The ‘last hope’ for limiting global warming to 1.5°C. That is what November’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is being called. With one UN chief describing the recent IPCC Report as a ‘code red for humanity’, all eyes are now on Glasgow to see if world leaders can unite in the face of climate change.

At the same time, breakthroughs and innovations in technology, travel, food production and the way we do business are already yielding results or showing promise as solutions to reduce emissions and limit environmental damage. During this special recording, you’ll hear a series of 1-on-1 exclusive interviews from the BBC’s Science Editor David Shukman, Global Trade Correspondent Dharshini David, renowned ethnobotanist and Follow The Food presenter James Wong, The Travel Show presenter Rajan Datar and Click technology presenter Lara Lewington.

Hosted by the BBC’s award-winning Science and Environment Correspondent, Victoria Gill, hear from our experts who are all reporting from the frontlines of climate change.

To watch the full video, click the video above. You can also view the individual interviews. Just click on the speaker questions at the bottom of the page.

Recorded in October 2021.

Individual Interviews

Can capitalism and the environment ever be compatible?

Dharshini David, BBC Global Trade Correspondent

How can the food on our plates help save the planet?

James Wong, Ethnobotanist and Follow the Food Presenter

Is tech the climate saviour?

Lara Lewington, Click Presenter

How is travel and tourism navigating a greener future?

Rajan Datar, The Travel Show Presenter


David Shukman

BBC Science Editor

Dharshini David

BBC Global Trade Correspondent

James Wong

Ethnobotanist and Follow the Food Presenter

Lara Lewington

Click Presenter

Lori Suchcicki

Senior Vice President, Advertising and Commercial Partnerships, EMEA, BBC Studios

Rajan Datar

The Travel Show Presenter

Victoria Gill

BBC Science & Environment Correspondent