Chatham House was founded in 1920 with a vision ‘to help governments and societies build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world’. In the institute’s centenary year, this conference will examine one of the biggest threats to achieving this mission faced by society – the impact of climate change.
Climate change threatens our collective wellbeing and security, as our interdependent world faces unprecedented levels of climate instability. Climate science has demonstrated that further warming will continue to increase the frequency and severity of acute climate hazards across the world. This could put millions of lives at risk, as well as trillions of dollars of economic activity and both physical and natural capital. Recognizing climate risk and integrating an understanding of this risk into decision-making is imperative.
Discussions at Climate Change 2020 will focus on:
- The political realities of climate diplomacy
- Mitigation of and adaptation to climate risk
- Innovative solutions for business and finance
- The direct and knock-on effects of climate hazards
This conference is part of the Chatham House LIVE series and will be hosted online and on the record.
The LIVE series will bring together international audiences and enable participants to connect with peers from across the globe. Over the course of each LIVE conference, participants will be able to engage in high-level panel discussions and conversations between policymakers, business leaders and international experts. Other interactive features will include polling and live analysis of results, in addition to live question and answer sessions between participants and speakers.