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COP26 | Reflections & Analysis Hub

With COP26 over, we have turned our attention to the action required to realise on the commitments and ambitions of the summit. We are here to support you, as environmental leaders, in the fantastic work you are already doing to make a difference.

Below are some resources that provide analysis on the outcomes, as well as case studies for achieving tangible action. We hope you find them useful - and let us know if you have a resource that you think we should be featuring by contacting [email protected].

EnvCast Special: COP26 Reflections

November '21's EnvCast was a COP26 special, featuring reflections on the summit from SocEnv Vice Chair Sandra Norval MBA FIEMA CEnv, in conversation with Sarah Ridgeon MCIPR of SocEnv.

Both Sandra & Sarah attended COP26 as part of the SocEnv delegation, with this episode of EnvCast featuring discussions on the experience, the summit's impact, and key priorities for ensuring commitments are realised going forward.

Watch Back // Reflecting on COP26: A Cross-Sector Discussion

The first event in this Environmental Policy Forum (EPF) series sees leading environmental professionals from across sectors come together to reflect on COP26.

Among other questions, the panel highlights their key takeaways from the summit, the implications for their sector, and what more has to be done to ensure the delivery of tangible change.

Even More Analysis & Resources


COP26: What do the outcomes mean for the landscape profession? »
– Landscape Institute


COP26 Was Not the Success It Could Have Been »
– Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)


A Manifesto for Transformative Change »
– Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)


COP26 – good COP, bad COP or COP out? »
– Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)


Earthshot Prize and COP26 – What can we learn? »
– EAUC with Russell Burton CEnv and Roddy Yarr CEnv

Podcast addressing the COP26 Goal – Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats


COP26 and Our Sustainability Plans »
– David Price CEnv, Planning Inspectorate

David Price, Head of Operations and Lead for the Environmental Group at the Planning Inspectorate, reflects on the outcomes from COP26 and what their Environmental Policy means for their sustainability plans.


Biosolids: the greatest story never told at COP26 »
– Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

Dr Peter Matthews HonFSE CEnv, past president of CIWEM and former Chair of Natural Resources Wales, picks on biosolids as the industry’s opportunity for a great COP26 story.


COP26 – The Good and the Bad »
– Andrew Marlow CEnv FIEMA

A review of COP26 – The good and the bad.


The future of sustainable building materials »
– Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Low carbon materials are an essential part of reducing emissions created by the built environment. From rammed earth to Martian concrete, what should we be building with?


COP26: Delivering net zero emissions: What next for businesses and governments? »
– Aldersgate Group

A dynamic panel – including Chartered Environmentalists, Bevis Watts and Peter Simpson – discussed this vital issue, including senior representatives from international businesses covering multiple economic sectors, who have taken on ambitious and credible climate targets.


Water Climate Discussion »
– Supported by the Society for the Environment

The Water Climate Discussion series kicked off with a set of five free online discussions held from May to September followed by a three-week interactive online conference in October. You can watch any of these events again or read the summary reports, via the link above.

You can read the Water Climate call to action, developed following these discussions, here »


Why the Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis »
– Meghna Das CEnv

UNICEF UK Senior Programmes Specialist, Meghna Das CEnv, answers some key questions relating to child rights and climate.


Chemical Engineers Working to Address Climate Change »
– IChemE

A YouTube playlist with Chemical Engineers working to address climate change. Chemical engineers are uniquely placed to take action across industrial sectors to arrest and reverse the damage humans are doing to the life support systems of the planet and to contribute to improving food security, energy and water availability, and human health and wellbeing.


‘Sustainable Future’ Webinars »
– Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

These recordings of this recent IOM3 series showcase examples of work ongoing in the materials, minerals, and mining sector to help the transition to a low-carbon, resource efficient society.

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