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After COP26, What Next?

COP26 is the most important climate talk this year, and the most important climate conference since the Paris Agreement in 2015. But what happens after the negotiations have closed in Glasgow in November? 

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About the talk

In this panel discussion, bringing to a close our Climate Talks series, which began in January 2021, a panel of climate scientists, policymakers and activists will come together to review the successes and shortcomings of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).  

The panel will give a breakdown of what was agreed and committed to at the conference to ensure that the world reduces its carbon emissions by half by the end of the decade and to reach Net Zero by 2050 and will assess the challenges to nations committing to those commitments. 

Speakers include: 

  • Dr Radhika Khosla: Research Director of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development and Associate Professor at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford. 
  • Wanjuhi NjorogeClimate activist, forest restoration advocate, entrepreneur and founder of People, Planet Africa.
  • Dr Myrna Cunningham Kain: Chair of the Fund for Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and Caribbean.
  • Alison Campbell: Deputy Lead Negotiator, COP26.

  • Professor Jim Skea CBE: Chair in Sustainable Energy, Imperial College Centre for Environmental Policy, Co-chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

  • Qasa Alom (Chair): Investigative Journalist who has presented numerous documentaries and programmes for TV and radio across various BBC outlets, including BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live.