10 November 2020
Online. A link will be shared before the event.
From £6.00 per person
Climate change is a geopolitical problem, impacting all countries and requiring global action.
Whilst the Paris Agreement provided a framework for all countries to act together, recent developments have shown it may be not be able to facilitate the change needed to tackle this global issue. At the same time, global geopolitics are in flux, with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic being felt across the world.
With COP26 delayed until 2021 we ask a panel of experts what role the UK can play in its capacity as president of these talks and what the summit in Glasgow should aim to achieve.
Claire Healy is Director of E3G's programme on climate diplomacy, risk and security based in their Washington Office. Claire's experience includes working in international affairs at the US Department of Energy, International Director for Al Gore’s Alliance on climate protection, Head of delivery for Mayor of Los Angeles and Head of policy for the British Labour Party.
Tom Rivett-Carnac has spent 20 years working at the intersections of international diplomacy, energy policy and climate change in business, non profit, financial services and international institutions. Tom was Senior Advisor to the Executive Secretary at the UN Climate Convention where he focussed on the political strategy towards achieving the landmark Paris Agreement in December 2015.
Tara Shine (chair) is an expert in the field of climate change and climate justice. She has advised world leaders, governments, multilateral agencies and civil society organisations on climate change, environmental policy and development assistance. She is the Chair of the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and knows the inside world of the international climate change negotiations.
More speakers will be announced shortly.
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