EXPECTATIONS AND REFLECTIONS: COP26 Webinar Series
The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was described by the UN Secretary-General as a “red alert for humanity”. It is imperative that the world’s governments respond to that alarm at COP26 and agree to take bold action to mitigate climate change in line with the science. Hopes that the conference will deliver are high, but what do people really expect the outcomes to be?
These webinars bookended COP26. The first session was on 1 November and explored what a diverse group of stakeholders were expecting from the conference. The second session, on 15 November captured the reactions of those same stakeholders to outcomes the conference delivered.
Overview of the sessions
The results of COP26 will impact everyone and interest in this conference is very high. The objective of these sessions is to expose our audience to a range of perspectives on this pivotal moment for humanity. The sessions will take the form of an informal moderated conversation. Guide questions will be provided, but the moderator may also take questions from the audience.
Dr Alex Hope,
Head of Department: Leadership & HRM, Faculty of Business & Law, Associate Professor of Business Ethics,
Newcastle Business School Northumbria University,
Co-Chair UN PRME Climate & Environment working group
Dr Rachel Welton,
Assistant Head of Undergraduate
Nottingham Business School,
Nottingham Trent University
UK and Ireland PRME Steering Committee
Head of Social Strategy & Impact,
Acting Chief Executive,
West Berkshire Council
Webinar 1: Expectations for COP26 (1 November)
Panellists will be asked to share both their hopes and expectations for COP26. They may speak from their own perspective as well as on behalf of the organisations and the constituencies that they represent.
- Participants will have a better understanding of what is riding on COP26 and the implications of various outcomes for themselves and other stakeholders;
- Participants will be informed about opportunities to engage around COP26 and perhaps even influence the outcomes.
"Expectations for COP26" - Nov 1st 13:00 - 14:00
Webinar 2: Reflections on COP26 (15 November)
Panellists will be asked to share their reflections on COP26. Did it meet or exceed expectations or disappoint? What next? They may speak from their own perspective as well as on behalf of the organisations and the constituencies that they represent.
- Participants will have a better understanding of how different stakeholders expect to be impacted by the COP outcomes;
- Participants will be informed about how they can continue to engage in climate action, either to implement an ambitious agreement or mobilise to demand greater ambition.
"Reflections on COP26" - Nov 15th, 13:00 - 14:00