COP26 – What just happened?

november, 2021

15nov10:30 am11:00 amVirtual EventCOP26 - What just happened?10:30 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Question and Answer


(Monday) 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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So what just happened at COP26, billed as the “most important international meeting to address climate change yet”? Did country ambition “ratchet up” as the architects of the Paris agreement hoped? Or was it a failure?

Michael Jacobs, a veteran observer and at times a major actor in this crucial human drama for humanity’s survival, will answer your questions.

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Michael Jacobs

Show bio +Michael is an economist, policy adviser, author and expert on climate change focussing on the development of a post-neoliberal political economy. He is currently a Professorial Fellow in the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield. He is also co-founder of the Economic Change Unit, which aims to support efforts to build a fair, sustainable and resilient economy.  Prior to that he was Director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice, an adviser on climate change policy and Special Adviser to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown (2007-10), responsible for domestic and international policy on energy and climate change. Michael’s books include Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (with Mariana Mazzucato), The Green Economy: Environment, Sustainable Development and the Politics of the Future.

Molly Chambers

Show bio +After co-founding and chairing an economics society at A-level, Molly is now a second-year economics student at the University of Manchester. She is particularly interested in food and health economics and is a current member of the Manchester Post Crash society. Previous roles include researcher for a sustainable cotton business, and procurement for a science start up. Most recently she has worked as a medical receptionist. In her spare time she is interested in rowing, art and dressmaking.