WASHINGTON (October 7, 2021) — World leaders, negotiators, experts and advocates will soon gather in Glasgow at COP26 for what is the most consequential UN climate conference since the Paris Agreement. 

While 120 countries have submitted updated climate commitments, the world remains far off-track to avoiding the worst effects of climate change. The pressure is on for developed countries to urgently ramp up ambition, increase climate finance and accelerate adaptation — and ultimately rebuild confidence that global, collective action can solve humanity's greatest challenges.

Join a press call with WRI experts on October 22 at 09:00 a.m. EST / 15:00 CEST on what to expect at COP26, both within and outside the negotiating halls. 

The call will feature: Ani Dasgupta (WRI President & CEO), Helen Mountford, Wanjira Mathai, Lorena Gonzalez and Ed Davey, who will discuss the issues critical to securing an ambitious and just COP26 outcome. 

Experts will discuss political dynamics, financial issues and details of the negotiations that will shape the outcome. They will share their insights on key questions: how do countries’ climate commitments add up and what more do they need to do to keep 1.5 degrees within reach? Will developed countries meet their overdue commitment of delivering $100 billion per year in climate finance and make new financial pledges to rebuild trust? What will happen in other sectors like nature-based solutions, corporate action and energy to build momentum?

Visit WRI’s COP26 Resource Hub for more of WRI’s latest research, articles and news.

WRI press call on COP26 UN climate summit

Friday, October 22 at 9:00am EST / 15:00 CEST


  • Ani Dasgupta, President & CEO 
  • Helen Mountford, Vice President, Climate and Economics
  • Wanjira Mathai, Vice President and Regional Director, Africa
  • Lorena Gonzalez, Senior Associate, UN Climate Finance
  • Ed Davey, International Engagement Director, Food and Land Use Coalition & Co-Director, WRI U.K.

Moderated by Michael Oko, Global Communications Director

Register here: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GXUIqPAXS4GpzPr1dc5rrA 

To RSVP, contact: Mansie Hough, WRI, mansie.hough@wri.org, Office: +1 202-235-2272 / WhatsApp: +1 727-348-3168