Siân Berry

Former Co-Leader of the Green Party and Member of the London Assembly.

The Climate Crisis and Grassroots Activism

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In this episode of The Internationalist, host Julio Bruno sits down with Siân Berry, former Co-Leader of the Green Party and Member of the London Assembly, to discuss the current climate crisis. 

In this in-depth conversation, Julio and Siân explore the climate emergencies that have emerged within the past decade, including the government response to ozone depletion. Siân talks about the responsibilities of political leaders and governments to intervene and address severe climate incidents as well as the worsening environmental state. They move to discuss the importance of being involved in local government, as well as Siân’s own admiration for the new wave of young activist movements advocating and creating meaningful policy change within the local and national government. 

Siân gives insight into the recently launched legal challenge against the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, over his decision to allow the police to use traffic cameras without consulting Londoners. She walks through the motivation behind the legal challenge and the dangers that citizens may face due to the Mayor’s decision. Then, together Julio and Siân reflect on the human rights debate surrounding gender and sexuality, as well as society’s acceptance of these identities.

Created & produced by: Podcast Partners
Published: Sep 29, 2022

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