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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. 

 

Read the call for evidence for more details about the inquiry

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
Response to this report
First Special Report - A climate for ambition: Diplomatic preparations for COP26: Government Response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2019–21
HC 440
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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18 May 2021
Inquiry Environmental diplomacy
Witnesses Alok Sharma, Peter Hill (Chief Executive Officer, COP26 Unit at Cabinet Office), Ros Eales (Chief Operating Officer, COP26 Unit at Cabinet Office), and Dr John Murton (UK COP26 Envoy at Cabinet Office)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
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
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

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