Join us for Massey is Missing COP26 throughout 2021
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Massey is very proud of our climate action series, Massey is Missing COP26. 

If you’ve missed any of the events from November 2020 to now, scroll to the bottom of the page. They can be viewed on our YouTube channel.   

NEXT: Trade and Climate Change – Complementary or in Conflict?

Climate change is widely recognized as a primordial challenge to the future of our planet. Under the Paris Accord, and following President Biden’s Climate Summit, governments and the private sector alike have committed to meeting more ambitious targets to reduce emissions, alongside steps to facilitate mitigation and adaptation. In this context, some have argued that trade rules that promote freer flow of goods between countries run counter to these efforts. This session with eminent experts in both fields will explore whether the WTO-based trade regime, and the Paris framework for addressing climate change, do in fact pursue competing objectives, or whether they are or can be made compatible in a way that promotes both environmental stewardship and sustainable economic growth.

Future events include:

  • Climate Change and Global Health Threats 
  • Indigenous Climate Action
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Finance 
  • Municipal Climate Action
  • Taking stock after COP 26 
  • Climate Law and Trade Law: Do They Collide
  • Climate Refugees – What Should We Do
  • Massey’s Own Carbon Footprint – Premises, Operations, Investments and Next Steps

Stay tuned for more information and please return to this webpage for updates.

We would love to hear from you! Any fellow of Massey College who is interested in getting involved in this evolving initiative, in helping to organize and put on these events, or who has ideas for additional sessions, please let us know by emailing

Rosemary McCarney and Dr. Dianne Saxe

Massey is Missing COP26


COP26, the annual global gathering of climate experts and governments, was scheduled to be held November 9-20, 2020 in Glasgow. As the fifth such meeting since the critically important 2015 Paris Agreement, COP26 was to be pivotal in assessing progress and in strengthening commitments to slow global heating while it is still possible to preserve a stable climate.

Due to the pandemic, the official COP26 has been postponed until November 2021, and much attention has been diverted from climate action to COVID–19. But the climate crisis is still gaining speed, and the window for preserving a stable climate is closing. What can be done to lay the groundwork for a successful COP26 next year?

Massey is Missing COP26 so we want to do something about it. As part of the College mandate to contribute wisely to the public good, we put on a free five-part virtual climate conference from November 9-19, 2020 to build strategic momentum towards a powerful Canadian role at COP26 in 2021. The conference had five elements, all of which would have been present at the official COP26. Scroll below to view.

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