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9:30 am - 7:45 pm

Join us for a day of (virtual) panels, discussions, and exhibition stands bringing together a variety of climate change actors, as we work together to ensure that climate stays top of everyone’s agenda amid a postponed COP26!

About the Event:

With COP26 postponed but the need for immediate climate action stronger than ever, we are bringing together actors from civil society, politics, activism, and academia to determine what climate leadership looks like in 2020 and what strategies, messages, and objectives will propel us forward.

This conference will act as a green networking event – with exchanges across a variety of different thinkers, topics, and backgrounds, in order to provide everyone with resources and connections in the run up to the Bonn Climate Change Conference, COP26, and further climate negotiations.


  • Tilly Metz – Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA
  • Natalie Bennett – Member of the House of Lords for the Green Party of England and Wales
  • Djana Bejko – Director of Shkodra Lake Forum and former Deputy Minister of Environment in Albania
  • Sir Brian Hoskins – Founding Director of Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment
  • Mark Ruskell – Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Scottish Green Party
  • Prof. Maria Madi – University of Campinas, green economics
  • Doug Parr – Greenpeace UK Chief Scientist
  • Jean Lambert, former MEP for the Green Party of England and Wales
  • Alice Hubbard – International Coordinator of the Green Party, European Union Institute policy leader fellow

And many more.


Please find the schedule below. All times are in CEST.

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome: Leadership in the Age of Climate Challenge

9:45 – 10:15 Setting the contemporary climate scene – ft. virtual site visits highlighting climate impacts around the world.

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 Opening Plenary: What does climate leadership look like?

11:30 – 11:45 Break

11:45 – 12:00 Climate Science and Climate Narratives: Keynote by Sir Brian Hoskins

12:00 – 12:15 Climate Science and Climate Narratives: Keynote by Kaya Axelsson

12:15 – 12:45 Breakout sessions and Ice Breaker: discussing climate leadership across different networks

12:45 – 13:15 Climate Science and Climate Narratives: Short presentations

13:15 – 13:20 Break

13:20 – 13:45 Climate Science and Climate Narratives: Panel discussion

13:45 – 14:30 Lunch break, with virtual site visits and exhibition stands

14:30 – 14:50 Master Class in Climate Finance and Science

14:50 – 14:55 Break

14:55 – 15:15 Master Class in Climate Law, Governance, and Treaty Design

15:15 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:15 Climate Change and Health and Social Issues

16:15 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 17:30 Politics and Policymaking: The European Green Deal and EU actors

17:30 – 17:45 Break

17:45 – 18:30 Contemporary challenges across different countries’ political and media realities, campaigning for a Green Recovery and next steps.

18:30 – 18:45 Break

18:45 – 19:45 Contemporary challenges across different countries’ political and media realities, looking towards COP26 Glasgow.


This event will be taking place online via the Zoom videoconferencing platform and is open to all registered participants. For access to full participation features, please download the free desktop version.

Please register for your ticket here.

This event is open to the general public and aims to be accessible to all, so ticket prices are based on a solidarity fee between 0 and 15 EUR.

The conference is a great networking opportunity, so should you be interested in running a virtual exhibition stand during the lunch break from 13:45 – 14:30, then please apply for a slot here. You will be contacted shortly after to confirm details.

This conference is organised with the support of the Green Economics Institute.

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