COP26 Covered podcast episode 7: Youth climate marches and the role of sustainability leaders

edie's mini-series of COP26 podcasts features 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 visits an evening event hosted by Nando’s to discuss first steps in becoming a climate activist with anti-racism educator and social activist Angel Arutura and Mark James, the co-founder of Earthtopia – a TikTok community of 182,000 people.

Then, as Youth and Empowerment day rolls into action, Matt tries and fails to blend in with a youthful crowd at the Fridays For Future Climate Strike in Glasgow. During the march, Matt catches up with Crista Buznea, Head of Marketing at Ecologi, and an edie 30 under 30 alumni. Buznea is on hand to discuss how businesses can take the messages issued at the Climate Strikes and translate them into sustainable action.

Finally, Matt drops by a café near the Blue Zone to catch-up with Ezgi Barcenas, chief sustainability officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev to ask her how businesses and sustainability professionals can cut through the noise at COP26 to empower people, staff and communities to improve societal and planetary prosperity.

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. 

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