COP26 was a landmark moment for climate action in 2021 and heralded the start of an unprecedented decade of environmental action.
From calls for a global plastic treaty at the UN Environment Assembly in February 2022 through to the UN Biodiversity Conference in China during May, the environmental agenda will broaden and deepen.
At the same time, global pressure for climate action is likely to accelerate and continue to build ahead of COP27 in Egypt.
To explore the significance of these moments and share practical insights into what organisations should look out for, we are convening a panel of leading environmental campaigners and experts. The session will include considerations of:
The session will include considerations of:
- What should businesses expect in 2022 and beyond;
- An opportunity to ask our COP veterans your questions and seek their advice.
The intimate discussion will consist of a one-hour virtual moderated discussion, led by H+K’s Better Impact team.
Please join us on Tuesday, 30th November 2021
2:00-3:00PM GMT | 9:00-10:00 ET
About our speakers:
Tom Burke, Chairman, E3G
Tom has advised governments and businesses in relation to the UNFCCC, and attended and helped to organise many COP events. He is a Trustee of Climate Advisors UK and is Visiting Professor at both Imperial and University Colleges, London. He was the Executive Director of Friends of the Earth in the late seventies, of the Green Alliance for most of the eighties and was a Special Advisor to three Secretaries of State for the Environment from 1991-97.
Nick Mabey, Chief Executive & Founder Director, E3G
Present at COPs since COP1 in 1995, Nick is CEO of E3G and a well-respected leader of the climate community. He was senior advisor in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit leading work on climate change, here he was seconded to help establish the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Environment Policy Department and climate diplomacy network in 1999. Nick has also been instrumental in leading London Climate Action Week since its founding in 2019.
Megan Castilla, Vice President & Deputy U.S. Better Impact Practice Leader, H+K
Working between the US and UK teams, Megan helps lead the U.S. team responsible for corporate citizenship and sustainability work and oversees client initiatives related to ESG, sustainability, corporate philanthropy, humanitarian aid, responsible sourcing and community engagement. In partnering with clients to improve their impact on people and the planet, she has led a diverse range of award-winning campaigns for private, public and nonprofit clients – from launching a Fortune 50 company’s most ambitious climate goals to date, to driving international awareness around the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer. In 2020, she was named one of PRNEWS’ Rising Stars.
Chris Pratt, MD, Better Impact, H+K
Chris is Managing Director of H+K’s Better Impact team, working with clients to deliver a better impact for people and the planet. Chris has worked with clients to transform their businesses in response to climate change for the last ten years. With a background in campaigning and public affairs, Chris has campaigned for the renewable energy and low carbon transport industries to deliver policy change to support decarbonisation. Five years ago Chris worked with E3G to prepare the ground for a successful COP21, which forged the Paris Climate Agreement. This year he will be doing the same in the run up to COP26 and is leading H+K’s COP26 team, helping clients to engage in this important event for setting more ambitious action on climate change.