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The Road to COP26: From Climate Ambition to Climate Action
The COP26 Climate Summit, hosted in the United Kingdom this November, will represent a pivotal moment in the global effort to combat the effects of climate change. As the successor to the watershed COP21 Summit in Paris in 2015, COP26 will be an important benchmark for determining the progress countries around the world have made in announcing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), finalizing their long-term plans for decarbonizing their economies by 2050, and building capacity to help those countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

As the U.S. prepares to host a “Leaders Climate Summit" to mark Earth Day on April 22, this panel will explore what impact the U.S.’s re-entry into the Paris Agreement will have for COP26 outcomes and what the world might expect from the U.S. as the Biden administration prepares to unveil its NDC. More broadly, the panel will also explore the ambitions for this year’s summit, the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on climate efforts and the opportunity it presents to “build back better” in crafting a greener future for the planet.

This event is open to the public, but registration is required to attend. If you require any accommodations due to a disability or medical condition, contact sfsevents@georgetown.edu no later than Friday, April 16.

-- Speakers --

Dr. Joanna Lewis
Director, Science, Technology and International Affairs Program, Georgetown University

Antony Phillipson
British Trade Commissioner for North America

Dr. Andrew Steer
President and CEO, Bezos Earth Fund

David Turk
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Amb. Melanne Verveer
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Apr 20, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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