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14 October 2022 - 14 October 2022

9:00AM - 2:00PM

County Hall County Hall Durham Durham DH1 5UQ

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The Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics (CE3) is delighted to invite you to the Conference 'COP26+1: The Countdown to 2030' in collaboration with Durham County Council, Durham Energy Institute (DEI) and the Durham Centre for Sustainable Development, Law and Policy (CSDLP).

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About this event

A whole year has now passed and as we countdown to 2030 we want to come together once again to see how we have turned our climate talk into climate action and ask who is going to pay for this transition?

This year’s event will build on our pre-COP26 conference and activities since then, and bring in Durham University researchers from the Durham Energy Institute, the Durham Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy, and the Durham Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics, to explore how research supports local climate action. How can our own local “stocktake” be informed through Durham University’s research, and how are we placed within the perspective of the “Global Stocktake” under the Paris Agreement?

The day will begin at 9am sharp and our first keynote speaker, James Close, Head of Climate Change at NatWest Group and Durham University Alumnus, will follow brief introductions. Throughout the day you will also hear from Prof Claire O'Malley, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Durham University, Andrew Clark Regional Lead - Energy at the Net Zero Hub, Prof Jon Gluyas, the Executive Director of the Durham Energy Institute and Prof Petra Minnerop, Director of the Durham Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy, as well as local businesses who have taken climate action.

We will then hear from local climate and business leaders on what action they have taken to tackle climate change and review the new challenges in light of the energy crisis. The half day event will be jam packed with exciting talks and chances to ask Local and national climate leaders your questions.

Though the formal part of the day ends at 2 pm, there will be the opportunity to participate in workshops, hosted by representatives from Durham University, which will further explore the challenges we face and how working together can improve collective climate action.