Net-zero pathways: Moving from aspirations to action

About the event

Recognizing the urgency for climate action, many countries are submitting enhanced 2030 NDCs to the UNFCCC ahead of COP26 in Glasgow. In support of the long-term goal, 121 countries have now pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 or around then, and many of these are stepping up their 2030 plans to align with this target.  Yet, for this to happen, deep and unprecedented transformations are needed in each one of the key systems that enable life on earth as we know it. 

How can countries reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050? How do we move from global- to local-level net-zero targets, and what are the challenges and opportunities that this process comes along with?  This event will explore these questions and present examples of ongoing experiences with science and policy experts and high-level country representatives.

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Francoise Clottes - Director of Policy, GEF (Moderator)

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez
- CEO and Chairperson, GEF
Prof. Piers Forster - IPCC Convening Lead Author and Director, Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds
Andy Karsner - Former Assistant Energy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (TBC)
H.E. Simon Stiell - Min. Climate Resilience and Environment, Grenada
H.E. Andrea Meza - Min. Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

H.E. Carlos Correa - Min. Environment, Colombia (TBC)
Damilola Ogunbigy - CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN Energy

How to attend

This event will take place on Tuesday,
November 2, 18:15 - 19:45 GMT.

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