Climate ambition beyond emission numbers: Taking stock of progress by looking inside countries and sectors
Author: Tibor Schaffhauser

We invite you to participate in the event “Climate ambition beyond emission numbers: an inside look from countries and sectors”, organized by IDDRI on September 9th 2pm-4pm CET, where the Green Policy Center has contributed to the description of climate ambition in Hungary!

This event is organized on the occasion of the publication of a collective report coordinated by IDDRI, which includes our organisation as authors. In the report, country and sectoral experts assess the evolution of climate ambition in 26 countries (representing a diversity of size, geography and stage of development), and three hard-to-abate sectors (land-use, transport and industry).

The granular and context-specific analysis of national and sectoral transformations conducted in this report analyses whether there are clear, concrete and credible signs of progress suggesting that the Paris Agreement process can be effective to achieve its collective goals. It highlights where developments have been going in the right direction, where they should be accelerated, and where major tensions remain.

This assessment contributes to the process of collective learning in support of the progressive increase of ambition, by indicating key issues for future conversations as emerging from country and sector perspectives. In this spirit, the 9th September event will include a discussion with a panel of international experts. 


Moderator: Megan Darby, Editor of Climate Home news 

  • 2:00 – 2:05 Welcome by the moderator 
  • 2:05 – 2:15 Introduction by IDDRI
  • 2:15 – 2:45 Country and sectoral speakers
    Rodrigo Palma, Energy Center, University of Chile
    Chukwumerije Okereke, Professor, Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike (AEFUNAI), Nigeria
    Claire Healy, Director, the Washington DC Office of E3G
    Emily Hosek, Knowledge Analysis and Policy Advocacy at SLOCAT (Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport) 
    Amit Garg, Professor, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IMA)
  • 2:45 – 3:00 Keynote on the impact this approach could have to COP26 or the Global Stocktake – Emmanuel Guérin, Executive Director for the International Group at the European Climate Foundation 
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Responding panel:
    Tasneem Essop, CAN International Executive Director 
    Monica Araya, Special Adviser to the High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26 
    Youba Sokona, Special Advisor for Sustainable Development at South Centre 
  • 3:30 – 3:55 Discussion
  • 3:55 – 4:00 Closing

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