COVID-19 has pushed several summits scheduled for 2020, including COP26 in Glasgow, into 2021, creating a unique convergence of environment and economic summits this year.
Meanwhile, many governments are planning to revive economies devastated by the global pandemic. These factors have produced a ‘super year’ of global activity, offering a unique opportunity to integrate good environmental policy with extensive global fiscal stimulus.
Against this backdrop, Chatham House researchers outline the state of play this ‘super year’ and discuss the policy priorities for 2021 and beyond.
- What are the main takeaways from the meetings that have taken place so far, including China’s National People’s Congress and the US led Leaders’ Climate Summit?
- What does success look like at Glasgow in November 2021?
- Where is Chatham House focusing its climate policy efforts?
- And what is the role of think-tanks in supporting successful outcomes this ‘super year’?
This event is hosted by Chatham House as part of London Climate Action Week 2021.
Anna Åberg, Research Analyst, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House
Sam Geall, Executive Director, China Dialogues; Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House,
Farhana Yamin, Climate Lawyer; Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Antony Froggatt, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme