IEA - COP26 Net Zero Summit - 31 Mar 2021
From targets to actions: Realising net-zero emissions through secure & inclusive transitions underpinned by strong international collaboration
Ministers from countries representing the vast majority of global GDP, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions will take part in the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit on Wednesday 31 March. The Summit will be an virtual round-table, bringing together ministers, CEOs and key leaders of civil society from all corners of the globe. Participants will join in discussions in plenary and topical breakout sessions and exchange on countries’ actions to accelerate their clean energy transitions.
Following the IEA’s inaugural Clean Energy Transitions Summit in 2020, this year’s edition will be jointly hosted by the IEA and the UK government, co-chaired by COP26 President Alok Sharma and IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol.
The Summit will be a critical opportunity to take stock of the growing list of commitments from countries and companies to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, and to focus on the implementation actions necessary to start turning the growing number of net-zero goals into reality. Participants will share insights on what has worked in the real world to help identify policies and measures that can deliver concrete results to achieve climate, security and affordability goals. This event will build momentum towards COP26 and inform preparation of the IEA’s upcoming Special Report “The World’s Roadmap to Net Zero by 2050”.