Ambition: COP26 and Beyond

COP26 is a key political moment to advance climate action. The long-awaited conference is an opportunity for countries to deliver timely commitments that take us further toward achieving the Paris Agreement’s goals of limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C, adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change, and making financial flows consistent with both.

But given the stark messages of the recent IPCC report, we already know that we will still be far off track by the end of COP26. So what happens after COP26?

Join us online to hear perspectives from key thought leaders on where the world currently stands on climate ambition, what needs to be delivered at COP26, and what has to happen afterward to get on track to achieving the Paris Agreement’s long-term goals, including through the global stocktake process.

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Opening Remarks

Nathaniel Keohane
President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions


Todd Stern
Former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change 
Rachel Kyte
Dean, The Fletcher School at Tufts University
Cassie Flynn
Strategic Advisor on Climate Change, United Nations Development Programme
Gonzalo Muñoz
High-Level Climate Champion for COP25
Bryony Worthington
Co-Director, Quadrature Climate Foundation
Richard Kinley
President, Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability 
Lavanya Rajamani
Professor of International Environmental Law, University of Oxford  

Additional Remarks

Kelley Kizzier
Vice President for Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund 


Kaveh Guilanpour
Vice President for International Strategies, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions