SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI ON CLIMATE AND RESILIENCE AT COP27 - From the Resilience Hub at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined US Representative Kathy Castor in a conversation with Kathy Baughman McLeod, director of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center.
The world is falling short of meeting its climate goals. Few nations have implemented the policies and actions needed to meet the target of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, said the 2022 UN emissions gap report. Meanwhile, extreme weather events have become increasingly frequent and severe. Europe has faced record heat waves over the summer—a “silent killer” that targets the most vulnerable and hurts the economy. In the US alone, the economic costs of extreme heat are estimated to reach $100 billion annually.
In this context, COP27’s landmark convening in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, reassessed the world’s climate pledges and offered an opportunity for global leaders in government, business, and civil society to bolster climate action and change the trajectory of global warming.
Many questions remain: How can the world speed up the energy transition while facing geopolitical turmoil and energy security challenges? How can the US and allies further support climate adaptation and resilience solutions worldwide knowing that climate disproportionately affects poor and marginalized communities?
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 11/10/22