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Date and Location

October 7, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Virtual + Screening In R-414ab


Maximizing COP26 and the Politics of Climate Negotiation Photo

​Three former UK Energy Ministers will discuss what should be on the
negotiating table at the UN COP26 Climate conference in November, and
what needs to be achieved to stay on track to meet net zero carbon
emissions by 2050. Amber Rudd was UK Energy Secretary who signed the
Paris Agreement in 2016, while Claire Perry was COP President Designate
and played a critical role in securing COP26 for the UK. Chris Skidmore,
currently an M-RCBG senior fellow, signed the UK Net Zero legislation
into law- becoming the first G7 country to do so. They will focus the
discussion also on the need to embrace other low emission technologies,
including nuclear and hydrogen.

Option to attend screening in the HKS Democracy Lab: Anyone with an HUID
is invited to watch the seminar in-person in the DAVID ELLWOOD
DEMOCRACY LAB (R-414AB). First-come, first-served seating.

Speakers and Presenters

​Rt Hon Chris Skidmore, M-RCBG Senior Fellow and UK Member of Parliament; former UK Minister of State for Universities, Research, Innovation and Skills (2018-19, 2019-2020) and Energy Minister (2019)

Rt Hon Amber Rudd, former UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (2015-2016) and UK Home Secretary (2016-2018)

Rt Hon Claire Perry, former UK Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change (2017-2019); former COP26-President Designate (2019-2020) and current Managing Director for Climate and Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development