COP26, What Next? Ways Forward for Just Climate Action


Source: the Left in the European Parliament
Ecology, COP26

The Left in the European Parliament brings together activists, scientists and progressive politicians from all over Europe to discuss ways to fight for climate justice after the unambitious climate summit in Glasgow.


After the COP26 in Glasgow, which turned out to in fact be a gigantic commercial event to boost the fossil fuel industry, the urgent question remains: how is climate justice attainable?

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Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish


Wednesday, 17 November

14:30 (CET): Opening remarks

Petros Kokkalis

Panel I: Policy for an ecological transition

Cornelia Ernst

14:35 – 14:50 (CET): Ensuring an accelerated and socially just energy transition – the role of Energy Communities

Dimitris Tsekeris, Climate Justice & Energy Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Europe

14:50 – 15:05 (CET): Restore justice in the digital and ecological transition

Alicia Valero,
University lecturer, expert in CRM

15:05 – 15:20 (CET): National policies for an ecological transition following the outcomes of COP26

Juantxho Lopez de Uralde, Member of the Spanish Parliament, President of the Ecological Transition Commission of the Spanish Parliament, former director of Greenpeace Spain and coordinator of Alianza Verde (Green Alliance)

15:20 – 15:35 (CET): Sustainable Finance Post COP26 – what needs to happen next?

Benoit Lallemand, Finance Watch

15:35 – 15:50 (CET): The plant-based transition, changing our food systems

Henriette Prast, Senator

15:50 – 16:05 (CET): The role of cities at COP26, and what cities must do next

Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen

16:05 – 16:10 (CET): Closing remarks

Silvia Modig

Panel II: Organizing and Activism post-COP26

Malin Bjork

16:10 – 16:15 (CET): Opening remarks

MEP Anja Hasekamp

16:15 – 16:30 (CET): Student strikes in Portugal and the role of strikes in effecting change on climate policy

Carolina Santos, member of the Portuguese Communist Youth; member of the General Council of the University of Lisbon; and activist of the Student Climate Strike in Portugal

16:30 – 16:45 (CET): Changing mind-sets to change the system

Silvia Pastorelli, Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace European Unit (in person)

16:45 – 17:00 (CET): Organising on Adaptation and Loss and Damage – how to effectively advocate for Fairness and Equity

Linda Siegele, Lawyer, Legal Advisor Alliance of Small Island States (remote)

17:00 – 17:15 (CET): The role of indigenous people in just climate action

Txai Suruí, activist of the Paiter Suruí people (remote)

17:15 – 17:30 (CET): Changing perspectives: the pandemic as an opportunity for just climate action

Jens Holm, Chairman of the Transport Committee of the Swedish Parliament

17:30 (CET): Closing remarks

João Pimenta Lopes