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Environmental diplomacy

Inquiry

This inquiry will examine how the FCO conducts environmental diplomacy, what the UK’s strategy is bringing all government departments together, and the FCO’s management of the tension between environmental goals and other diplomatic objectives. 

In particular, the Committee will focus on preparations for COP26, speaking to other recent host countries and attempting to learn from their experiences.  

Additionally, the Committee will ask how environmental diplomacy can be employed to address the governance of the polar regions. 

 

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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Seventh Report: A climate for ambition: Diplomatic preparations for COP26
Inquiry Environmental diplomacy
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
HC 202
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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16 March 2021
Inquiry Environmental diplomacy
Witnesses Laurence Tubiana (Former Climate Change Ambassador and Special Representative for the 2015 COP21 Climate Change Conference and Chief Executive Officer at European Climate Foundation)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
16 March 2021
Inquiry Environmental diplomacy
Witnesses Dr Katharine Rietig (Senior Lecturer in International Politics at Newcastle University), and Professor Robert Falkner (Associate Professor of International Relations at London School of Economics, and Research Director at Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
19 January 2021
Inquiry Environmental diplomacy
Witnesses Professor Klaus Dodds (Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway University of London), Dr Richard Powell (Reader in Arctic Studies at Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge), and Heather Conley (Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe Program at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS))
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
CLI0033 - Environmental diplomacy
Witnesses International Institute for Environment and Development
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
CLI0031 - Environmental diplomacy
Witnesses Dr. Katharina Rietig (Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Politics at Newcastle University, UK; School of Geography, Politics and Sociology), and Christine Peringer (Member of Climate Change Project at Mediators Beyond Borders International)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
CLI0032 - Environmental diplomacy
Witnesses Overseas Development Institute
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Written Evidence