In this first podcast in our special COP 26 series we talk with seasoned COP veteran and pioneering scholar Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, a renowned international expert in climate change policy, law and governance about the power of the COP process to bring hearts and minds together to address the pressing issues of climate change. We set the scene for this important gathering in Glasgow, discuss hopes and aspirations and consider the creative, courageous and dynamic actions needed to deliver post COP26.