The COP26 summit, taking place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, will bring together world leaders to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Here, nations are expected to raise collective ambition on emissions reductions, to deliver more finance for countries disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change and to agree on the processes, guidelines and tools needed to keep global warming to 1.5°C.
Chatham House experts examine the agenda ahead of COP26 and discuss how to achieve a positive outcome:
What are the prospects for COP26 to make concrete progress on decelerating global warming and adapting to the impacts of climate change?
Is keeping global warming to 1.5°C in the next decade achievable?
What are the risks associated with more extreme levels of warming?
To what extent can the summit put pressure on highly emitting countries to reduce their carbon output and what needs to happen to keep momentum alive post-COP?
This event is part of Chatham House’s ongoing work on Realizing Sustainability.
As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.