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COP26: What to Expect?

Panel discussion co-hosted by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London & STL

Time:October 29(Friday), 9:00 PM(Beijing time)

Location:Online(Attendance is free but registration is required)


  • Dr Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow and Lead, Governance and Legislation, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
  • Professor James Bacchus, University of Central Florida
  • Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas, Queen Mary University of London
  • Laura Mai, Senior Research Fellow, Transnational Law Institute and Climate Law & Governance Centre, King’s College London
  • Associate Professor Dr Stephen Minas, Peking University School of Transnational Law
  • Dr Yulia Yamineva, Senior Researcher & Docent in Climate Law and Policy, Centre for Climate, Energy and Environmental Law, University of Eastern Finland


The Glasgow climate conference, COP26, will be the most significant global climate meeting since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, as the Paris architecture for ratcheting up ambition and action is tested for the first time. The Glasgow conference, delayed by a year, is also an experiment in holding a major UN meeting during the ongoing pandemic, introducing great unpredictability into an already challenging agenda. In this webinar, climate law scholars and practitioners will offer a preview of this vital meeting for the global response to the climate crisis, including the road to Glasgow, key issues for decision and the prospects for a successful conference.