At the G7 Summit in Elmau, Germany in June 2022, the members of the G7 committed to establishing an international climate club by the end of 2022 as a way to boost international cooperation towards climate action. In addition to the joint commitment by Germany and Canada to the concept of climate clubs in the G7 statement, the topic was also one of the focal points of discussions between the two countries at recent bilateral meetings.
The G7 statement on climate clubs identifies three pillars for developing climate clubs:
- Advancing ambitious and transparent climate mitigation policies to reduce emissions intensities of participating economies on the pathway towards climate neutrality
- Transforming industries jointly to accelerate decarbonisation, including through taking into account the Industrial Decarbonisation Agenda, the Hydrogen Action Pact, and expanding markets for green industrial products, and
- Boosting international ambition through partnerships and cooperation to encourage and
facilitate climate action and unlock socio-economic benefits of climate cooperation and to promote just energy transition
The COP27 from November 6 to 18, 2022 at Sharm El Sheikh offers a timely opportunity to discuss and develop the concept of a climate club at an international stage.
In the lead up to COP27 the EPICO KlimaInnovation, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Canada have assembled a panel of Canadian and German experts to discuss what shape this climate club may take, what priorities it should have and what challenges it could face. The event is planned in connection with the launch of a joint paper by these experts on climate clubs.
Date: Wednesday, November 2., 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CET
Please note, that all registered attendees will receive a post-event recording of the webinar. If you are unable to tune in live, you can watch the recording at your convenience.
Macdonald-Laurier Institute https://macdonaldlaurier.ca/
Konrad Adenauer Foundation: Office Canada https://www.kas.de/en/web/cana...