Taking Stock of COP26
In 2015, delegates from 196 nations entered into the legally binding treaty on climate change known as the Paris Agreement, which set a goal of limiting global warming to “well below 2 and preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.” Yet in August of this year, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new Assessment Report, which starkly illustrated the world’s collective failure to take meaningful action. UN Secretary General António Guterres called the report “code red for humanity.”
Against this backdrop, delegates from across the globe are again convening, this time in Glasgow from October 31 through November 12, for the international climate summit known as COP26. Six years on from the Paris Agreement, is there finally enough urgency to turn promises into action?
The Monday immediately following this historic summit, join Climate One as we and our expert guests analyze what—if anything—will have come out of the Glasgow summit.
This program is generously sponsored by the Erol Foundation.
The Commonwealth Club of California
Director of Climate Negotiations, World Resources Institute
Chair in China Energy Policy, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Founder and Host, Climate One