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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Climate change and COP26

EU Environment Sub-Committee
Climate change and COP26

Monday 21 September 2020

Start times: 9.15am (private) 10.00am (public)

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EU Committees question COP President on Climate Change and COP26

The EU Sub-Committees question BEIS Secretary of State and COP President Alok Sharma about the Government’s preparations for COP26 and follow up on issues raised in each of the committees’ inquiry work.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Climate change and COP26
Secretary of State at Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Director, International Climate and Energy at Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Chair at COP26
Director-General at Americas & Overseas

Areas of discussion

Earlier this year five House of Lords Committees held their own climate evidence sessions, and in this meeting representatives from each committee will ask questions related to the evidence they heard, well as questions about the Government’s preparations for the UN climate conference next November.

Members will be asking the Secretary of State about:

  • Preparations for COP 26
  • Green finance
  • State aid and meeting climate targets
  • Climate change and international development
  • International carbon markets
  • Climate change and migration
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Climate change and trade policy
  • UK as a climate leader
  • Cross-Whitehall working

Further information


Virtual meeting (webcast)