Bringing COP to Yorkshire: How Our Regions Respond to the Challenge

    View Author May 2021

    This year, Britain has the privilege of hosting the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), a United Nations climate change conference. Between 1 November and 12 November, more than 190 world leaders, as well as tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens, congregate in Glasgow for 12 days of talks on how to tackle the climate change crisis.

    Not only is climate change an immediate crisis with the effects already felt across the world in the form of forest fires, flooding and unseasonable weather conditions, but also harnessing the transition to net-zero carbon will help us build a strong and prosperous economy post-COVID-19.

    Our panel at the In The Circle Sustainability Conference discussed the significance of COP26 in fuelling the global transition to net-zero, as well as explaining how the regions can harness the momentum of COP26 to foster a real change. You can learn more about the discussion and the changes taking place in Yorkshire and The Humber in this article.

    Panellists include:

    • Anita Lloyd – Director at Squire Patton Boggs
    • Tom Riordan – CEO at Leeds City Council
    • Nick Baker – Deputy Director for Business & Engagement, COP26 Unit
    • Simon Pringle – Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commissioner, Associate Member of Chatham House, and Managing Director at Project Rome
    • Emily Gee – Research Assistant at Royal Holloway and University of Sheffield Alumni

    You can find more information on In The Circle regional sustainability conferences at their website.