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 - our 18th year of operations - we are pleased to offer to offer a comprehensive programme fully accessible to both our Members and to our established Knowledge Transfer Network of policymakers, regulators and NGOs. New participants from the corporate sector are welcome subject to space.

The WEF 2021 Prospectus may be found as a slide-deck PDF below and provides full information on the schedule ahead, how to participate in the WEF, and detailed agendas that include a quartet of COP26 Directors who are supporting the WEF Climate programme. The WEF Programme is currently divided into two complementary workstreams, of four sessions each:

1. Energy Sector Industrial Assessments and their Decarbonisation Strategies

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

PDF icon WEF Prospectus 2021 v.23 June copy.pdf

COP26 mid-year progress report, & assessment of the current geopolitical drivers for accelerated Climate Action

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 14:00 to 17:30 Webinar
  • COP26 mid-year progress report, & assessment of the current geopolitical drivers for accelerated Climate Action

    Charles Ogilvie, Head of Strategy, COP26 Secretariat. Her Excellency Saida Muna Tasneem, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the UK
  • UK Climate Change Risk Assessments process – Briefing on 2021 Evidence Report

    Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change
  • Climate indicators and warnings: update from global climate models and key areas of relevance for COP26

    Dr Joeri Rogelj, Director of Research, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment
  • Clean Energy Transitions in progress – benchmarking the decarbonisation strategies of international energy producers

    Dr. James Henderson, Director, Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • The implications and uncertainties of climate change for global security and decision-making

    Lt. Gen. Richard Nugee, Non-Exec Director, Climate Change, Ministry of Defence
  • The danger of climate as a threat multiplier – the case for Preventive Action to protect economies and smooth transition risks

    Sherri Goodman, former First Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Env. Security), and Chair - Council on Strategic Risks
  • A Changing Climate - Defence response to climate change and strategic options

    Ruth Harris, Research Group Director, Defense, Security & Infrastructure, RAND Europe
  • National Economic Security – Key Drivers for Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions & Climate Diplomacy in the Context of COP26

    Julie Scott, Head - Energy Diplomacy, Joint Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and BEIS International Energy Unit