Last year, we posted a series of audio-blogs outlining the key events of the 22nd Conference of the Parties as they unfolded. To continue with our tradition, we are commemorating the start of the UNFCCC’s COP23 with thoughts from GCAP CEO Tom Downing!
In recent weeks, Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria have generated heartbreaking images of widespread destruction, bringing into sharp focus the devastating power of nature and man’s tenuous place in the world. While the global call to combat climate change gains momentum, the visual record of these storms’ impacts on communities fosters a visceral and profound sense of urgency.
The UK goes back to the polls again in June for another election (we just can’t enough of democracy!) so its worth considering what this means for climate adaptation and mitigation in the UK. Clearly at this point a huge amount is uncertain, but I think there are several implications: