COP26 Covered Podcast episode 10: Spotlight on adaptation, food waste and ‘climate fatalism’

In episode 10

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Whether you’re a business leader, climate expert, environmental professional, youth activist  – or just someone with a passion for all things sustainability and climate action – this podcast is for you! COP26 Covered podcast brings you everything you need to know from each day of the crucial climate talks, wrapped up into 30-minute episodes.


In today’s episode…

While Matt and Sarah kept on top of the daily COP26 agenda, Luke took the podcasting reigns to deliver up three interviews with business leaders and NGOs around the Blue Zone.

First, he speaks with Saeed Abdul-Razak, the Rainforest Alliance’s global theme lead for climate change, to discuss a host of climate-related issues and solutions, including climate change adaptation and mitigation, climate-smart agriculture, and natural climate solutions.

Next, Luke speaks with Richard Swannel, International Director at WRAP, about the critical issue of food waste along with the  broader change that needs to happen to start accelerating the shift towards a circular economy.

And last but by no means least, Luke speaks with Solitaire Townsend, co-Founder of the change agency Futerra and long-time chair of edie’s Sustainability Leaders Forum, about a range of COP-relatedd subjects, including some shocking stats around in ‘climate fatalism’, tracking action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the role of the advertising industry in driving climate action.

About the show

COP26 Covered is produced in association with edie’s headline COP26 content partner O2. The daily show is a spin-off from edie’s long-running Sustainable Business Covered podcast show, which is taking a brief hiatus for the duration of COP26 – but will be back with a fresh look and feel later in November.

This mini-series of podcasts features round-ups, special guests, listener quizzes and more – all available to listen and subscribe to, for free, right here on along with all major podcasting platforms:  

COP26 Covered is broadcast from various locations around the city – including the edie team’s no-frills AirBnB – with episodes airing each evening.

The COP26 Covered podcast is available to listen to on iTunes and Spotify, or bookmark this page to see the full list of podcast episodes as they appear. 

Have a question about this podcast or a suggestion for future episodes? Get in touch at [email protected].

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