COP26 Covered Podcast episode 8: Nature Day reflections, carbon-negative countries and net-positive brands

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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…

In this bumper episode of COP26 Covered, Matt speaks with Shirley Binder, the National Director of Protected Areas and Biodiversity at the Ministry of Environment in Panama and President of the Coiba National Park Board, who discusses how nature and biodiversity have been crucial enablers of Panama becoming one of only three carbon-negative nations in the world. 

Sarah then speaks with Andrea Alvares, chief brand, innovation, international and sustainability officer at Natura & Co – owner of The Body Shop – about how brands can support nature beyond their own operations and supply chains, by engaging with policy and supporting other businesses. 

And Luke sits down with David Saddington, Head of the COP26 Nature Campaign for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), who reflects on the day’s big announcements and explains how the global nature ambitions of COP26 can be translated into UK business actions. 

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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