COP26 diplomatic briefing: the G7, the G20 and the leaders summit on climate

Research event Invitation only
14 April 2021 — 2:00PM TO 3:30PM

The UK and Italy are hosting COP26 this year but they are also presiding over the G20 and the G7 in 2021 providing a unique opportunity to create synergies between the forums and to leverage the G20 and G7 to increase the chances of an ambitious outcome at the COP in Glasgow.

Meanwhile, the US is back in the Paris Agreement and on the 22 and 23 of April, US President, Joe Biden, will host a Leaders Summit, where a key aim is to galvanize efforts by the major economies to address the climate emergency.

The 12th event in the Chatham House COP26 Diplomatic Briefing Series focuses on the role of the G7, the G20 and Biden’s Leaders Summit in accelerating climate action in the run-up to COP26.

This event is part of the Chatham House COP26 Diplomatic Briefing Series and is open to any diplomat or government official. If you wish to attend the meeting, but have not received an invitation, please e-mail Anna Aberg at [email protected]


Claire Healy, Director of the Washington DC Office, E3G

Dr Joanna Lewis, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor and Director, Science, Technology and International Affairs Program, Georgetown University

Nicola Bazzani, Deputy Head (Energy & Environment), Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Philipp Aepler, Head of Policy (G7 Presidency, International Climate and Energy Policy), Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, UK Government

Chair: Bernice Lee, Research Director, Futures; Founding Director, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy, Chatham House

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