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From UNGA to COP26 & Beyond: The Future of Climate Governance

23 Sep 2021
16:00-17:30 CEST → Find your local time

Global Governance Innovation Network

The UN Secretary-General has urged all nations to declare a state of climate emergency and called the recent Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) a “Code Red for Humanity.”

Paradoxically, even though solutions exist to mitigate the most devastating effects of the climate crisis – including global governance solutions – they are not being implemented at a pace and scale commensurate with the magnitude and the urgency of the challenge.

This virtual side event during the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York and ahead of the 26th Conference of State Parties on the climate negotiations (COP26) in November in Glasgow is organized by the Global Governance Innovation Network and twenty co-sponsors, among them the We The Peoples Campaign. The event will discuss these questions:

What new approaches and governance innovations might the international community wish to consider, as a matter of priority for climate action? And what strategies can be considered to ensure that these innovations are implemented?

Panelists include:

  • Maja Groff, Convenor, Climate Governance Commission
  • Richard Ponzio, Senior Fellow and Director, Global Governance, Justice and Security Program at the Stimson Center, and Member of the Climate Governance Commission
  • Jimena Leiva Roesch, Senior Fellow and Head of Peace and Sustainable Development at the International Peace Institute, and Member of the Climate Governance Commission
  • Arunabha Ghosh, CEO at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, Member of the Climate Governance Commission
  • Dhabia Al-Mohannadi, Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Katharine Rietig, Associate Professor in International Politics at Newcastle University, and Member of the Climate Governance Network
  • Michael Collins, Executive Director for the Americas at the Institute for Economics and Peace
  • Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research, Global Challenges Foundation and Member of the Climate Governance Commission
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