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Climate Change News | IEA one-day virtual “net zero” summit ahead of climate talks | Live Now

Climate Change News | IEA one-day virtual “net zero” summit ahead of climate talks | Live Now

PARIS – The International Energy Agency (IEA) hosts a one-day “net zero” summit as part of preparations for a U.N. climate conference in Glasgow in November, known as COP26. Speakers are expected to include IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres, and COP26 President Alok Sharma.

SCHEDULE: 1000GMT – Summit starts The full list of confirmed participants : Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation Claudio Descalzi, CEO, Eni Claudio Facchin, CEO, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Yetunde Fadeyi, Founder and Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Services Africa (REES Africa) Christiana Figueres, Founding Partner, Global Optimism Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission José Ignacio Sánchez Galán, CEO and Chairman, Iberdrola Rafael Grossi, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency John Kerry, Presidential Special Envoy for Climate, USA Surabi Menon, Vice President, ClimateWorks Foundation Damilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative of UN Secretary General and CEO, SEforALL Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organisation Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) Rémy Rioux, CEO, Agence française de développement Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission Gurdeep Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC Stephan Singer, Senior Climate Science and Global Energy Advisor, Climate Action Network Francesco Starace, CEO, Enel Gunther Thallinger, Chair, Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President, European Green Deal, European Commission Chiagozie Udeh, Global Focal Point SDG 7 Youth Constituency, United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth Xie Zhenhua, Special Envoy on Climate Change, China

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