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Road to COP26: Just Transitions and the Climate Agenda

March 9, 2021 • 11:30 am – 12:45 pm EST

The CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) are pleased to invite you to Road to COP26: Just Transitions and the Climate Agenda.

The event will examine the role of just transitions in the current international climate agenda, in the run-up to COP26 this November. Speakers will discuss how just transitions can help accelerate climate action and to what extent national climate plans are integrating aspects of inclusive decision-making and the fair distribution of emerging opportunities in the new climate economy. They will also share how they think COP26 can help raise ambitions for achieving just transitions.

Additional speaker to be announced.

This event is made possible by the generous funding from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) as part of the Just Transition Intiative (JTI). For more information on the JTI, visit

Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Ben Cahill
Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program

Kate Hughes

Director of International Climate and Energy, United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Ajay Mathur

Director General-Designate, International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Samantha Smith

Director, Just Transition Center, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs, US Department of Energy