Good news, everyone: this podcast doesn’t even glance at Brexit. Bad news: it is about environmental catastrophe, or at least, the infrastructure that might save us from it.
First up, I talk to the New Statesman environmental writer India Bourke about her recent trip to Oslo, where she learned all about carbon capture and storage, and visited a very exciting energy from waste plant. (Christmas has come early to the CityMetric offices.)
Next, I talk to Sebastian Maire, chief resilience officer for the city of Paris, about what the French capital is doing to prepare itself for a changing climate. One of its biggest projects at present is grassing over its school playgrounds – a scheme with as many social as environmental benefits.
And then, we’re back in the podcast bunker again, to talk about vertical forests and other forms of green infrastructure.