Co-hosted by the Grantham Research Institute, LSE; Center for Policy Research (CPR) and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

Follow live online from 18:30 on 10 November 2021:

How to ensure Nationally Determined Contributions are credible and get implemented? How should national institutions be structured to deliver on targets and policies? What is the role of parliaments in raising ambition and keeping governments accountable for implementation? How to build consensus around climate action, develop ambitious climate laws and policies and coordinate implementation?

The side event will address these questions, present new research on credibility of implementation of the Paris agreement and the role of national institutions and share practical experiences from India, the European Union, South Africa, Spain and Latin America. 

18:30 – 18:40: Welcome. Credible implementation of the Paris agreement and national governance

Dr. Alina Averchenkova (chair), Distinguished Policy Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

18:40 – 18:55: Thematic presentation. The Crucial Missing Link: Climate Institutions in Building Effective Targets and Policies

Prof. Navroz Dubash and Aditya Pillai, Centre for Policy Research, India

18:55 – 19:30: Panel discussion. Building the conditions for ambitious climate action 

  • Cedric Frolick, Member of Parliament and House Chairperson for Committees, Oversight & ICT, South Africa
  • Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament, India 
  • Mike Thompson, Chief Economist, The Committee on Climate Change, UK
  • Max Puig, Executive Vice-President for National Climate Change Council and Clean Development Mechanism, Dominican Republic
  • Dr. Lara Lazaro, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute, Spain
  • Juan Nicolás Galarza Sánchez, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia 

Interventions from the floor:

  • Aleksandra Blagojevic, Program Manager for International Development, Inter-Parliamentary Union

19:30 – 19:45: Discussion with the audience

This event is organised by:

The Center for Policy Research (CPR) is a non-profit, non-partisan independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to the production of high-quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India.

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 for policy-relevant research and training, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy.  

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is the global organization of national parliaments. It promotes democratic governance, institutions and values, working with parliaments and parliamentarians to articulate and respond to the needs and aspirations of the people. 

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