COP26 Covered podcast episode 6: Net-zero transitions, resilient cities and Pokemon protests

This mini-series of podcasts 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…

Sarah sits down with Mastercard’s chief sustainability officer Kristina Kloberdanz to recap on what was a number-spinning Finance Day at COP26 and to look at how corporates can accelerate their own net-zero strategies.

Late on in the day, Matt exits the Blue Zone to meet Ita Kettleborough, the deputy director at Energy Transitions Commission. Ita was on hand to offer her thoughts on the major Energy Day announcements, and whether newly updated National Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement are enough to “keep 1.5C alive”.

Finally, Matt meets the Resilient Cities Network’s executive director Lauren Sorkin to discuss how climate, diversity and equity need to be tackled in unison to build a resilient future.

The Network unveiled the Resilient Infrastructure Diversity and Equity (RIDE) Scorecard at COP26 and Sorkin explains how businesses can also use a similar approach to ensure their actions and value chains are fit for purpose.

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 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 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. 

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