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, on November 10, 2022.
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, says the latest 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, will decide the fate of the world’s climate pledges and offer 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?
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The Hon. Nancy Pelosi
US House of Representatives
The Hon. Kathy Castor
Chairwoman of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
US House of Representatives
In conversation with
Kathy Baughman McLeod
Senior Vice President and Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
The Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) meets people where they are to build human capacity for resilience in the face of climate change. We pledge to reach one billion people with resilience solutions to climate change by 2030.