16th November - COP22 - Day 10 - Momentum + Private Sector
Tuesday saw the opening of the Ministerial sessions, and top level restatement (and a few not so veiled warnings) that the Paris Agreement was not negotiable. In this quick summary, Ben Smith explores these, the gathering momentum behind the Paris Agreement, financial instruments and the challenge of engaging with the private sector.
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Dr Ben Smith has 9 years experience working on adaptation internationally, and specialises in climate screening and adaptation knowledge services. He is currently leading the technical redesign of the Climate Safeguards System, and is involved in GCAP's work on private sector adaptation and adaptation factsheets. Ben holds a PhD from King's College London looking at the role of river restoration in meeting ecological targets under the EU Water Framework Directive, and has particular expertise in adaptation in the Water sector. [https://www.linkedin.com/in/bdpsmith]