Maximizing COP26 and the Politics of Climate Negotiation

Date: 

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Three former UK Energy Ministers will discuss what should be on the negotiating table at the UN COP26 Climate conference in November, and what needs to be achieved to stay on track to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Three former UK Energy Ministers will discuss what should be on the negotiating table at the UN COP26 Climate conference in November, and what needs to be achieved to stay on track to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Amber Rudd was UK Energy Secretary who signed the Paris Agreement in 2016, while Claire Perry was COP President Designate and played a critical role in securing COP26 for the UK. Chris Skidmore, currently an M-RCBG senior fellow, signed the UK Net Zero legislation into law- becoming the first G7 country to do so. They will focus the discussion also on the need to embrace other low emission technologies, including nuclear and hydrogen.

Speakers:

​Rt Hon Chris Skidmore, M-RCBG Senior Fellow and UK Member of Parliament; former UK Minister of State for Universities, Research, Innovation and Skills (2018-19, 2019-2020) and Energy Minister (2019)

Rt Hon Amber Rudd, former UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (2015-2016) and UK Home Secretary (2016-2018)

Rt Hon Claire Perry, former UK Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change (2017-2019); former COP26-President Designate (2019-2020) and current Managing Director for Climate and Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

For more information, visit the event page. Register in advance. 

Contact: victoria_groves@hks.harvard.edu