Net Zero & Nature Positive Theatre (Keynote)

Fireside Chat: Collective Action in a Connected World

Day 2 : 14:05 – 14:30

As the UN’s High-Level Climate Action Champion for Cop 26, Nigel Topping’s role was to strengthen collaboration and drive change across all sectors and facilitate the conversation between businesses and governments. Join Nigel in this fireside chat as he discusses the collective action, collaboration, and innovation to address the scale and complexity of the climate crisis. He will highlight the importance of working across sectors, industries, and regions to mobilise action and create positive shift in our mindset. He will also discuss the importance or engaging and empowering individuals and communities to act on climate change.


  • How critical is it for us to work together as the business community to overcome the significant and real issues caused by climate change?
  • What challenges are there pushing collaborations and what has been accomplished so far?

Post-event Actions

  • Understand the urgency of the climate crisis and the necessity to collectively fight to overcome it.
  • Develop an understanding on what tools or processes have been the most successful in strengthening collaborations across sectors.


Christine Loh

Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment

Christine Loh is Chief Development Strategist at Institute for the Environment at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Visiting Scholar at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Center for Global Management. She serves on the boards of CDP Worldwide, Global Maritime Forum, New Forests Pty Limited, and Towngas Smart Energy. She is a published author of many academic and popular works; her latest book is on COVID-19 from a global governance perspective.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To help inform the gap of knowledge between science, policy and finance with respect to sustainability.

Nigel Topping

UN High Level Climate Champion COP26

Nigel Topping, CMG was appointed by the UK Prime Minister as UN Climate Change High Level Champion for COP26. In this role Nigel mobilized global private sector and local government to take bold action on climate change, launching the Race To Zero and Race To Resilience campaigns and, with Mark Carney, the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. Nigel is now a global advisor to governments, financial institutions and private companies on climate and industrial strategy

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