Climate Neutrality Forum kicked-off with a Round Table Multi-Hub In-Person Discussion on 8 – 9 September 2021. The event was co-hosted by Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (Berlin), the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (Milan) and Oxford Net Zero at the University of Oxford (Oxford).
The Forum brought together leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners working on achieving climate neutrality. The objective was to identify a suite of high-impact policy recommendations for accelerating the pathway to climate neutrality. These were presented ahead of the COP26 meeting with the aim of raising ambition. The meeting took place simultaneously at three hubs – Berlin, Milan and Oxford – linked together to create a blended event that is both in-person and virtual in nature.
The Forum explored the current scientific and policy context in a series of thematic discussions focused on 4 key challenges: Just Transition and Climate Justice, Immediate Emissions Reduction and Addressing the last 20%, Greenhouse Removal and Nature, Climate Finance and Policy.
Through roundtable discussions the challenges and opportunities in achievement of climate neutrality in Europe and globally in the context of the goals of the Paris Agreement were explored as well as the statements of policy ambition to 2030 and 2050 and the implications of latest findings provided by the IPCC Working Group I report.
These challenges will be further explored in a series of 7 thematic webinars over the following 7 weeks with the outcomes being presented to the UNFCCC COP26 meeting.
More information you can find in the article ‘Flight-Free Climate Conference Warns: ‘We Are Not Acting Like This Is An Emergency’ by David Vetter published on Forbes here