WASHINGTON (October 18, 2021)—As climate disasters increase in intensity and frequency around the world, the most vulnerable countries are being hit the hardest and yet they are taking the lead on climate ambition. At the same time, the failure of advanced economies and major emitters to fulfill 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.

On Monday, October 25 at 10 am ET / 16.00 CEST, join a press call featuring representatives from developing countries to outline what COP26 must achieve to meet the needs of those hit hardest by climate change. The call will feature the Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025) partners from vulnerable nations such as Bangladesh, the Caribbean, Colombia, Nigeria, Kenya and the Philippines. Experts will explore geopolitics ahead of COP26, the major fault lines to watch for and the critical areas where progress is needed such as emissions cuts by 2030, finance pledges, greater emphasis on resilience, addressing loss and damages, and the rules that underpin the Paris Agreement.

The press call will be hosted by WRI and ACT2025 – a consortium formed to ensure that voices from vulnerable countries (especially in the Global South) are heard, empowered, mobilized and adequately supported in international climate negotiations. 

Press call featuring ACT2025 experts on their expectations at the COP26 Climate Summit

Monday, October 25 at 10:00 am ET / 16:00 CEST 


  • Mark Bynoe, Assistant Executive Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
  • Mizan R. Khan, Deputy Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development
  • Tony La Viña, Executive Director, Manila Observatory
  • Maria Laura Rojas Vallejo, Executive Director, Transforma
  • Yamide Dagnet, Director of Climate Negotiations, WRI (moderator)

Register here: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wbOd05RGSwOTwtRrO1TvHg 

To RSVP, contact Deirdre Cogan at Deirdre.cogan@wri.org