Alastair McIntosh on COP26 and the Climate Crisis in the Latest Episode of the Birlinn Podcast

  03 Nov '20   |  Posted by: Birlinn

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In the latest episode of the Birlinn Limited Podcast, environmental campaigner and writer Alastair McIntosh speaks from his home in Govan about the COP26, the annual gathering of world leaders for the UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Glasgow between 1 and 12 November 2021.

The COP26 was initially scheduled to take place in November 2020 but was delayed due to COVID-19, making way for a year-long ‘Countdown to COP26’ programme of events and conversations about how we can rebuild society in a more sustainable and healthy way.

If done right, the efforts from the recovery of the COVID-19 crisis can steer us in a more inclusive and sustainable climate path towards building a safe, clean, just and resilient world

Alastair McIntosh quoting Patricia Espinosa,
Executive Secretary of UNFCCC

Alastair McIntosh also discusses his most recent book, Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being, urging readers to consider what we can all do as human beings in the face of the significant challenge presented by the climate crisis.

You can listen to the episode in full using the Soundcloud player below, or by searching your preferred podcast provider for the Birlinn Limited Podcast.

You can find out more about Riders on the Storm here.

Visit for more information on Alastair McIntosh, or you can follow him on Twitter @alastairmci.

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