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Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Engagement supports ClimateExp0

The Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Engagement is pleased to announce registration for Climate Exp0 is now open.

Online, free and open to all, Climate Exp0 is the first virtual conference to enable global policymakers, academics, practitioners, students and members of the public to collaborate, share and debate climate change policy, ahead of the COP26 negotiations in November.

Running 17-21 May 2021, Climate Exp0 takes place at a critical juncture in the COP26 pre-meetings and negotiations. The programme, available online, features relevant international climate change and policy research across five themes: Green Recovery, Nature-based Solutions, Mitigation Solutions, Adaptation & Resilience, and Finance & Regulation.

Addressing one theme each day, the conference will showcase over 200 international speakers and contributors across a variety of sessions. There will be daily student sessions relating to each key theme – a fantastic opportunity for debate.

Hughes Hall Law Fellow Dr Markus Gehring is providing a video presentation for the event, ‘The Contribution of Trade and Investment Agreements to the Zero-Carbon Transition’, which will shed light on how trade agreements can hinder, help or even accelerate achieving a Paris Agreement Nationally Determined Contribution.  

CCE Law postdoc Dr Emily Webster is also contributing a presentation, ‘From voluntary commitment to mandatory obligation: Climate-related risk disclosures in the UK’, which considers the introduction of mandatory climate-risk disclosures and how, in practice, they may contribute to financial stability; particularly where the impacts of climate change are manifesting, and climate mitigation is insufficient. Both videos will be available on-demand during the course of conference.

Other highlights of interest to the work of the CCE Knowledge Broker team include ‘Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer for Nature-based Solutions’, chaired by Serena Bashal, UK YOUNGO, and ‘Climate Finance and Offsetting: investments in NbS and new financial mechanisms’, with panel including Professor Myles Allen, University of Oxford and Dr Susan Chomba, World Agroforestry (ICRAF); each take place Tuesday 18 May. ‘Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Policy Insights from the Cutting Edge’, organised by the Royal Society for Chemistry for Wednesday 19 May, is also of relevance.

As Secretariat to the international Climate Governance Initiative, the CCE is interested in learning more about ‘Building international partnerships to support and achieve adaptation and resilience’ with panel including Professor Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), and Dr Nicola Ranger, World Bank, on Thursday 20 May.

‘Managing transition risks on the road to net-zero’, moderated by Dr Rachel Freeman, University College London, on Wednesday 19 May will appeal to Chapter Zero, UK non-executive director membership and beyond, as will the opportunity to attend the Disclosure & Risk Management session on Friday 21 May with Dr Matthew Agarwala, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, as panel member.

Please view the programme and register your place via the Climate Exp0 website.

For more information on the Centre for Climate Engagement see here: https://climatehughes.org/ or email climate@hughes.cam.ac.uk.