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In conversation with Jacob Werksman – the EU’s international climate policy
November 10, 2020 @ 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
During this one-hour conversation, Jacob Werksman, Principal Advisor for International Aspects of EU Climate Policy at the European Commission (DG Clima) will shed light on the EU’s international climate policy priorities going into 2021.
After an introductory interview, Andrei Marcu and Michael Mehling will moderate a Q&A with participants.
2020 is the year that Parties to the Paris Agreement are to communicate or update their nationally determined contribution(NDC). The EU institutions have already stated their ambition to agree upon and submit an enhanced NDC by the end of the year, and President Xi Jinping announced in September that China will enhance its NDC, which many observers attribute in part to the EU’s active climate diplomacy. Moreover, other Asian countries like South Korea and Japan recently pledged a net-zero target by 2050.
Due to the ongoing health crisis, the UNFCCC process has also been severely delayed. COP26, which was supposed to take place in Glasgow this November, has been postponed by one year.
Join ERCST during this session to discover more about the EU’s international climate policy priorities and what to expect from the UNFCCC process going into 2021.