‘Community Bulletin Board’ (and even sings a few lines of ‘Imagine’ to make a point), and our pre-record comes from environmental consultant and journalist Stuart Spray who gives us his take on the G7. In ‘Hero and Villian’ Dominic praises Sir John Randall, and Charlie the activist group Extinction Rebellion. Continuing our G7 theme, our villain this week is the governments who have never managed to fully achieve a single UN target on the climate and the environment. In ’60 Second Sell’ we flag up an equipment fund set up to help monitors/wounded badger patrollers etc, ecologist Tom Langton stretching his crowdfunder to fight the badger cull in court, and the remarkable fundraising work of Nick Moran and Johnny Rankin via Dovestep.
Amnesty International G7 support for pharma monopolies is putting millions of lives at risk
The Times How Carrie Johnson’s eco clique took control of No 10
The War on Wildlife Project Defra’s ministerial farming and shooting merry-go-round
Off the Leash Community Bulletin Board
Stuart Spray Wildlife Consultancy
Extinction Rebellion website
Sir John Randall A Birdwatcher in Parliament (podcast)
Convention on Biological Diversity Global Biodiversity Outlook 5
The Guardian World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature
The War on Wildlife Project Equipment Fund – next steps
Tom Langton on Crowd Justice Help stop badger culling adding to England’s Biodiversity catastrophe
Fund raising for Turtle Dove conservation Dovestep (on Twitter)
Webinar (June 17th) – ‘Voices for Badgers’ How can we end DEFRA’s ineffectual badger killing spree?
Music excerpts from ‘The Old Timer’ by Tigerblood Jewel (on Epidemic Sound)
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