Date(s) - 24/07/2021
12:00 - 13:45
On 24 July, Professor Oli Brown, Associate Fellow with the Energy, Environment and Resources Programme at Chatham House will address this question at a video conference run by the United Nations Association Warwick District Branch.
In November the UK will host the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) . COP26 is particularly important because, as part of the Paris Agreement, governments will review their National Determined Contributions (NDCs) this year, with the expectation of greater ambition. The meeting is also a key deadline for mobilizing the estimated $100 billion needed for green finance in developing countries.
Roughly two dozen international organisations, mostly in the United Nations family, foster cooperation and set the global agenda on a range of critical issues, including health, water, energy, the environment, food, migration, security and development. Most of these organisations were created between the end of the Second World War and the 1970s, before the impact of climate change was ever widely understood.
These organisations face a multitude of daily challenges in delivering their mandates. Climate Change brings additional direct risks (floods, droughts, storms), which lead to an increase in indirect risks (hunger, increased mortality, fragile livelihoods) that in turn fuel systematic risks ( political instability, mass migration). These tasks have profound implications for the ability of the international system to operate effectively; they increase demands for service, undermine the effectiveness of programmes, and impact staff safety and security.
Oli Brown is a former Senior Programme Manager at UN Environment (UNEP), Country Programme Manager, UN Department of Political Affairs & UNEP, visiting Practitioner, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University and at the University for Peace among other roles.
Join the meeting by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81960159714?pwd=b093OGxqSStUcXptbWVXaWJBeWRadz09