COP26 Covered Podcast episode 13: The Built Environment Day climate debate LIVE

With the final full day of COP26 being Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day, Luke convenes a lively podcast panel to discuss the key announcements and net-zero developments across the sector – featuring senior reps from the UK Green Building Council, building materials company Holcim, and professional services firm Jacobs.

COP26 Covered Podcast episode 13: The Built Environment Day climate debate LIVE

(L-R): Magali Anderson (Holcim)

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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 continue to keep on top of our up-to-the-minute news coverage and live blog, Luke gathers an expert panel to discuss the big announcements on Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus. 

Joining us in the Green Zone at COP26 this morning (11 November) was the UK Green Building Council’s director Munish Datta, Holcim’s chief sustainability and innnovation officer Magali Anderson, and Jacobs’ global head of sustainability and ESG Zoe Haseman

The panel discuss (among other things), the sector’s decarbonisation efforts so far and how they must accelerate to keep 1.5C alive; and what a green and just recovery from Covid-19 looks like for the sector. 

There is, of course, also discussion of the policy changes needed to enable the sector to turn ambition into action, with reaction to recent updates here in the UK and the international news coming out of COP26 on this penultimate day. And the panel rounds off by outlining their hopes for the legacy of this UN climate summit. 

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.

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