Columbia Climate School - COP26

This year, the Columbia Climate School will have a significant presence at COP26 as a key part of Columbia University’s commitment to bring its expertise and leadership to drive climate solutions. The Columbia Climate School is hosting a series of events and expert roundtables which will include many influential climate leaders including President Barack ObamaGina McCarthyCatherine McKennaMary NicholsSamantha Power, and Peggy Shepard.

For the next two weeks, heads of state, delegates, and members of the public and private sectors will convene in Glasgow to discuss how society can adapt to a warming planet and avert future disaster if temperatures continue to rise unabated. COP26 comes as global emissions and temperatures reach all-time highs, and is an opportunity for countries to revisit and make new commitments to net-zero emission targets. Read more >> 



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Monday, November 1, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Can Climate Media Matter? A Conversation with Max Boykoff and Amy Westervelt

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Politics of Climate Vulnerability in Southeast Asia

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (NYC) // 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Glasgow)
Mobilizing Private Capital for Climate Action in Emerging Markets
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (NYC) // 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Glasgow)
The Columbia Climate School at COP26: Turning Ambition into Action
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Friday, November 5, 2021 | 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (NYC), 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM (Glasgow)
Science, Policy and Practice: Connecting the Dots to Shape Climate-Smart Food Systems

Friday, November 5, 2021 | 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM (NYC) // 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM (Glasgow)
Bridging the Science-Policy Gap for Impactful, Demand-Driven Food Systems Innovation

Monday, November 8, 2021 | 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (NYC) // 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Glasgow)
Digital Climate Advisory Services: Bridging the Divide Between Science, Policy and Practice

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (NYC) // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Glasgow)
Climate Challenge Cup innovation showcase and awards ceremony


November 12, 2021 at 8:00pm - 11pm
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