#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 sees edie’s senior reporter Sarah George in discussion with Signify UK & Ireland’s chief executive Stephen Rouatt.

Recorded just before COP26 began and uploaded to coincide with Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at the Scottish Events Campus in Glasgow, this discussion has the same theme.

Rouatt provides his thoughts on the UK’s recently published Heat and Buildings Strategy, stating that while any progress is welcome, there are some key components still missing.

He also details his hopes for COP26 in terms of international agreements on accelerated improvements in energy efficiency for buildings and products.

Since this video interview was recorded, Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Nigeria have joined a collaborative initiative steered by the UK Government and the International Energy Agency (IEA) aimed at drastically improving the energy efficiency of appliances such as lighting, refrigerators and air conditioners at COP26. The initiative, called the COP26 Product Efficiency Call to Action, covers products that account for some 40% of global annual electricity consumption. 

Stay up-to-date with the latest news from COP26 with edie’s Live Blog and Daily COP26 Covered Podcast Series. 

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

Want to be featured on a future episode of #SustyTalk? Email [email protected]. Please bear in mind that our interview calendar is typically booked several weeks in advance. 

edie Staff

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