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EU Committee

COP26 Series: Green Finance and Taxonomy

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Location: Online Webinar
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This upcoming October, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. Political parties from all around the world will meet to discuss how to tackle Climate Change and evaluate the progress that has been made so far.

Both the EU and the UK have made efforts to support a green transition, including measures to strengthen sustainable finance. The European Commission adopted the Taxonomy Regulation in July 2020 to encourage businesses to promote Green Finance and in the UK, Boris Johnson's Ten Point Plan aims to achieve a Green Industrial Revolution.

Join us at the British Chamber of Commerce on the 26th of October, where Lord Callanan will discuss the definition and expectation of Green Finance. Lord Callanan was the Minister of State at the Department for Existing the European Union from 2017 to 2020. Since February 2020, he has been working as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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Confirmed Lord Callanan

Lord Callanan

Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility,
Lord Callanan was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 14 February 2020. He was Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union from 27 October 2017 to 31 January 2020. He was educated at Newcastle Polytechnic where he gained a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in electrical and electronic engineering. Callanan was created a Life Peer on 24 September 2014 taking the title Baron Callanan, of Low Fell in the County of Tyne and Wear.

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