AIVC Event – Covid-19 and COP26: what next for climate Change

This is a public event we have been invited to advertise widely that is open to any club member plus any of their friends family or colleagues. Something to focus on rather than the tricks your cat is using to get attention …

The Green Alliance is pleased to invite you to an online event exploring the impacts of Covid-19 for action on climate change, both in the UK and globally. This event follows on from our #CountdowntoCOP conference with the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP and First Minster Nicola Sturgeon MSP in February of this year. It is the first in a series of online events we will be hosting over the coming months discussing the impact of the current health crisis on the environmental agenda.

The exact social, political and economic effects of the current global public health crisis are still unknown but they will be profound and far reaching. The pandemic is already reshaping the context for climate action: from the delays to the UN climate talks to the collapse in the price of oil, the temporary shutdown of major high carbon industries and mass behaviour changes.

In this hour long event with three distinguished and experienced speakers from the world of climate politics, we will explore what this moment means for climate action in 2020. We will focus on the fall out from the decision to delay the United Nation’s climate talks, the growing calls for the recovery from the pandemic to be climate-friendly, and the economic and political uncertainties in the UK and across the world.

Libby Peake, head of resources, Green Alliance

Chris Stark, chief executive, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC)
Camilla Born, deputy strategy director, COP26 unit, Cabinet Office
Dr Thomas Hale, associate professor of global public policy, University of Oxford

Please register at this link:

The event will include a Q and A session with the panellists.


April 21


10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Manchester IVC