During this virtual discussion, speakers showcased concrete opportunities for policymakers, the public sector and civil society to use climate action to support rapid and inclusive recovery from COVID-19, framed around the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change. They focused on how countries can deliver enhanced national climate commitments and long-term climate strategies in the lead-up to COP26, and measures to strengthen adaptation and resilience to future shocks.
This event was co-hosted by the United Kingdom Mission to the UN and World Resources Institute and organized in conjunction with the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
Rt Hon Lord Zac Goldsmith, Minister for the Environment for the United Kingdom
Md. Shahab Uddin, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bangladesh
Keeyong Chung, Director General for Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Scientific Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
Ambassador Valentine Rugwabiza, Permanent Representative of Rwanda
Ambassador E. Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica
Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Co-Chair of UN-Energy
Helen Mountford, Vice President, Climate & Economics, World Resources Institute (moderator)