Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center this Wednesday, November 3rd, at 7:45 am ET for a special edition of Atlantic Council Live from COP26 on the role of technological innovation in securing the net-zero, climate-resilient global economy of the future.

The conversation will feature expert perspectives from His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the UAE’s Special Envoy for Climate Change and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; Bill Gates, founder of Breakthrough Energy and co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Secretary John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate; and Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Kenya. Moderator Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, will join the panelists live from the UAE Pavilion in Glasgow.

After much anticipation, world leaders have converged in Glasgow for the ongoing 26th Conference of Parties. Leveraging the strength of global partnerships is critical to addressing the needs of the dual climate and COVID-19 crises, and innovation is key to meeting the moment. As the world looks on, decisionmakers will chart the path forward to realize the climate future necessary for the social, environmental, and economic well-being of the global community. This panel discussion will provide a glimpse into the state of negotiations and identify next steps for climate innovation.

The discussion will feature the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), a joint initiative by the United States and the United Arab Emirates with support from more than 30 countries. The initiative will be launched at the COP on November 2nd and seeks to drastically accelerate investment into food systems and agricultural innovation over the next five years.

Please join this conversation via the Atlantic Council YouTube channel or by streaming on this webpage.

Welcoming remarks and moderated by

Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council 

Panel discussion

H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change
United Arab Emirates

Bill Gates
Founder, Breakthrough Energy
Co-chair
, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ambassador Raychelle Omamo
Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs
The Republic of Kenya

Secretary John Kerry
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
The United States of America

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