As climate disasters like floods, wildfires and heatwaves increase in intensity and frequency around the world, the most vulnerable countries are being hit the hardest and yet are taking the lead on climate ambition even though they have the least resources to protect their citizens’ lives and livelihoods. At the same time, the failure of advanced economies and major emitters to fulfil their commitments to deliver financial support and curb emissions has eroded trust and solidarity among nations. Success at the COP26 climate summit this November hinges on restoring this trust and uniting the world to fight the climate crisis by reaching consensus on a balanced, just, equitable and ambitious outcome.
Join Allied for Climate Transformation (ACT2025) for a webinar on September 23, where speakers from around the world will lay out what COP26 must achieve to meet the needs of developing and climate-vulnerable countries. During the event, ACT2025 partners will unveil an Alliance Statement that offers a united vision for success at COP26 – such as ambitious emissions cuts, climate finance, adaptation, loss & damage, and rules & architecture – and offers clarity on how these outcomes can be achieved.


High-Level Panel

  • Abul Kalam Azad, Special Envoy of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Presidency of Bangladesh
  • H.E. Diann Black-Layne, Ambassador for Climate Change for Antigua & Barbuda and Chair of AOSIS
  • Ineza Grace, Co-Director, Loss and Damage Youth Coalition
  • Youba Sokona, Vice-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Ani Dasgupta, President & CEO, WRI (moderator)

ACT2025 Partner Panel

  • Mohamed Adow, Director, PowerShift Africa
  • Mark Bynoe, Senior Environment and Resource Economist, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
  • Saleemul Huq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development
  • Tony La Viña, Executive Director, Manila Observatory
  • Chukwumerije Okereke, Director, Center for Climate Change and Development at AEFUNAI
  • Maria Laura Rojas Vallejo, Executive Director, Transforma
  • Yamide Dagnet, Director Climate Negotiations, WRI (moderator)

Q&A with Audience