UK climate change adaptation - priorities, the strategic pathway to net zero emissions, and ambitions for COP26

The discussion at a glance:

  • the strategic route map towards net zero emissions
  • creating a green, sustainable and fair COVID-19 recovery plan
  • priorities for the rescheduled COP26

The agenda:

  • Adapting to climate change - a progress update, a look ahead to 2021, and our longer-term vision for resilience to climate impacts
  • Latest thinking on the steps needed for a green and sustainable UK recovery plan
    • Preparing a sustainable pathway - economic priorities, greening supply chains, and developing policy
    • Assessing the scope of a recovery package - support for green modernisation and behaviour change, accelerating the low-carbon transition, and securing investment
    • Next steps for developing ecosystem protection and preventing lock-in emissions - tree planting, peatland restoration, and expanding national carbon sequestering
  • Reaching net-zero by 2050 - developing natural resilience, and cross-sector engagement with long-term decarbonisation
  • Next steps for adapting to the impact of climate change - developing resilience in the natural and built environment, tailoring strategies for local needs, and meeting future demand
    • Meeting the challenge of flood and coastal erosion management - an engineering perspective
    • Designing environment strategies and tailoring plans for local climate risks
  • Opportunities for COP26 and meeting the challenge of climate change on a global level
  • Policy priorities for a national green COVID-19 recovery package, preparing for COP26, and building adaptation capacity
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