London Climate Action Week
London Climate Action Week is a series of digital events from 1-3 July, discussing climate leadership and how to scale up solutions to the climate emergency. This year’s events discuss how to focus climate policy to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is a sample of the online events that will be taking place:
This event on 2 July is hosted by IIED and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), with support from Global Resilience Partnership (GRP). It will bring speakers from social movements and networks working with indigenous people, people living in informal settlements and women working in the informal economy, to reflect on the response of their communities to COVID-19.
Saleemul Huq, ICCCAD (chair)
Sheela Patel, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC) India, and Slum Dwellers International (SDI)
Prema Gopalan, Swayam Shikshan Prayog
Martha Chen, Harvard Kennedy School and Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Together the panellists will examine inequalities in impacts and coping strategies and discuss mechanisms to address inequality and manage future risks and shocks.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital importance of resilience. This event on 3 July will serve as a framing event for resilience at London Climate Action Week. It will articulate the importance of resilience across agendas and showcase leading perspectives on resilience from LCAW 2020, emphasising the need for ambitious public policy commitments on climate adaptation and resilience in the near term, and exploring what action can be taken in the run-up to COP26 with a view to setting up action over the course of this decade.
Opening remarks: Jagan Chapagain, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Alok Sharma, President-designate for COP26, and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK
Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, Minister of Environment, Rwanda
This event will include panel discussions with experts from across policy, grassroots, business, and research. It is hosted by IIED and E3G, in partnership with the Global Commission on Adaptation, Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).