COP26 – good COP, bad COP or COP out?
As the COP26 talks taking place in Glasgow have now finally concluded, IEMA’s Head of Policy, Ben Goodwin, discusses the outcomes and next steps. READ HERE.
Want to know more about COP26 and what it all means? Read our COP 101 here.
IEMA on COP26
- IEMA reacts to Environment Act - IEMA's Martin Baxter comments on Landmark Environment Act putting nature’s recovery and sustainability at the heart of the economy
- IEMA CEO reflects on the dangers of a lack of diversity on COP Gender Day - To mark gender day at COP26, IEMA's CEO Sarah Mukherjee MBE discusses her own experience, both at COP and professionally in addressing climate action.
- IEMA CEO speaks alongside government and haulage industry at Scania COP26 event - IEMA’s Chief Executive Officer Sarah Mukherjee MBE spoke at an event near Glasgow hosted by haulage company Scania, to discuss how IEMA and its membership can help transform the transport and freight sector towards net zero.
- As COP26 moves into its second week, where are we and what can we expect? - IEMA's Press Advisor André Farrar rounds up some of the happenings from COP26 so far, as IEMA have been attending and speaking.
Catch up on IEMA COP26 Webinars
In the build-up to COP26, we hosted weekly webinars on critical COP themes: climate change, climate security and risk, sustainable finance and the role of nature, featuring special guest speakers. Catch up on any you missed below:
Featured COP26 articles
The government has lifted its ban on fracking for shale gas in England and is considering designating potential sites for the controversial extraction as ‘nationally important infrastructure’.
A total of 570 British environmental laws are set to be rewritten or removed from the UK’s statute book under a government bill revoking EU legislation, sparking claims that ministers have launched an assault on nature.
Almost one-third of UK businesses believe that energy price rises are likely to have a negative impact on investments in net-zero measures, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has found.
The UK's National Drought Group (NDG) has this week agreed measures to manage the current drought and minimise risks for next year, with businesses now facing a “new normal” for water.
Investors managing $9.8trn (£8trn) in assets have joined a new campaign urging 72 of the world’s biggest corporate water users and polluters to value and act on water as a financial risk.