Building leadership and momentum around climate action in the lead up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties – November 2020 (COP26)
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:00 to 13:00
2020 is a pivotal moment in the race to tackle climate change. We are running out of time to make the global and local economic changes that will avert the worst physical climate impacts, impacts that will be catastrophic for South Africa. Given slow progress at COP25 in Madrid, the leadership, plans and activities of the British Government as the COP26 host, will be critical. It is important for us as National Business Initiative (NBI) members to understand their processes and seek to provide South African and developing country perspectives.
The United Kingdom Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, Nick Bridge and Chief Executive Officer of the National Business Initiative, Joanne Yawitch therefore have the pleasure of inviting you to attend a discussion on building climate ambition and private sector leadership in the lead up to COP26. This will give you both the opportunity to understand the United Kingdom thinking and an opportunity to share your perspectives on change. COP26 is to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2020.
The session will include a presentation from the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, covering climate risks, climate imperatives and the UK approach to COP 26, a presentation and reflections on South Africa’s climate transition, discussions and a light lunch.