On Tuesday, the UNSG Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Change Summit will join New Zealand and Costa Rica government officials – as well as a labor representative and UNEP and SEI experts – to explore the findings of the recent Production Gap Report and discuss policy options for winding down fossil fuel production.

The report, released in November, highlights the discrepancy between countries’ plans for coal, oil and gas production and the global levels consistent with Paris goals. It finds that countries plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels than consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C.

When: Tuesday, 3 December, 13:15 – 14:45

Where: Room 3, IFEMA – Feria de Madrid

This event will be webcast here.


SEI Communications Officer Emily Yehle will moderate the panel

  • Michael Lazarus, US Center Director and Senior Scientist, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Alysha Bagasra, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand
  • Felipe De León, Advisor of the Climate Change Directorate, Costa Rica
  • Joie Warnock, UNIFOR trade union outgoing Western Regional Director, Canada
  • Niklas Hagelberg, Coordinator, Climate Change programme, UN Environment Programme
  • Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN Secretary-General Special Envoy