Organised in response to COP26 by Democratic Left Scotland in partnership with the Party of the European Left.
Maggie Chapman (Member of the Scottish Parliament, Greens)
Petros Kokkalis (MEP, THE LEFT in the EP)
The discussion will be supported/moderated by Damien Thomson (Political Advisor, THE LEFT in the EP).
The Paris Agreement is as much about adapting to the effects of climate change as it is about mitigating them, yet we are systematically neglecting the need for adaptation. The impacts of the climate emergency are with us in the here and now and it’s only getting worse for the foreseeable future, no matter what pathway we take. Summer 2021 has been a poignant reminder of this, with death and destruction from flash floods to forest fires, all across the globe.
Our response to climate breakdown needs to include plans to increase resilience – with not only physical infrastructure but also social protection. We know the immense costs of in-action – the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) estimates annual costs of adaptation at $180 billion a year between 2020 and 2030.
Why, then, is it so difficult to rally support and fill the coffers to adequately fund adaptation? Why is the Global Climate Fund not working for our adaptation needs, and particularly the needs of the most vulnerable? How do we scale up adaptation and deliver on the finance and attention it so desperately needs?
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