Episodes

July 21, 2021

Ep51: Yousef Alshammari 'Saudi Arabia's net zero conundrum'

Dr. Yousef Alshammari, is the CEO and Head of Oil Research at CMarkits. He is a former Research Fellow in energy economics at OPE…

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July 14, 2021

Ep50: Lord John Browne 'Beyond Net Zero'

Lord Browne is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic on climate and Net Zero, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s…

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July 7, 2021

Ep49: Johan Rockström 'Pushing Planetary Boundaries'

Johan Rockström is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Professor in Earth System Science at t…

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June 30, 2021

Ep48: Nick Stern 'Planetary Crisis? Call an Economist!'

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute …

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June 23, 2021

Ep47: Gina Domanig 'Open to Innovation'

Gina Domanig is the Managing Partner and founder of Emerald Technology Ventures, the first independent cleantech venture capital …

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June 16, 2021

Ep46: Angelina Galiteva 'California's Clean Energy Dream'

Angelina Galiteva has been appointed Chair of the California Independent System Operator’s Board of Governors in 2020, after a de…

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June 9, 2021

Ep45: Catherine McKenna 'Powering Canada Past Coal'

Catherine McKenna is a Canadian Liberal politician serving as the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities since 2019. Before t…

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June 2, 2021

Ep44: James Thornton 'Enforcing the Laws of Nature'

James Thornton is the CEO and founder of ClientEarth, a leading environmental law organisation in Europe. Since its establishment…

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May 26, 2021

Ep43: Nigel Topping 'Racing to Zero'

Nigel Topping was appointed UK High Level Champion for Climate Action in January 2020. His role involves bringing together differ…

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May 19, 2021

Ep42: Thomas Nowak 'Pumping Heat'

Thomas Nowak is the Secretary General of the European Heat Pump Association - he’s an expert on heating and electricity. Thomas …

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May 12, 2021

Ep41: Sharan Burrow 'Just Transition or Just Talk?'

Sharan Burrow has been the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation since 2010. In her role she represent…

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May 5, 2021

Cleaning Up Audioblog - Episode 1: Climate and Finance, Lessons from …

This episode of Cleaning Up is based on a March 2021 blog written by Michael for BloombergNEF https://about.bnef.com/blog/liebre…

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April 28, 2021

Ep40: Naoko Ishii 'Global Environment Facilitator'

Naoko Ishii is a professor, executive vice president and Director of the Center for Global Commons at the University of Tokyo sin…

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April 22, 2021

Ep39: Debate Special with Gareth Wyn Jones and Ben Goldsmith 'The Arg…

It’s a first here on Cleaning Up, our very own debate special. Today we will be joined by Ben Goldsmith and Gareth Wyn-Jones to d…

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April 14, 2021

Ep38: Tony Blair 'A Masterclass in Climate Geopolitics'

Tony Blair, UK Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007 and Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute, joins Michael Liebreich for t…

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March 31, 2021

Ep37: Teresa Ribera 'Driving the Ecological Transition'

Teresa Ribera, Deputy Prime Minister in the Spanish government and the Minister for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Cha…

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March 24, 2021

Ep36: Prof. Jim Skea 'It's climate, Jim, but not as we know it.'

This week, Michael Liebreich is joined by Professor Jim Skea from Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy and t…

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March 17, 2021

Ep35: Kate Hampton 'Investing in Climate Activism'

This week our guest on Cleaning Up is Kate Hampton, the CEO of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation and a long-time expert i…

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March 10, 2021

Ep34: Kristian Ruby 'Electrifying Almost Everything for Net-Zero'

This week, Kristian Ruby, the Secretary-General of Eurelectric since 2017, will be joining us for a conversation. Eurelectric is …

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March 8, 2021

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is International Women’s Day. We want to take the time to highlight some of the incredible women who are leading the world’…

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March 3, 2021

Ep33: Rt Hon Amber Rudd 'Leading the way from Westminster to Paris'

From the core of British politics, Amber Rudd joins Michael Liebreich for a conversation. She is the former MP for Hastings and R…

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Feb. 24, 2021

Ep32: Greg Jackson 'Building the Billion-Customer Energy Company'

Joining Cleaning Up today is start-up legend, Greg Jackson. Greg is CEO and founder of Octopus Energy whose mission is to bring ‘…

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Feb. 17, 2021

Ep31: Emma Howard Boyd 'Climate Change? We'll be in Floods.'

Emma Howard Boyd is one of the leading voices in the UK’s Environment scene. As the Chair of the Environment Agency, she is at th…

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Feb. 10, 2021

Ep30: Claire Perry O'Neill 'Ecopragmatism and Policy Innovation'

Having first met in Business School in Harvard, Claire Perry O'Neill and Michael Liebreich go back a long way. However, he has ne…

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