Date: 28 June
Time: 12:00 - 13:30 (BST)
This event will open the LCAW with a climate ’town hall meeting’, holding a frank conversation with leading civil society voices and key net zero initiatives on the need to get net zero right rather than get rid of it.
It is being convened by the UN High Level Climate Champions for COP25 and COP26 who lead the largest global alliance of net zero commitments by non-state actors - rallying companies, cities, regions, financial, educational and healthcare institutions to take rigorous and immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030 and deliver a healthier, fairer zero carbon world in time.
Recognising the urgency of climate action and the increasing scrutiny of climate commitments by non-state actors, this event will reflect on the history of net zero, debate the current credibility challenges with non-state climate action, and explore the future of net zero efforts ahead of COP26 and beyond.
The event will be moderated by environmental correspondent Fiona Harvey, who will be joined by leading climate experts including:
- Prof. Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation
- Farhana Yamin, Lawyer, Author, Activist, Expert Adviser to Climate Vulnerable Forum
- James Dyke, Assistant Director, Global Systems Institute, University of Exeter and co-author of Net zero is a dangerous trap
- Richard Black, Honorary Research Fellow, Imperial College London and co-author of Net zero: despite the greenwash, it's vital for tackling climate change
- Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International
- Professor Tom Hale, Associate Professor in Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and chair of UN Race to Zero independent Expert Peer Review Group
- Tzeporah Berman, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at York University, International Program Director at Stand.Earth, and Chair of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative
- Nigel Topping, UN High Level Climate Champion for UK, COP26
- Gonzalo Munoz, UN High Level Climate Champion for Chile, COP25