December 4, 2019 | Madrid, Spain | Climate Change

The Future of Global Climate Action: from COP25 to COP26 and Beyond

Invitation Only

On December 4, 2019, the Stanley Center for Peace and Security is organizing a high-level dinner discussion, “The Future of Global Climate Action: from COP25 to COP26 and Beyond,” hosted by Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions. The climate action emerging from the September summit in New York, which is being built upon here in Madrid, creates an important opportunity to build momentum for success. To make sure we capitalize on this step forward, we are discussing the role climate action from cities, business, regions, investors, and other “non-Party actors” can play in supporting intergovernmental discussions in the lead up to a new round of NDCs and the implementation phase of the Paris Agreement after 2020.

Key questions stemming from New York and under consideration at this event include:

  1. How can COP25 create a foundation for strong climate action going forward?
  2. What are the key priorities for climate action on the road to COP26?
  3. Looking ahead, what role can climate action play in the “implementation phase” of the Paris Agreement?

This dinner is a follow-up to an event held in in advance of the UN Climate Action Summit, “The Future of Global Climate Action: from UNCAS to COP25 and Beyond,” at which ministers and heads of delegation discussed how to take forward global climate action.


Rei Tang

Program Officer
Climate Change