On Monday, 14 June 2021, the College of Europe in Natolin hosted an Ambassadorial Debate between H.E. Mr Aldo AMATI, Ambassador of Italy to Poland, and H.E. Ms Anna CLUNES, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Poland.
"Together for the Planet: the UK – Italy partnership in COP26"
About the Debate:
In November 2021, the UK, in partnership with Italy, will host the UN Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow. In this framework, the British and the Italian Embassy in Warsaw are cooperating with joint initiatives aimed at spreading the principles of COP26 in Poland. The two distinguished Ambassadors illustrated the preparation of the Summit from both the British and the Italian perspectives.
H.E. Ambassador Aldo AMATI focused on the preparation of the Youth Summit (28-30 September 2021) to be held in Milan, together with the Pre-COP (30 September-2 October 2021). He mentioned the active engagement of Italy towards a future with net-zero emission during the G20 Presidency, under the motto "People, Planet and Prosperity".
H.E. Ambassador Anna CLUNES talked about the UK’s Presidency of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (1-12 November 2021) and the road ahead. She highlighted why the summit is crucial for delivering on the objectives of the Paris Agreement and introduce four COP26 goals on which accelerated progress must be made by all parties to deliver real change.
The Debate was moderated by H.E. Ambassador Artur LORKOWSKI, Mentor of the Natolin Energy and Climate Governance Nest and former Special Envoy of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the COP24 in Katowice, Poland. An open debate with the College students followed.
The Debate was open only to the students of the College of Europe. For more information, please contact Ms Vladimíra MURAVSKÁ.
The event was organized following all COVID-19 regulations and sanitary measures enacted by the local laws, as well as the recommendations of the World Health Organization.