Leading to COP26

When: 11 November 2020 - This event has taken place. WATCH IT ON DEMAND BELOW.

Where: Online

A Danish-British dialogue on cutting carbon, green recovery and partnerships

COP26 in Glasgow 2021 will be the COP where the world’s nation will take a stock-take of the Paris Agreement goals and path towards 2030 goals. The level of ambition and commitments will be in the center of the dialogue of the international climate negotiations. Where do we stand 6 years after the 2015 Paris Agreement and what can be done to reach the global goals of keeping a global temperature rise below 1.5-2 degrees Celsius. An important step towards COP26 is the discussions of green economic recovery and reducing emissions simultaneously.

Denmark has set an ambitious target to reduce green house gas emissions with 70% by 2030 (compared to 1990). The path towards the both global and national climate goals require partnerships across sectors and industries. The Danish government has initiated 13 climate partnerships with the Danish private sector to identify solutions and recommendations towards the 70% reductions.

At this high-level event Denmark and UK will discuss how we can keep the momentum towards COP26 and keep ambitions high in reducing both global and national emissions. Stakeholder from public, private, academic and citizens will give their take on how to take steps towards COP26 and 2030.


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Moderator: Finn Mortensen, Executive Director, State of Green

3.00 PM CET Welcome and introduction

3.05 PM CET Opening remarks – The path towards COP26 and keeping ambitions high
By Nick Bridge, United Kingdom Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change

3.15 PM CET How Denmark aims to take the lead and push global climate ambitions?
By Dan Jørgensen, Danish Minister of Climate , Energy and Utilities

3.25 PM CET Private sector’s role in a global green transition

Fireside chat between Thomas Bustrup, COO, Confederation of Danish Industry and Tom Thackray, Director of Infrastructure, Confederation of British Industry

3.45 PM CET Cities and companies raising ambitions in the Paris Agreement

Fireside chat between Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor London, Fleming Voetmann, Vice President, FLSmidth and Kjell Stroem, Regional President, Danfoss

4.10 PM CET Closing remarks


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Minister Dan Jørgensen

Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities

Nick Bridge

Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, United Kingdom

Thomas Bustrup

COO, Confederation of Danish Industry

Tom Thackray

Director of Infrastructure, Confederation of British Industry

Deputy Mayor Shirley Rodrigues

Deputy Mayor London

Fleming Voetmann

Vice President of Communications, Marketing and Sustainability, FLSmidth

Kjell Stroem

Regional President, Northern Europe, Danfoss

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