As we approach Global Entrepreneurship Week, we have driven two Startup Planet electric cars on an envirodrive from Glasgow, home of COP26, to Sharm El Sheikh. Envirorally’s Clara Stone completed over 3,000 miles across 11 countries in 2 legs. En route she visited sustainability and innovation hubs, was welcomed by embassies, and received the kindness of strangers when she needed a charge. On Friday her epic journey ended as she crossed the finishing line at the Innovation Zone at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Our partner Blue Marble is assessing the carbon footprint of the whole journey.  Huge thanks to Bloomsbury Institute for their support and Bloomsbury Radio for their daily live coverage.

Designed to coincide with COP27 and Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are hosting our second Startup Planet conference from COP27 with in depth interviews and panel sessions covering blue and green entrepreneurs working on solutions to achieve net zero. All sessions are available to watch on-demand through the GEN UK HUB. Go to and search Startup Plant in Events. You can find out more about Startup Planet at and social media.