This high-level side event taking place at COP25 in Madrid, Spain, will focus on the growing international momentum around net-zero targets, and how this can drive more ambitious national climate action in line with the science and decreasing costs of clean technologies. Government representatives and experts will also explore how governance frameworks for delivering net-zero goals, like the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, can be effective tools for driving action. Countries will describe lessons learnt and highlight the political challenges and opportunities that have shaped the process for developing NDCs and long-term strategies.

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  • Claire O’NeillCOP26 President-Designate, UK
  • Gonzalo Munoz, Climate Champion, Chile
  • Andrea MezaDirector of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
  • Aiyaz Sayed-KhaiyumAttorney-General and Minister for Economy, Civil Service and Communications, Fiji
  • David PaulMinister-in-Assistance to the President & Environment Minister, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Joao Matos FernandesMinister of Environment, Portugal
  • James ShawMinister for Climate Change, Minister of Statistics, and Associate Minister of Finance, New Zealand
  • Lord Ian DuncanMinister for Climate Change and for Northern Ireland, UK
  • Richard BaronExecutive Director, 2050 Pathways Platform
  • Lola VallejoClimate Programme Director, IDDRI

Moderator: Andrew SteerPresident and CEO, World Resources Institute