WEF 2021 Programme through to COP26 and beyond

The WEF's 2021 Programme through to the COP26 Summit and beyond provides a comprehensive briefing series for senior stakeholders in the energy, climate and sustainability domains which considers both the emerging issues affecting the UK’s long term Net Zero strategy and the international contexts shaping them. For the 2021 Season we offer a comprehensive programme fully accessible to both our Members and to our established Knowledge Transfer Network of policymakers, regulators and NGOs. The WEF Programme is currently divided into two complementary workstreams:

       1. Energy Sector Industrial Assessments and their Decarbonisation Strategies

       2. Climate Risks, Corporate Strategy and the Requirements for Net Zero Delivery

A WEF Membership Prospectus for the 2021-22 political year is available upon request.

The Science behind COP26: Risks, Trends and Benchmarks

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 14:00 to 17:00 Webinar
  • The science basis underpinning the ambition for COP26: key markers and messages

    Dr Helen Adams, Director of Science Engagement, COP26
  • Sources of uncertainty in global warming projections, and work underway to reduce uncertainty

    Dr. Paolo Ceppi, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  • Trends in the Health Impacts of Climate Change, and Resilient, Adaptation Strategies

    Elena Villalobos Prats, Technical Office of Climate Change and Health, World Health Organisation
  • Restoring ecosystems to help manage climate risks: key imperatives

    Tim Christophersen, Head, Nature for Climate Branch, UN Environment Programme
  • Global energy transitions at the heart of resilience and socioeconomic development

    Alan Thomson, Global Leader, Energy Systems, ARUP
  • Sustainable Investability: the development and dominance of key ESG criteria

    Lisa Beauvillain, Managing Director & Head of ESG, Impax Asset Management
  • Corporate leadership opportunities, goals and roles as part of the COP26 legacy

    Eliot Whittington, Director of Centre for Policy and Industrial Transformation and Corporate Leaders Groups, Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership