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In this episode the team chats with Dr Tia Kansara in Glasgow at the UN Climate Change Conference. In a wide-ranging conversation, we discuss the announcements of the first week of the conference and what the announcements mean to eventual success of the conference. The team also discuss the existential threat of climate change, the role of the Conference and other structures in addressing address the challenge, the frustration and success of the challenge and what it all means for business.

And Tia reminds Paul of his uni days and teaches us all some ancient Greek.

About our Special Correspondent:

Dr Tia Kansara

Tia is the CEO of Replenish Earth, Special Advisor to the UNFCCC, an Advisory Board Member to the World Happiness Foundation and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Her publications in peer-reviewed journals range from sustainable cities to human performance, health and wellbeing, presenting her findings at conferences internationally through social media. She has been invited to advise on sustainable cities for the government and private sector as well as at conferences around the world.

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.