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Episode 8: Green progress review

This year has been an eventful year for the environment. The effects of the pandemic are still being felt worldwide and we have witnessed unprecedented weather events. The latest IPCC report warned of a “code red” for humanity, stating that global warming was affecting all regions across the globe. In November, world leaders attended the environmental summit COP26 in Glasgow, to discuss ways they could reduce their emissions.

At the same time, in the UK, the Environment Bill was given Royal Assent and it has been hailed as a major environmental milestone.

In this last episode of 2021, we discuss with our guest, Dame Glenys Stacy, the positive strides made at COP26, the need for greater ambitions and the importance of following through those agreements.

We also discuss what the new Environment Act will mean for businesses with the implementation of regulations for certain industries. We talk about the future role of the Office of Environmental Protection (OEP) and how it will interact with other agencies.

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