Countdown to COP29: Raising Global Ambition on the Road to Baku

Countdown to COP29: Raising Global Ambition on the Road to Baku 

Co-hosted by the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment and the Delegation of the European Union to the UK

Following the commitments made at COP28 last December, governments worldwide now have a vital role to play in ensuring the next round of national climate plans significantly scale up action to deliver on the Paris agreement and that no one is left behind in the transition to a decarbonised, resilient future. 

Taking place midway between COP28 and COP29, this event will bring together climate negotiators, policy experts, and scientists to discuss what steps are needed to ensure that countries deliver an ambitious set of national plans and what key issues need to be addressed at COP29 in Baku to unlock meaningful action to limit global temperature rise and to address the impacts of a changing climate. 

 The event will feature expert speakers including, 

  • H.E. Pedro Serrano, Ambassador of the European Union to the United Kingdom 
  • H.E. Ms Francella Strickland, Head of Mission & Ambassador of the Independent State of Samoa to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union
  • H.E. Macenje Mazoka, High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia  
  • Jacob Werksman, Lead Climate Negotiator for the European Union, European Commission
  • Yalchin Rafiyev, Lead Negotiator for COP29 and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Prof Sir Brian Hoskins, Chair of the Grantham Institute
  • Emma Woods, Director of Policy, Natural History Museum 
  • Dr Vivien Foster, Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London
  • Brendan Devlin, Advisor, Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission
  • Rebecca Kershaw, Business Engagement Lead, Climate Champions Team 
  • Harry Boyd-Carpenter, Managing Director, Climate Strategy and Delivery, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
  • Dr Caterina Brandmayr, Director of Policy and Translation, Grantham Institute at Imperial College London 
  • Dr Emilie Beauchamp, Lead, MEL for Adaptation to Climate Change, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Prof Sir David Nabarro, Co-Director and Chair of Global Health at Imperial’s Institute of Global Health Innovation
  • Dr Sally Uren, CEO, Forum for the Future  
  • Laurie Goering, Extreme Heat Editor, Climate Resilience for All  
  • Fatou Jeng, Youth Climate Advisor  to the UN Secretary General  
  • Camilla Born, Advisor to COP26 President and COP28 Presidency
  • Alex Scott, Independent Climate Diplomacy Strategist 

The panel debate will be followed by a networking reception, providing an opportunity for further discussions on climate action. 

This invite-only event is hosted by the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment and the Delegation of the European Union to the UK.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact the email organisers with your full name, title and affiliation, and, if there is availability, we will send you a registration link. 

London Climate Action Week 2024

This event is part of London Climate Action Week 2024. #LCAW2024