Two minutes to midnight: COP26 and the role of Scottish management accountants

UK – Scotland

26 October, 2021

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST


Two minutes to midnight: COP26 and the role of Scottish management accountants

Location: UK – Scotland

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Join Jayne Saywell, consultant with Black Skies Blue and Dr Jake Ainscough, Senior Research Associate at Lancaster Environment Centre to gain insight into the importance of the COP26 climate negotiations. Jayne will also paint the big picture of evolving non-financial sustainability reporting requirements and how that fits in with Scotland’s ambitions to be a wellbeing economy.

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We will be joined by two speakers for this event:

Dr Jake Ainscough

Dr Jake Ainscough is a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster Environment Centre where he works on the Climate Citizens project. His work focuses on the role of public deliberation in responding to the climate emergency. Prior to joining Lancaster University, Jacob worked with UK politicians and policy makers as the manager of the APPG on Climate Change at the think-tank Policy Connect. He has degrees in zoology, economics and human geography and a PhD in environmental governance from the University of Edinburgh.

Presentation Synopsis

The COP26 conference in Glasgow will be the most consequential international climate negotiations since the signing of the famous Paris Agreement. These discussions are happening against a backdrop of worsening extreme weather events and heightened concern about climate breakdown.

Having committed to a world leading emissions reduction target, the UK Government has been rushing out a raft of policy proposals to bolster its credibility as the President of COP26.

This talk will give an overview of both the issues at stake when negotiators meet in Glasgow, and recent steps taken in Westminster and the devolved administrations to ensure the UK has its own house in order on climate change.

Jayne Saywell

Jayne Saywell, consultant, Black Skies Blue. Black Skies Blue is a start-up co-operative helping organisations pivot towards strong sustainable business models grounded in their communities.

Jayne is a recovering banker and finance professional (ACMA) with a Masters in Environmental Economics. Jayne is also involved in various local community charities.

Presentation synopsis

Jayne will ground us in a short evolution of non-financial sustainability reporting requirements. We will then turn to focus on how that fits with Scotland’s ambitions, what’s happening in Scotland, and how you might want to get involved.

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Programme outline

Start time: 12.30pm

End time: 1.30pm