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The alternative COP26: What next for the climate emergency?

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Join our panel discussing the climate crisis amid the decision to postpone COP26, and against the backdrop of the pandemic.

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The 2020 iteration of the annual conference of the parties, which every year for almost three decades has seen world governments meet to forge a global response to the climate emergency, has been delayed to November 2021. But while the coronavirus has forced a postponement of discussions around actions that should be taken to reduce global emissions, the climate crisis continues to escalate to dangerous proportions.

Countries and businesses are still failing to commit to reducing emissions, and this year the US will complete its withdrawal from the landmark 2015 Paris agreement. In what was supposed to be a pivotal year for international climate discussions, the United Nations is calling on youth activists to advise on ideas and solutions for climate recovery.

What will the long lasting impacts of countries’ and businesses’ failures to commit to change be? How can they continue to enact policy reform now that COP26 has been delayed? Our panel, chaired by Guardian environmental journalist Fiona Harvey, and including the Secretary General, UNFCCC Patricia Espinosa, UK Government’s high level climate action champion Nigel Topping, and UN youth climate envoy Nisreen Elsaim, will be in discussion.

This event is part of a series to mark the Guardian's 2020 climate pledge.

Running time: 60 minutes

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