C2ES Events at COP 26 in Glasgow

Ambition beyond COP26

November 2, 6 p.m. GMT
U.S. Pavilion

This side event will focus on the Paris Agreement’s global stocktake (GST), the success of which depends on attention to urgency, opportunity, and near-term scalable action, including through enhanced NDCs and their effective implementation, as well as wider collective enhanced action. C2ES and EDF will further announce the [soft] launch of our GST project, which in 2022 and 2023 will help shape and support the Paris Agreement’s GST process by ensuring a strong focus on opportunities to scale up climate ambition in line with its long-term goals.

Video of the event at the U.S. Center


Congress’ Role in Enhancing U.S. Climate Leadership and Ambition

November 6, 3 p.m. GMT
U.S. Pavilion

Verena Radulovich, Vice President for Business Engagement, C2ES


Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Video of the event at the U.S. Center


Decarbonizing Energy, Growing Resilience

Presented by C2ES, Edison International and General Electric

November 6, 10 a.m. GMT
1.5 C Pathways Pavilion

Achieving resilience in the energy sector to ensure equitable access to energy while enabling decarbonization means deploying technology and modernizing grids through a public-private process and allocating appropriate financial incentives tailored to local conditions. This event will bring together sectoral experts and industry leaders to discuss how efforts to decarbonize the electricity sector can be achieved to build a more resilient, affordable, and sustainable energy sector. This session will include opening remarks from industry leaders, followed by moderated panel discussions.


  • Verena Radulovic, Vice President for Business Engagement, C2ES (moderator)
  • Nat Keohane, President, C2ES
  • Larry Culp, CEO, General Electric
  • Pedro Pizarro, President and CEO, Edison International
  • Roger Martella, Vice President and CSO, General Electric
  • Drew Murphy, Senior Vice President, Edison International
  • Alice Hill, Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Katelyn Roedner Sutter, Senior Manager, U.S. climate, Environmental Defense Fund

From Pledges to Progress: Decarbonizing Today to Meet Tomorrow’s Ambition

Presented by C2ES and Edison Electric Institute
November 8, Noon GMT
IETA Pavilion

CEOs from the electric power and other sectors will highlight initiatives they are undertaking today to make the critical progress needed to transform their industries, address climate change and help reach net-zero emissions.

Ensuring an effective Global Stocktake: What role for civil society & the climate science community?

Co-organized by ClimateWorks Foundation/iGST, C2ES, and CNRM-Météo-France
November 10, 10 a.m. GMT
EU Pavilion

Panelists will discuss how civil society and climate scientists can contribute to an effective global stocktake (GST), with inputs from the independent Global Stocktake (iGST) on non-party contributions to the GST; from the EU climate researchers on how climate science can support the GST & net zero strategies; and from C2ES introducing their new GST project.