#SustyTalk: Counting down to COP26 with Chapter Zero, the Green Alliance and Fundación Avin

for Net-Zero November, edie hosts a special #SustyTalk video panel discussion on preparations for COP26 with the Green Alliance's Shaun Spiers, Chapter Zero's Susan Hooper and Fundación Avin and the UNFCCC's advisory panel's Ramiro Fernandez.

With edie readers working remotely or on furlough through what is now a second lockdown in the UK, this series of video interviews keeps you connected to the inspirational business leaders who are continuing to drive sustainability and champion climate action from their own homes.

#SustyTalk is all about keeping edie’s loyal readers connected to sustainable business leaders across the world, whilst reminding us all that sustainability and climate action must go on through the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. 

The latest episode is published to coincide with Net-Zero November. Given the great size and scale of the net-zero movement, edie is bringing back Net-Zero November – an entire month’s worth of content dedicated to informing, inspiring and empowering sustainability and energy professionals on the road to a net-zero carbon future for their business.

In association with edie’s headline partner EDF Energy, the month will include an array of net-zero-themed exclusive interviews, downloadable guides, reader blogs, webinars and podcasts. Net-Zero November will also aim to spark new business ideas and actions through edie’s award-winning campaign, Mission Possible. Specifically, edie readers will be encouraged to submit new net-zero themed commitments on behalf of their organisations via the Mission Possible Pledge Wall.

For this episode, edie’s content editor Matt Mace discusses the 12-month build up to COP26 with Shaun Spiers, executive director at the Green Alliance, Susan Hooper, who is on the Chapter Zero steering committee and Ramiro Fernandez, director of Climate Change at Fundacion Avina and the Policy Advisor to the UNFCCC’s High Levels Champions.

Specifically, the 40-minute discussion outlines what the UK, other nations and corporates need to introduce – whether they be specific policies or new business models – to ensure that a new global climate agreement can be issued at COP26 next November.

The conversation focuses on how the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped global climate commitments and how corporates need to advocate for strong political leadership in a bid to alleviate the climate crisis.

Click here to see our catalogue of #SustyTalk video interviews.

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edie staff

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