Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement over five years ago, there has been growing demand for rapid and ambitious implementation of climate mitigation, adaptation, and finance strategies.
Although the UK and Japan have both announced that they will aim to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, it is widely recognized that there is a huge need for international action and collaboration to limit the global temperature rise in line with the Paris Agreement.
Looking ahead to COP26, speakers outline the latest efforts of the UK and Japan in tackling climate change.
- How might the UK and Japan aim to reach their net-zero and ambitious 2030 targets?
- How can the UK drive the global transformation needed though its COP presidency role?
- Is there scope for the UK and Japan to promote change through bilateral and multilateral cooperation?
This event is held in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in the UK and Japan House London.
Junichiro Otaka, Director, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Peter Betts, Strategic Advisor to the Cabinet Office on COP26; Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Ana Yang, Acting Executive Director, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy, Chatham House