A new weekly podcast from LBC tackling the climate crisis with Sadiq Khan starts today

Available on Global Player from Tuesday 4th October



In a brand-new weekly podcast from LBC – the UK’s number one commercial news talk station – Clear The Air with Sadiq Khan sees the Mayor of London speak exclusively to public leaders, politicians, environmental activists and celebrities from around the world who are helping lead the fight against climate change.

Sadiq developed severe asthma aged 43 while training for the London Marathon. The onset of a chronic illness, due to breathing polluted air, not only brought home the urgency of the climate crisis but sparked a deep desire to help pursue a cleaner, greener world.

Confirmed guests for Clear The Air with Sadiq Khan include the award-winning film director and writer Richard Curtis; author, environmentalist and model Lily Cole; Shadow Climate and Net Zero Secretary Ed Miliband MP; the indigenous climate activist Txai Suruì and wildlife TV presenter Steve Backshall.

Across the series, Sadiq will also be speaking to Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, WHO advocate for health and air quality, whose daughter Ella died following a fatal asthma attack caused by toxic air pollution; the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti; Margaret Thatcher’s pioneering Environment Secretary Lord Deben – now Chair of the Climate Change Committee, and the Mayor of Freetown in Sierra Leone, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr.

“This summer we’ve seen deadly heatwaves, destructive wildfires, and dangerous flooding across the UK and the world. At times, the threat posed by climate change can seem overwhelming, but there are inspiring people across the globe – of all ages and backgrounds – determined to help tackle this crisis head on.

"Clear the Air invites us to take a breath and reflect on the challenges facing our planet, the scale of the action needed to meet them and the steps we can all take to help secure a safer, fairer and greener future for all.” - THE MAYOR OF LONDON, SADIQ KHAN

The trailer for Clear The Air with Sadiq Khan is available here, with the first episode with Ed Miliband out on Tuesday 4th October on Global Player.

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October 4, 2022 3:00am ET by Global  

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