International climate risks and adaptation at COP26 and beyond

International climate risks and adaptation at COP26 and beyond
20 October 2021
10:00 - 11:00
Online event

Please join us for an online session to discuss the exposure of the UK to international climate risks as well as the opportunity at COP26 to better integrate adaptation in global efforts to tackle climate change.

The Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk identified extreme weather events in the UK and globally can create cascading risks that spread across sectors and countries, with impacts an order of magnitude higher than impacts that occur within a single sector. Meanwhile, there is an opportunity at COP26 to show leadership on climate adaptation and secure clear commitments for increased adaptation financing and support developing countries with capacity building for implementing national adaptation actions.

During this session we will hear from lead authors of the International Dimensions chapter of The Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Technical Report.

Event details:
• 10:00-11:00, Wednesday 20th October 2021
• The event will be chaired by Lord Deben, Chair of the Climate Change Committee
• The session will include a presentation by Leads Authors of the Technical Report chapter, and Miriam Kennedy from the Climate Change Committee secretariat
• Further panellists to be announced

UK Climate Risk – State of the Nation series
The UK Climate Risk – State of the Nation series delves into the Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk, focusing on: key sectors exposed to priority risks, important players in responding to climate risk, and some of the key challenges raised in the assessment. You can find links to register for the event series at https://www.theccc.org.uk/news-insights/coming-up/

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