Webinar: Director’s Briefing - Global Cooperation on Climate Action Post-Coronavirus

Professor Laurence Tubiana and Peter Betts examine whether the postponed talks can and should become a centrepiece of revitalised global cooperation on climate change.

Corporate members event
28 May 2020 — 12:00PM TO 1:00PM

As countries around the world respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the UK government have announced that the annual global climate talks, COP26, scheduled for November this year are to be postponed until 2021. The conference had been marked as a crucial deadline for countries to release new and more ambitious national plans to combat rising emissions under the Paris climate agreement after last year’s COP in Madrid concluded without agreement on carbon markets or trading emissions credits.

Can the current global crisis be seen as an opportunity that will encourage governments to craft post-coronavirus stimulus plans with climate action in mind? What kind of policies can governments implement to drive forward sustainability goals? And will the pandemic lead to a more efficient and congruent international system or could ‘corona-nationalism’ undermine global cooperation in the future?

This event is only open to Major Corporate Member and Partner organizations and selected giving circles of Chatham House. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to [email protected].


Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation

Peter Betts, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House

Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director and Chief Executive, Chatham House

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