The Northern Agenda / Net zero and the North | What you think about the 'Levelling Up' agenda | Redcar MP Jacob Young | Sheffield Hallam MP Olivia Blake

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Episode notes

Whilst global leaders head to Glasgow for the COP26 Summit, The Northern Agenda podcast asks what the North is doing to help the UK reach net zero emissions.

And Rob Parsons breaks down the results from The Northern Agenda's Levelling Up survey with Westminster editor Dan O'Donoghue and Press Association political correspondent Geri Scott.

They discuss whether those surveyed trust the government with the agenda, what it actually means, and which political party is trusted the most to tackle regional inequality.

Rob also speaks to Dr Annette Bramley, director of the N8 Research Partnership, a collaboration of the most research-intensive universities in the North of England, about what the government needs to invest into the North to help the country tackle climate change challenges.

Redcar MP Jacob Young chats to Dan about how Teeside could experience a 'jobs bonanza' and transform as part of the green industrial revolution. The Tory MP describes how the area has become one of the UK's main hubs for clean energy.

And Rob also speaks to Sheffield Hallam MP Olivia Blake about why the decisions on how we cut emissions shouldn't be just left to policymakers. The Labour MP has worked with her constituents to come up with their own vision to tackle climate change, which she will be bringing to 10 Downing Street.

The Northern Agenda podcast is presented by Rob Parsons and Dan O'Donoghue, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin. It is a Laudable production for Reach.

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