Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent
International Dialogue on Pre-2020 Climate Commitments: Have Developed Countries Delivered? How Can They Regain Trust?

28 Jul 2021   |   1500–1645 hrs IST

Based on the principle of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, the onus to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during the pre-2020 period was placed on the developed countries. However, this period witnessed several setbacks characterised by poor participation of developed countries and their performance. This presents a grim picture for pre-2020 outcomes, posing economic, environmental, and political risks to achieving post-2020 goals, and reinforcing existing inequalities between developed and developing nations.

This webinar will showcase differentiated positions of the developed countries with respect to their performance in the pre-2020 regime. The discussion would centre around the need - and mechanisms - to accelerate time-bound actions to meet erstwhile climate targets to strengthen trust and confidence among the developing and developed nations. In the session, we will also launch a new CEEW study, 'Unpacking Pre-2020 Climate Commitments: Who Delivered, How Much, and How will the Gaps be Addressed?'.

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Key Speakers


    Richa Sharma

    Additional Secretary

    Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India


    Harald Winkler


    Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town


    Saleemul Huq


    International Centre for Climate Change and Development


    Sara Moarif

    Head of Environment and Climate Change (ECC) Unit

    International Energy Agency


    Yamide Dagnet

    Director - Climate Negotiations

    World Resources Institute


    Tracy Bach

    Co-Focal Point

    UNFCCC Research and Independent NGOs (RINGO)


    Simon Evans

    Deputy Editor and Policy Editor

    Carbon Brief


    Shikha Bhasin

    Senior Programme Lead