In the first episode of our series investigating natural law, in the context of The Climate and Ecological Emergency, we are introduced to Tim Crosland of the legal charity Plan B and Roger Hallam, one of the Co-Founders of Extinction Rebellion & Founder of Burning Pink.
Tim’s legal charity Plan B have so far made three legal challenges against the British government, as they fight to hold them to account due to their inaction over The Climate and Ecological Emergency.
The moral, legal and political consequences are explored in detail with insights made into the rights and duties of the citizenry at a time of climate breakdown and what follows.
Topics covered in the episode also include the Greek Tragedy Antigone and Tim’s experience at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) event in Paris in 2016, where the “Paris Agreement” was signed by attending world leaders, within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance.
Tim was invited to the conference in Paris to support the historically low emitting and low consuming countries of the Global South in the negotiations. He talks about the true reality of the negotiations and the outrageous position taken by the highest emitting countries to that of their lower emitting neighbours. Essentially sacrificing them as a result of the destructive and selfish policies they insist on imposing upon them.
Be sure to listen out for the number of times Roger Hallam has so far been arrested in the city of London for his radical activities, though we understand this number may have gone up since the recording of this discussion with Tim.