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Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.

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Mar 19, 2020

This week the Undercurrents team explores the debate around intelligence accountability, and asks who should be paying to fix climate change. 

How can democratic governments hold intelligence and security agencies to account when what they do is largely secret? Agnes meets author Jamie Gaskarth to find out how intelligence professionals view accountability in the context of 21st century politics. 

Next, Ben discusses climate financing with Iseoluwa Akintunde. While all states have a role in addressing the threat of climate change, some argue that developed countries should bear more of the financial burden. 

Find the book:

Secrets and Spies: UK Intelligence Accountability After Iraq and Snowden

Read the Chatham House Interview:

Philip Alston on Climate Change and Inequality