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COP28: what does transition planning mean for accountants?

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In the first of two special Insights In Focus episodes, guest host Mark Rowland shares news and views from COP28 in Dubai. This episode focuses on the importance of transition plans in achieving net zero.

In the studio, ICAEW Climate Change Manager Sarah Reay and Resilience First’s Shazre Quamber-Hill explain why transition planning is a vital part of the COP28 agenda. And on the conference floor, LSE Professor Nick Robins and the Transition Plan Taskforce’s Nina Pimblett discuss the role that accountants and business will play in putting plans into action.

Access ICAEW’s Making COP Count content series for more insights on sustainability.

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You can read the full transcript of this episode here.



Mark Rowland


  • Sarah Reay, Climate Change Manager, ICAEW
  • Shazre Quamber-Hill, Director, Strategy and Impact, Resilience First
  • Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Nina Pimblett, Sector Guidance Lead, Transition Plan Taskforce


Natalie Chisholm

Episode first published: 5 December 2023
Podcast recorded: 4 December 2023

All views expressed on this podcast are those of the contributors and don’t necessarily reflect those of ICAEW or its members.

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