Making Sense of Net Zero: What progress have we made since COP26?

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DAY 1 – Wednesday 7th September 2022 

What progress have we made since COP26? 

Major commitments were made at COP26, from ending deforestation by 2030 to helping nations adapt to climate change. Have we seen any notable progress to net zero as a result? The upcoming COP27 will be the first COP to be held in Africa, shifting the spotlight towards the needs of the most climate-vulnerable countries. Will climate leaders in the developing world seize the momentum and take the lead on tackling urgent issues around climate mitigation and adaptation, and securing fairer energy access? How can developed countries support clean transitions in emerging and developing economies?

Join us on day 1 as we assess progress made since last year and explore the potential of COP27 to ensure a climate-resilient future for all. 

This free-to-attend event is a unique opportunity for leaders of business and policy to come together and put their collective expertise behind addressing some of the immediate challenges that will shape the COP27 agenda, as well as accelerating the pace of change brought about by COP26. 

Other events in the Making Sense of Net Zero series:

2022 featured speakers across the series:

  • The Ron Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
  • The Ron Lord Deben, Chairman, UK Climate Change Committee
  • Lord Browne, Chairman of BeyondNetZero and former CEO of BP
  • Louise Heaps, Head of Sustainable Blue Economy, WWF
  • Anders Schelde, Chief Investment Officer, AkademikerPension
  • Pontus Lidbrink, Head of Thematic Strategies and Implementation, Fjärde AP-fonden (AP4)
  • Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Chairman, Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • Julian Leslie, Head of Networks and Chief Engineer, National Grid ESO

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The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade on 15 September 2021. She was appointed as the UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency on 7 November 2020.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan was previously Minister of State (Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change) at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from January 2021 to September 2021.

Previously Anne-Marie was the Secretary of State for International Development from February to September 2020. She was Minister of State for the Armed Forces from 17 December 2019 to 13 February 2020, and Minister for Defence Procurement from 27 July 2019 to 16 December 2019.

Anne-Marie was first elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency at the 2015 general election.

A chartered accountant by trade, Anne-Marie sat on the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee from July 2015 to May 2017 and December 2018 to July 2019. She has previously served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence. As an MP, she has campaigned with colleagues for greater autism awareness and has focused on the Armed Forces Covenant.

Her wider interests involve spending time with her family, making the most of the incredible landscape her vast and varied constituency affords and putting her passion for singing to good use by taking part in Singing for Syrians concerts in Westminster.

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The Rt Hon Lord Deben
Chairman of the UK Committee on Climate Change

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues. Lord Deben is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Valpak Limited, and the Personal Investment Management & Financial Advisers Association. He was the longest serving Secretary of State for the Environment the UK has ever had (1993-97). His sixteen years of top-level ministerial experience also include Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, Minister for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General in HM Treasury. He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense.

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