Online: 26 June - 4 July 21

London Climate Action Week is an annual event bringing together climate professionals and communities across London and beyond to find practical solutions to climate change. It is the largest independent climate change event in Europe and uses London’s global perspective to spark climate action around the world. This year, the event runs between 26 June and 4 July and focuses on four key themes, three of which are directly aligned with Practical Action’s strategic aims:

Theme 1: Green, fair and resilient recovery

World leaders have committed to a green Covid-19 recovery that benefits everyone. London Climate Action Week’s events will examine what needs to happen between now and the UN COP26 climate conference in November to ensure a truly green, resilient and inclusive recovery.

Theme 2: Road to COP26 (UN Climate Change Conference)

As we get closer to the UN climate talks in Glasgow, these events in London will explore what the expectations are for this year’s summit and what needs to get done to ensure climate safety for all.

Theme 3: Whole of society climate action

Now more than ever, our planet needs everyone to work together to transform the global energy system. From our schools to government, from healthcare to innovation and finance, webinars and interactive sessions will span all sectors and will be open to everyone.

Theme 4: Sustainable, net-zero London

London is transforming and there will be no going back to how things were. A series of virtual events will explore how the city can build back after so much change.

Why are Practical Action here?

Practical Action is a global organisation and London is an international city with a world-leading concentration of climate professionals working in public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

London Climate Action Week brings these people and their organisations together, recognising that climate change needs all sectors and disciplines to work more closely to quickly develop and scale-up solutions.

Practical Action works with and understands urban and rural communities on the front line of climate change. We know what works and we share that with local, national and international decision makers across the globe to create large scale change for good.

Our participation in London Climate Action week will enable us to amplify the voices of the communities we work with and ensure a post-Covid, green recovery works for them.

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Where to find Practical Action?

Loss and Damage: What we owe each other?

Webinar: talk + interactive session

Monday 28 Jun 15:00 to 16.30(BST)

We need a new and ambitious Social Contract to deliver a prosperous future for all. Our global panellists, along with audience participation, will explore what any new contract for people and the planet should look like. The loss and damage agenda recognises we must find ways of ensuring that the people living in poverty and at the front line of the climate crisis do not end up paying twice. Together, we will identify ways in which those who consume most – states, businesses and individuals – can contribute their fair share to future sustainability. We will explore what that system might look like, via cutting-edge ideas and highlight calls for action from around the world.

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Other participants include:

Keynote speaker: Anne Marie Trevelyan, UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency

  • Archbishop Julio Murray, Archbishop of Central America
  • Fatuma Mohamed, Power Shift Africa
  • Julie-Anne Richards, Executive Director at Climate Action Network Australia
  • Avinash Persuad, Adviser to Govt of Barbados
  • Bangladesh High commissioner to UK- Chair of Climate Vulnerable Countries in the UK. TBC
  • The panel will be chaired by Christian Aid’s UK advocacy and policy lead Jennifer Larbie.

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What our event and London Climate Action Week can offer you

 

  • The opportunity to get your voice heard by people who will be at the crucial UN climate talks in Glasgow this year
  • An open space to discuss how you and your business can help create meaningful change
  • First-hand reports from professionals about how climate change is impacting people around the world
  • A deep understanding of the Loss and Damage agenda and its importance to the future of the planet

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How does London Climate Action Week fit into our journey to COP26?

Practical Action will be an official observer at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow this year.

Our event will help bring the voices of people already suffering the consequences of irreversible climate change to the fore.

It will help national Government representatives explore options and mechanisms by which they can enable polluters and those who consume most to contribute to a fair and sustainable future. By exploring such solutions, it will help negotiators from the Global South to strengthen their offer to big polluting nations and help place them at the forefront of the global response to climate change.