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Fulfilling the spirit of Paris: what next for climate action?

4:00pm to 5:00pm
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, CHATHAM HOUSE, 10 ST JAMES'S SQUARE, SW1Y 4LE, United Kingdom
Free
International collaboration

Four years after the Paris Agreement, political leadership to tackle climate change is flagging in several major economies. Yet the IPCC’s landmark 2018 report on the science of 1.5C global warming spelled out more clearly than ever the urgency of action.

UN chief António Guterres has staked his reputation - and that of the UN - on a summit this September to revive international climate cooperation. His rallying cry is: come with a plan, not a speech. What can we expect from the summit? What role can business and emerging social movements play in driving change?

We are delighted to have experts from around the world lined up to answer these questions:

-Emmanuel Guérin, group coordinator for international issues at European Climate Foundation and former special advisor to climate champion Laurence Tubiana at the COP21 Paris summit

-Ayman Cherkaoui, a Moroccan expert who wears many hats and was influential in COP22 and COP23 negotiations

-Noga Levy-Rapoport, a school climate striker who recently urged UN shipping negotiators to tackle maritime emissions

-Camilla Born, senior policy advisor at E3G and co-leader of the climate resilience and adaptation track of the New York summit

-Selam Kidane Abebe, Ethiopian climate negotiator and environmental law expert

Megan Darby, deputy editor of Climate Home News, will moderate and invite questions from the audience.

Event contact: [email protected]

 

Venue accessibility:

  • Accessible toilet
  • Suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility impairments
  • Step free access
  • Assistance dogs welcome
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