IEMA at COP26
Heads of state and thousands of diplomats, observers and others are descending on Glasgow for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With the eyes of the world on climate action and in particular, climate action in the UK, IEMA considers what a good outcome would be from the international climate summit.
Back in 2019, IEMA declared a climate emergency. We said our declaration “is rooted in the reality of the international science base and in the knowledge that our profession (IEMA members) can make a pivotal contribution towards the rapid transitions now required.” While it is important to recognise the fact that we are in a climate and ecological emergency, recognition is not enough. Action must follow.
IEMA's Tom Pashby spoke with Helena Bennett, Senior Policy Adviser at Green Alliance at COP26, on their desires to see more ambition on the 1.5 target, fazing out of fossil fuels and proper policy regulations to follow through on promises for action.
IEMA's Tom Pashby speaks with Rachel Purdon PIEMA, Head of Sustainability at Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew on their sustainability strategy to reach climate positive by 2030 and their recent deforestation work.
IEMA's Tom Pashby speaks with Harriet Lamb, CEO of Ashden on spotlighting sustainability solutions and how children and young people can be equipped with the green skills they need for the future, especially in the developing world.
IEMA's Tom Pashby talks with Sustainability Consultant, Ben Barrett PIEMA REnvP on his hopes to see the bicycle elevated as a solution and key to achieving net zero targets
Managing Director at Scania, James Armstrong discusses how their partnership with IEMA helps them to build their green skills and why sustainability and their path to net zero is at the top of their priorities but need the government on board to make good policy decisions.
Damien Plant FIEMA and former Defence Attache at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office discusses how the security aspect is so important to consider, as the UK Defence is responsible for over 50% of emissions so there is great scope to improve this.
Alex Hilton, Head of Sustainability at HMRC discusses why they are attending COP26 and how important it is to see real commitment and ambition in action in driving down emissions to net zero.