Episodes

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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Feb. 3, 2021

Ep29: Steven Chu 'Nobel Hero talks Net Zero'

This week, we welcome Steven Chu, Professor of Physics and Physiology at Stanford University, and the 1997 co-recipient of the 19…

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Jan. 27, 2021

Ep28: Fatih Birol 'Setting the World's Energy Agenda'

Named one of the most influential people in the energy sector by the Forbes magazine and the energy personality of the year by th…

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Jan. 20, 2021

Ep27: Beverley Gower-Jones 'Clean Growth Funder'

Beverley Gower-Jones is the leading figure in the cleantech start-up world. She is the Managing Partner at the Clean Growth Fund …

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Jan. 13, 2021

Ep26: Minister Zac Goldsmith 'Environmental leadership in a post-Brex…

More than any other single person, Zac Goldsmith - or The Right Honourable Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park as he is properly know…

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Jan. 6, 2021

Ep25: Bryony Worthington 'Putting the Act into climate action'

How do we get climate at the forefront of politics? How can we good data influence the climate transition? In the first episode o…

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Dec. 23, 2020

Ep24: Holiday Special - A Look Back at Season One

2020 has been a strange and difficult year. In the midst of the global pandemic, Michael decided to reach out to some familiar fa…

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Dec. 16, 2020

Ep23: James Cameron 'Trade and Sustainability - the Radical in a Sui…

Last but not least, our concluding episode of 2020 is with James Cameron. No not the director, but he is doing radical things in …

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Dec. 9, 2020

Ep22: Robin Chase ‘Mobility, Cities and Social Entrepreneurship’

What is the future of urban transportation in the world’s cities? Will autonomous cars revolutionize our lives? Meet the woman be…

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Dec. 2, 2020

Ep21: Claude Turmes ‘Clean Energy Coalition-builder'

What happens behind the scenes of the EU Parliament? One of the leading figures in European politics, Claude Turmes, the Minister…

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Nov. 25, 2020

Ep20: Richenda Van Leeuwen 'A Life of Energy Access and Inclusion'

As a 10 year old girl, Richenda Van Leeuwen saw a solar panel at the Centre of Alternative Technology on a rainy day in Wales. Th…

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Nov. 18, 2020

Ep19: Mike Bennetts 'Leadership from the Heart of the Problem'

From CEO of Z Energy to founding the Climate Leaders Coalition, Mike Bennetts has had an immense impact on New Zealand’s position…

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Nov. 11, 2020

Ep18: Nancy Pfund 'Women backing Winners'

How can venture capital be used to promote social change and environmental improvement? As a leading venture capitalist of her ti…

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Nov. 6, 2020

Ep17: Prof. Ernest J. Moniz 'Innovation and Power'

What would Professor Ernest Moniz, 13th United States Secretary of Energy, say to the 16th Secretary who will be appointed in th…

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