WEF 2021 Programme through to COP26 and beyond

Minister offers his reflections on the Energy White Paper and the build-up to COP26 in interview to signal the launch of the WEF’s ambitious 2021 workstream.

In a new interview with the WEF the Energy Minister looks forward to “a year of delivery” in 2021, following the publication of the Energy White Paper. The Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, UK Minister of State for Business, Energy & Clean Growth, was interviewed by Chris Lambert, Director of the WEF to explain some of the Ministerial thinking behind the White Paper and provide further background on the Government’s strategy for reaching net zero by 2050.

The WEF's 2021 Programme through to the COP26 Summit in November 2021 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 an enhanced and comprehensive programme in the run up to COP26 that is 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.

The WEF Prospectus below provides full information on the schedule ahead, how to participate in the WEF, and detailed agendas of our two workstreams that include a quartet of COP26 Directors who are supporting the WEF Climate programme.

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COP26.1 Dynamic Contexts of the Climate Challenge: Implications for UK and International Action

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 14:00 to 17:15 Webinar
  • Emerging issues in climate modelling and decadal forecasts for decision-makers

    Prof. Adam Scaife, Head of Seasonal to Decadal Forecasting, Hadley Centre, MetOffice
  • Review of UK domestic progress in 2020: national priority outcomes for 2021

    Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change
  • Climate-related Financial Disclosure: a tipping-point in 2021 for evaluating enterprise risk

    Theresa Löber, Head of Climate Hub, Bank of England; Amanda Latham, Policy and Strategy Lead, Barnett Waddingham; Harry Gaskell, Purpose & Sustainability Leader, EY
  • Ground Zero for Net Zero: reviewing Scotland’s energy and climate strategy in the run up to COP26

    Kersti Berge, Head - Energy & Climate Change Directorate, Scottish Government
  • International Trade Opportunities for the UK in support of the Global Clean Energy Transition

    Rodney Berkeley, Director for Energy and Infrastructure, Department for International Trade
  • The challenge of delivering climate justice and societal fairness across global boundaries and generations

    President Mary Robinson, Chair, The Elders
  • COP26: what a ‘good’ COP outcome might look like, and the aspirations for NDCs

    Archie Young, Lead Negotiator, COP26