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The team discuss the upcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, and consider how the outcomes of the conference will affect Australian businesses in both the immediate term and in the future.

Paul explains the history of the conferences and why it’s called COP 26.

Tennant shares his personal experience of attending three previous COPs and his upcoming appearance at the Turkey Pavilion at COP26.

James draws a strange connection between our decarbonised future, and the 1890 Wool Industry in Australia.

And as always, the ‘conversation over coffee’ goes off into unusual and interesting sidebars.

James Scotland

After a long career in multiple aspects of supply chain management, corporate training and business advisory, James brings a business improvement mindset to his role as General Manager of Minerals, Energy & Supply Chain Resilience for Ai Group.

A skilled communicator and analyst, James has been involved with Oil & Gas, the mining industry and supply chain across the board for over 25 years.

    Tennant Reed

    Tennant is Principal National Adviser – Public Policy at Ai Group. He has worked heavily on climate and energy issues, advising Ai Group’s Leaders’ Group on Energy and Climate Policy and developing reports on natural gas supply, energy prices and energy efficiency. Previously he was an adviser in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, working on fiscal policy, stimulus and infrastructure.

    Paul Hodgson

    Paul is Director of Business Development at eleXsys Energy Pty Ltd, an award-winning Australian technology company. eleXsys® is an advanced power electronics device integrating a suite of artificial intelligence applications enabling next-generation two-way smart grids.

    He was previously East Coast General Manager at NERA, Australia's industry growth centre for the energy resources sector, where he led the development of the national network of regional hydrogen technology clusters.