COP26 Covered Podcast episode 2: All aboard the Climate Train to Glasgow

In this second episode of edie's brand-new COP26 Covered podcast, the team join 500 policymakers, environmental groups and youth activists on-board The Climate Train up to Glasgow, for a sustainable rail journey featuring leader interviews, climate card games and – of course – bagpipes.   

COP26 Covered Podcast episode 2: All aboard the Climate Train to Glasgow

COP26 Covered will feature round-ups

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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…

For our second episode, Luke, Matt and Sarah board a special ‘Climate Train’ up to Glasgow, organised as part of the Rail to the COP initiative established by Youth for Sustainable Travel – the campaign group which famously sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 2019 for COP25. The organisers say the train is a much more climate-friendly way to arrive, with just one passenger’s carbon footprint from one flight between Amsterdam and the same as seven Eurostar journeys.

During the 30-minute episode, the edie trio begin at St. Pancras International train station in London for a chat with Lauren Williams, environment and sustainability lead at Eurostar – an official partner of the Rail to the COP initiative – before then setting off on the journey up to Glasgow.

On-board the train, Luke speaks with Mara de Pater, founder of Rail to the COP and chair of Youth for Sustainable Travel, before handing over to Matt who tries his hands at a climate-themed card game with a representative from The Climate Fresk – an accredited observer to the UNFCCC which is organising a host of workshops throughout COP26. 

About this podcast

COP26 Covered is produced in association with edie’s headline COP26 content partner O2. The daily show is a 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 will feature 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 will be broadcast from various locations around the city – including the edie team’s no-frills AirBnB – with episodes airing around 5pm each day.

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].

View all of edie’s COP26 content here

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