Podcasts on sustainability recorded at COP26 in Glasgow

Daphne Frias

Daphne Frias is an unapologetically Latina youth activist who is proud to be a voice for the disabled community. She was appointed as the New York State director for March For Our Lives and is also part of the Generation Climate Initiative.

Michael Sheldrick & Alice Aedy

Michael Sheldrick is Co-Founder and Chief Policy and Government Relations Officer at Global Citizen, talks with Alice Aedy about creating landmark campaigns that trigger impact, building new platforms to circumvent traditional media, climate justice and just transitions, and the obligations of developed countries to developing countries as they battle against the effects of climate change.

Gary White

Gary White is the CEO of Water.org, a non-profit that helps people gain access to safe water and sanitation. He also leads WaterEquity, an asset management firm deploying capital towards the global water and climate crisis.

Miguel Veiga-Pestana

Miguel Veiga-Pestana is Chief Sustainability Officer at Reckitt, a consumer goods company whose brands include Dettol, Durex, Finish, and Nurofen. Miguel oversees the development and integration of Reckitt’s sustainability and purpose-led agenda.

Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo is a seasoned activist and has held leadership positions at Greenpeace International and Amnesty International. In this impassioned conversation with his compatriot Paul van Zyl, Kumi lays out four things he believes activists could do better at in order to more effectively lead a green revolution. He also speaks about the representation of marginalised voices, how consumer spending power can force greener supply chains, and he suggests radically rethinking the economic systems that have caused so much environmental damage to date.

Jackie Kimeu

Jackie Kimeu is the International Coordinator at ACCESS Coalition. They advocate for people living in poverty to have access to safe, reliable, and affordable energy. Jackie speaks to Paul van Zyl about the Coalition’s regional approach to capacity building, the challenges of storing surpluses of renewable energy, and of the large-scale behavioural change campaigns needed to shift mindsets.

Simon Mundy

Journalist and author Simon Mundy recently travelled across six continents to meet the people embroiled in a race to survive, adapt, and innovate as a response to climate change. Now that the climate emergency has moved from a fringe issue to a core one, he contemplates whether powerful business leaders and policymakers being ambitious enough in responding to the science and to the plights of climate-affected citizens around the world. He also questions whether the voices of those most vulnerable to climate change, like those he met on his travels, are being heard in spaces like COP conferences? Simon shares personal insights from the people he met – scientists, miners, entrepreneurs, farmers, and senior policymakers – in this rich and ranging discussion with Paul van Zyl on life on the front lines of the climate crisis.