A never-ending peak season, IKEA exclusive and much ado about COP26

November 04, 2021 00:49:44
A never-ending peak season, IKEA exclusive and much ado about COP26
The Loadstar Podcast
A never-ending peak season, IKEA exclusive and much ado about COP26
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Show Notes

Credits: Created, Produced and Hosted by Mike King

EP8 of The Loadstar Podcast reports direct from Glasgow where world leaders are congregating for COP26, a meeting many believe is the last chance saloon for meaningful progress on climate change and one that could shape supply chain planning and investment for years to come.

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