- Bim Afolami Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy
- Bernice Lee, Hoffman Distinguished Fellow for Sustainability and Research Director, Futures, Chatham House
- Lord Adair Turner, Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and Chair, the Energy Transitions Commission
- Chris Stark, Chief Executive, The Climate Change Committee
- Sepi Golzari-Munro, Deputy Director at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit [chair].
Last year’s crucial COP26 summit resulted in the birth of the Glasgow Climate Pact: an agreement calling for nations without Paris-aligned emissions reduction targets to return with net zero pledges and stronger targets before COP27 takes place in November in Egypt this year.
The baton, however, is not handed over to Egypt yet as the UK officially holds its presidency until the COP27 summit begins in November. Ten months lie between now and then in which the Glasgow Climate Pact will be put to test. The expert panel will discuss:
- The role and priorities of COP26 President Alok Sharma and his team in government over the following 10 months.
- The UK COP26 Presidency’s role in influencing nations to accelerate climate action, committing to stronger short-term targets.
- Support for developing nations – namely adaptation, mitigation and loss and damage – and the COP26 Presidency’s role in working with nations to secure and see through commitments.
- The COP26 Presidency’s role in driving and delivering sector deals agreed at COP26 and the impact of market signals sent by those deals and by more countries signing up.
- The role of the UK government’s own net zero strategy in maintaining credibility in its claim to be a ‘leader’.