The CPA UK Commonwealth Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change – Preparing for Glasgow COP26

15 March 2021 - 24 March 2021

Venue: Virtual

Ahead of the UK hosting the 26th UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26) in November 2021, CPA UK has partnered with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FDCO) to deliver The CPA UK Commonwealth Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change – Preparing for Glasgow COP26. 

Climate security is a pertinent issue for parliaments in the Commonwealth. A high proportion of countries within the Commonwealth are classed as Small Island Developing States or within the Least Developed Countries group. These regions are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, yet often have low ecological footprints.

To factor for varying time zones across the Commonwealth, CPA UK will deliver a short, tailored Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Monday 15 – Tuesday 16 March in conjunction with the Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 March 2021.

These Forums will endeavour to engage a Pan-Commonwealth parliamentary audience in a discussion on the role of parliamentarians in holding governments to account, setting ambitious climate commitments and complying with international agreements. It will provide participants with a unique opportunity to increase their knowledge about effective oversight and scrutiny of climate policies, while also providing a space to network and exchange ideas with a wide range of experts in the field.

During the Pan-Commonwealth Forum, a working group of five parliamentarians and two youth parliamentarians will be elected by the attending delegates. This working group will take forward an action plan to coordinate efforts and maximise impact in the lead up to the COP26 summit. 

For any further information please contact Emma Hansen on hansene@parliament.uk.