The Forums At A Glance
In March 2021, CPA UK partnered with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), to host two virtual Commonwealth Parliamentary Forums on Climate Change.
To factor for varying time zones across the Commonwealth, CPA UK delivered a tailored Asia-Pacific Regional Forum in conjunction with a pan-Commonwealth Forum. Cumulatively, the Forums were attended by 270 delegates from 38 countries who heard from over 50 speakers. With the UK hosting the 26th UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26) in November 2021, the Forums aimed to:
Engage a pan-Commonwealth parliamentary audience in discussions on the role of parliamentarians in holding governments to account, setting ambitious climate commitments and complying with international agreements.
Showcase positive climate action stories across the Commonwealth and allow for parliamentarians to share their key learning obstacles.
Provide participating parliamentarians with a unique opportunity to increase their knowledge about effective oversight and scrutiny of climate policies.
Provide panellists and delegates with the opportunity to network internationally, exchange ideas with a wide range of experts in the field and key regional COP26 stakeholders.
Build a community of practice and develop a Commonwealth climate action plan by electing a working group to coordinate efforts and maximise impact in the lead up to the COP26 summit.
To read the full report and watch session videos, please follow the links below:
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