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Special Coverage of COP26
31 October-12 November 2021 | Glasgow, UK

Amidst a background of rising concern surrounding the impact that man-made climate change is having on the planet, this year’s UN climate conference, COP26, has a particular urgency.

This year, the eyes of the world will be on the politicians, Heads of State, and the tens of thousands of businesses, activists, and citizens, who are gathering in the Scottish city of Glasgow to reach agreement on how to tackle a global crisis that many see as an existential threat.

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Climate action protest in Glasgow during COP26, the UN Climate Conference.
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2021: A good year to listen in

A hit podcast series on climate action, the drama of COP26, and stories from the field, stretching from Vanuatu to Brooklyn. Here are some of our favourite audio highlights of the last 12 months.

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PODCAST: Tears, fears and fossil fuels

At times it seemed that a COP26 resolution was still hours or even days away but, on Saturday evening, a final document was finally adopted, despite the misgivings expressed by many countries at revised language regarding fossil fuels.

COP26 President, Alok Sharma, seemed close to tears at one point, betraying the enormous pressure felt by so many of those closely involved with the negotiations.

In the last episode of the Lid Is On from COP26, Conor Lennon and Laura Quiñones discuss the outcome of the conference, the Glasgow Climate Pact.

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PODCAST: A turning point, or a disappointment? COP26 winds down, with a final declaration still unsigned

With negotiators still haggling over the details of the COP26 final declaration, Conor Lennon and Laura Quiñones look back over two extremely busy, sleep-deprived weeks of announcements, protests and hopeful pronouncements.

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