About this Event
UNITING THE WORLD TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE: Mobilising climate finance for a just transition to net-zero.
Danish Pre-COP26 event jointly organised by the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities and United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, with keynote speech from Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.
28 October 2021, 15:00-16:15, UN City Copenhagen.
Climate change is the greatest risk facing us all. We are at a critical crossroad for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Achieving an ambitious outcome at COP26 is key to keep the 1.5 temperature target alive. Mobilising financial resources is essential to create the right conditions for a successful transition. In fact, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), annual clean energy investments will need to triple by 2030 if we are to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
14:00 Arrival and coffee. Remember to bring a valid photo ID as you will be going through a security check - like in airports - upon entering UN City.
15:00 Welcome by Grete Faremo, Executive Director, UNOPS
Presentation of UNDP’s Climate Campaign by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner (virtual) and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Presentation by Jan Fuglestvedt, Vice-Chair of IPCC working group I, on the urgency of action
Presentation by Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director: World Energy Outlook 2021 and paths to net-zero
Key-note speech by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen: Our task in Glasgow and how Denmark is pushing the global climate change agenda
Speech by Bo Foged, CEO of ATP: Danish pension funds are taking the lead
Speech by Rajiv J. Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation: The need for enhanced international financing (virtual)
Participation is free and open for all based on a ‘first come first served’ principle but registration is necessary.
The event will be held in English and Danish (with simultaneous translation).
Remember to bring a valid photo ID as you will be going through a security check - like in airports - upon entering UN City.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
FN Byen, 51 Marmorvej, Copenhagen , Denmark