The delay of COP26 to November 2021 has been seen as a renewed opportunity to improve collaborative action. Finding agreement on carbon markets and financing remains contentious. COP26 is also the deadline for countries to develop from what they committed to in Paris five years ago. With the Katowice rulebook yet to be finalised and delays in many countries’ commitments, the UK and Italian governments, as hosts of COP26, certainly have their work cut out for them.
To help answer these questions, GC is bringing together a panel discussion bringing together former negotiators and influencers in the UNFCCC COP process to discuss what will make or break success for COP26. The speakers will draw on their experience in past negotiations and on the current direction of climate policy more broadly to highlight areas to watch over the coming year, including an indication of where battle lines are likely to be drawn and potential solutions.
The event will run during New York Climate Week, on Wednesday 23rd September, 9am EST, 2pm BST.
- Nick Rowley, strategic advisor; former advisor on sustainability and climate change to UK prime minister Tony Blair
- H.E Hakima El Haité, president, Liberal International; former Moroccan delegate minister in charge of environment
- Lord Barker, executive chairman, En+ Group; former UK minister of state for energy and climate change
Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed.