After 27 COP meetings, has anything actually been achieved. Phl and Roger talk to journalist Lucy Siegle, just back from Sharm El-Skeikh
World leaders, journalists, climate campaigners – they all jetted in to the air conditioned hotels of Sharm El-Skeikh earlier this month for COP27, but was anything actually achieved. After 27 of these meetings to tackle climate change has anything actually been achieved? Are we all fiddling whilst the planet burns? Will politics and business interests determine our destiny rather than science, just as they did in the movie Don’t Look Up?
This week Phil and Roger talk to journalist Lucy Siegle, who writes and broadcasts regularly on environmental issues. Lucy is just back from COP27 and gives her thoughts on what’s been achieved this time around.
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Lucy Siegle is a journalist with a focus on environmental issues and social justice. Her career started at The Observer Magazine in 2000 and has written numerous articles, features and op-eds for The Guardian group since. On TV she is a reporter for the BBC’s The One Show and appears regularly on Sky News and Good Morning Britain. She’s even been a contestant on Pointless Celebrities.
Her books include Green Living in the Urban Jungle (Green Books 2001), A Good Life (Guardian books, contributing author) and To Die For: is fashion wearing out the world? (Fourth Estate 2011). To Die For was nominated for the Orwell Prize 2012. It forms the basis of the 2015 documentary The True Cost, which Lucy appears in the movie and was one of the executive producers.