The FSR attends COP26 – LIVE UPDATES

FSR Energy and Climate attend COP26 joining forces with other members of academia, civil society and private companies on the frontline of climate action.

This year, a large delegation of FSR researchers and professors is attending COP26 in Glasglow joining forces with other members of academia, civil society and private companies on the frontline of climate action.

Down below in the page, find the list of panels in which the Florence School of Regulation will take part. Find all COP26 side-events and register here.

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What is COP26?

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference is taking place in Glasgow, United Kingdom, between 31 October and 12 November 2021, under the presidency of Alok Sharma.

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The themes and goals of the conference will include the securing of global net-zero objectives by mid-century, protection of communities and natural habitats, mobilising of finance and the joint efforts to be undertaken together to tackle the climate crisis.

 

The FSR at COP26 side events

All the events in which FSR researchers will be involved:

1. Climate Neutrality and Biodiversity: renewables assets, reporting standards and sustainable finance

3 NOV 2021 | 5 – 6 PM (CET)

Location: EU Pavilion, Hybrid

FSR speakers: Simone Borghesi, Director of FSR Climate

Organizers:

  • European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists;
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI);
  • NextEnergy Capital Group;
  • School of Economics and ReSEES Laboratory;
  • Athens University of Economics and Business and ATHENA Information Technology Research Center;
  • FSR Climate, European University Institute;
  • University College London

 

2. Carbon markets and net-zero: trends and prospects in the domestic, international and voluntary markets

4 NOV 2021 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (CET)

Location: EU Pavilion, Hybrid

FSR speakers: Simone Borghesi, Director of FSR Climate and Stefano Verde, Deputy Director and Research Fellow, FSR Climate.

Organizers:

  • International Carbon Action Partnership;
  • Environmental Defense Fund;
  • FSR Climate, European University Institute;
  • Oeko-Institut;
  • World Wildlife Fund;
  • CAKE-KOBIZE;
  • International Emissions Trading Association.

 

3. Driving Climate Action with Data – the Role of the International Methane Emissions Observatory

5 NOV 2021 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM (CET)

Location: EU Pavilion, Hybrid

FSR speaker: panel moderated by Andris Piebalgs, part-time professor at Florence School of Regulation, Chair of the IMEO Implementation Committee.

 

4. Delivering on the Global Methane Pledge: What role for the EU-Eastern Partnership cooperation?

5 NOV 2021 | 5 – 6 PM (CET)

Location: Online

FSR speaker: Andris Piebalgs, part-time professor at Florence School of Regulation, Chair of the IMEO Implementation Committee.

Organizers:

  • Online Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU;
  • Ministry of Energy of Ukraine; European Commission – DG Energy; Florence School of Regulation

 

Register to the panels here and follow the conference from anywhere in the world with LIVE updates from the FSR faculty:

 

1 month ago
8:00 pm

International Methane Emissions Observatory

On Friday, EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson noted that the topic of methane emissions has been acquiring political gravitas.

The Commissioner also thanked FSR Andris Piebalgs
for leading the discussions on #methane and FSR Energy for its continued collaboration with the EU Commission.

In the picture below, EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson and FSR Part-time professor Andris Piebalgs talk about the International Methane Emissions Observatory.

1 month ago
12:00 am

Joana Freitas interviews Samantha Smith | Just Transition Centre

 

On Friday, Joana Freitas (our Net Zero podcast host), interviewed Samantha Smith, Director of the Just Transition Centre.

They discussed the newly launched Just Transition Declaration and how it will support the workers, communities, and regions that are particularly vulnerable as they remain reliant on carbon-intensive industries and production.

Watch the full interview:

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