30.09.2021

Strengthening Parliamentary Consensus For Global Change

Political consensus provides the foundation for consistent, long-term climate action. Consensus has helped successive UK governments deliver the Climate Change Act, Net Zero legislation, and the basis to host COP26. All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) and Caucuses have played a role in building and sustaining that consensus – helping parliamentarians understand the issues and engage with and scrutinise government, convene expert dialogue, and generate fresh policy ideas.

Throughout 2020 & 2021, APPGs focused on climate change, the environment, energy and nature have worked together to engage a wide-ranging, diverse and representative parliamentary missions in support of a successful COP26. Join us for a special COP26 dialogue on building political consensus for climate action.

Bim Afolami MP will chair a cross-party non-partisan panel of UK and international politicians exploring how best to build and strengthen political consensus on climate, including priority areas such as energy, finance and nature – enabling governments around the world focus long term solutions and more ambitious delivery.

The panel will be followed by consensus-building dialogue across the event space – linking politicians from different political traditions and countries – facilitated by participating APPGs and Caucuses along thematic lines.

The session will close with speeches. · 2-3pm: Cross-party / Non-partisan Political Panel · 3-4.30pm: Facilitated Conversations – Building Consensus for Climate Action · 4.30-5pm: Speeches APPGs working together to deliver this session include All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Climate Change, Energy Studies (PGES), Environment, Net Zero, Intelligent Energy, Renewable & Sustainable Energy (PRASEG), International Conservation, Sustainable Finance and Agroecology, together with Peers for the Planet, the Conservative Environment Network, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK, the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The session will mirror the Global Legislator’s Summit taking place simultaneously in the Scottish Parliament. The session is aimed at politicians from all political traditions across all countries attending COP26, but open to all – including interested parties from industry, civil society, academia and beyond.