edie's COP26 Covered Podcast

What were the day’s big announcements? How are businesses turning global climate commitments into local sustainability actions? And do deep-fried Mars bars live up to their reputation? Join the edie team for this daily podcast show, live from COP26 in Glasgow.

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The show's over: We explore the legacy of COP26 from the perspective of sustainability leaders, Glaswegians and young people

COP26 Covered Podcast final episode: The COP26 legacy for business, Glasgow & future generations

A reflective final episode of this mini-series of podcasts sees Luke, Matt and Sarah re-unite to discuss the impacts that COP26 could have on people, industry and the planet - featuring interviews with a young documentary filmmaker, a Glaswegian climate leader and the sustainability director at Formula E.

(L-R): Magali Anderson (Holcim), Luke Nicholls (edie), Zoe Haseman (Jacobs) and Munish Datta (UKGBC) took part in a lively podcast panel discussion within the COP26 Green Zone

COP26 Covered Podcast episode 13: The Built Environment Day climate debate LIVE

With the final full day of COP26 being Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day, Luke convenes a lively podcast panel to discuss the key announcements and net-zero developments across the sector – featuring senior reps from the UK Green Building Council, building materials company Holcim, and professional services firm Jacobs.

Net-zero planes, trains and automobiles: We explore the technologies that are powering the shift to zero-emission mobility

COP26 Covered Podcast episode 12: The Transport Day grand tour - Electric planes, hydrogen trains and autonomous automobiles

A fast and furious Transport Day sees Luke venture across Glasgow to explore three game-changing examples of zero-emission mobility - including the UK's first hydrogen-powered train, Rolls-Royce's new all-electric aircraft, and a connected and autonomous vehicle experience.

During the episode, Luke speaks with Dhruv Boruah, founder of innovative net-positive submarine concept, Oceanways

COP26 Covered Podcast episode 11: Innovation special - Corporate accelerators, EV revolutions and green submarines

To mark Innovation Day, Luke rides across Glasgow on a rickshaw to speak with three leaders across the climate innovation value chain, including corporate accelerator Project X Global, electric performance carmaker Polestar, and a net-positive submarine concept, Oceanways.

In episode 10, Luke speaks with the Rainforest Alliance's Saeed Abdul-Razak (pictured), WRAP's Richard Swannel, and Futerra's Solitaire Townsend

COP26 Covered Podcast episode 10: Spotlight on adaptation, food waste and 'climate fatalism'

On the day which saw world leaders take on 'Adaptation, Loss and Damage', COP26 Covered shone a spotlight on some of the practical solutions needed to accelerate climate action– featuring leader interviews with the Rainforest Alliance, WRAP, and Solitaire Townsend at Futerra.

COP26 Covered is broadcast from various locations around the city – including the edie team’s no-frills AirBnB – with episodes airing each evening

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

In this bumper episode of the COP26 Covered podcast, the edie team reflect on the hugely important nature day and what it means for business – featuring chats with cosmetics giant Natura & Co, the Head of the COP26 Nature Campaign, and the Government of Panama.

edie's mini-series of COP26 podcasts features round-ups, special guests, listener quizzes and more

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

To mark Youth and Public Empowerment Day of COP26, Sarah speaks with two leading youth activists and campaigners, while Matt joins a climate march through Glasgow to discuss how businesses can move from 'blah, blah, blah' to 'action, action action'.

This mini-series of podcasts will feature round-ups, special guests, listener quizzes and more – all available to listen and subscribe to, for free

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

The team are re-united in the Blue Zone to reflect on a fast and furious Energy Day of COP26, featuring chats with the Energy Transitions Commission, Resilient Cities Network and Mastercard - and we catch an army of Pikachus outside of the COP walls.

edie's senior reporter Sarah delivers up a climate finance-themed episode, featuring chats with Insure Our Future UK and UK Sustainable Investment Finance (UKSIF)

COP26 Covered Podcast episode 5: Finance Day special – A make-or-break moment for the climate summit?

After a hugely important and somewhat unpredictable Finance Day at COP26, the edie team delivers up a special episode of COP26 Covered, featuring wide-ranging talks with industry leaders – from making coal uninsurable to securing top-level financial commitments to net-zero carbon. 

The edie team are re-united for episode four, with interviews including senior leaders from Corporate Leaders Group, Arçelik Group, Triodos Bank and WWF-UK

COP26 Covered Podcast episode 4: Business action plans, Scope 3 conundrums and a climate finance movie night

After a sleepness night in Glasgow, the edie team bring you a jam-packed fourth episode of COP26 Covered, featuring sideline sustainability chats with business leaders, NGOs and industry groups - plus we talk climate finance a swanky uptown cocktail bar.

COP26 Covered features daily round-ups, special guests, listener quizzes and more – all available to listen and subscribe to, for free

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 will feature round-ups, special guests, listener quizzes and more – all available to listen and subscribe to, for free

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 is a brand-new spin-off from edie’s long-running Sustainable Business Covered podcast show, which is taking a brief hiatus for the duration of the climate talks

COP26 Covered Podcast episode 1: COP26 preview, Glasgow preparations and Bonnie the Seal

In the first episode of edie's brand-new COP26 Covered podcast, the team discuss the potential successes (and failures) of the climate talks, along with the key events, sessions and people to look out for over the next two weeks - with a special mention to the official COP26 mascot, Bonnie the Seal/Rat.

The business-focused COP26 Covered podcast will be broadcast from various locations around Glasgow – with episodes airing around 5pm each day

COP26 Covered: edie launches brand-new daily podcast show

To support our extensive editorial coverage of COP26 over the next two weeks, edie's award-winning content team has launched a brand-new podcast show which will broadcast from Glasgow, every day of the climate summit (31 October – 12 November).