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 v18 Feb.pdf

COP26.2 - Integrating Climate Change Risk Assessments and International Nature-based Solutions

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 09:00 to 13:00 Online Webinar
  • Accelerating transitions to global net zero in energy, nature and transport: the role of COP26

    Simon Sharpe, Deputy Director – Policy Campaigns, COP26 Unit – Cabinet Office
  • SDG7 & Progress on Global Energy Access: what COP26 can do to accelerate a just global energy transition

    Rohit Khanna, Manager of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, World Bank Group
  • The interdependence of business and finance with the natural environment: opportunities for the corporate sector manage and mitigate risk

    Helen Avery, Director, Green Finance Institute
  • Climate Risk & Corporate Accountability: a step change for ESG in 2021 and implications for value

    Michael Lewis, Head of ESG Thematic Research, DWS Group. Chris Dodwell, Head of Policy & Advocacy // Lisa Beauvillain, Head of Sustainability, IMPAX Asset Management
  • Delivering the UK’s domestic Net Zero Strategies: evaluating the key technology deployment pathways and decision points ahead

    Paul Jordan, International & Innovation Director, Energy System Catapult
  • Climate resilience through infrastructure (re)development: implications and limitations for national, city, corporate strategy

    David Symons, UK Director of Sustainability & Future Ready, WSP
  • Nature-based solutions and offsetting in support of Net Zero – issues under regulatory consideration

    Dr. Lydia Burgess-Gamble, Principal Scientist, Environment Agency
  • Challenges for COP26 and beyond – the role of the UK and key international bodies in helping to deliver global carbon targets and energy transitions in the long term

    Tim Stern, Director, International Energy Unit, FCDO-BEIS