COP26 Covered Podcast episode 3: Chaotic queues, consumer engagement and a youth climate ferry

In this bumper third episode of edie's COP26 Covered podcast, the team (finally) get through the security gates of the climate summit and split up to deliver a jam-packed episode featuring chats with shoemaker Vivobarefoot, The Behavioural Insights Team, and the organiser of a youth-focused fringe event on-board a ferry.

COP26 Covered Podcast episode 3: Chaotic queues, consumer engagement and a youth climate ferry

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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…

During this episode, the edie trio just about survived the huge crowds gathering outside the main COP26 venue on Monday morning, before splitting up for conversations across all zones of the event. 

Sarah was up first, grabbing a quick conversation with shoemaker Vivobarefoot’s head of design Asher Clark in the Blue Zone, to discuss how retail brands can engage consumers on sustainability, but that products alone aren’t enough.

Sarah then passes the podcasting baton over to Luke, who boards Extreme Hangout – a floating events venue which has been set up as a creative hub for young people to set own their own vision for a greener future. WHIle on-board, Luke speaks with the event’s founder and chief executive Amber Nuttall on the steps it takes to organise a fringe event during COP26, and wasy businesses can harness the energy of the youth climate activists who are at COP26. 

Finally, Matt heads over to the UK Pavilion to speak to the Behavioural Insights Team’s (BIT) chief executive Professor David Halpern. BIT has released new research in partnership with Sky looking into the sustainable attitudes of the public and how broadcasters, content creators and the media can turn awareness on the climate crisis into action.

About this podcast

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 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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