Jul 8, 2021
The Race to Resilience is on!
This week has seen another extremely harsh wildfire season and searing temperatures in the global North, Tropical Storm Elsa ripped through the Caribbean, becoming the first hurricane to hit Barbados in 60 years, and way down in the south of the planet, New Zealand has its hottest winter.
It is absolutely vital that the Race to Zero (emissions) and an equally important set of measures for adaptation and resilience be undertaken - at the same time - to allow humanity to thrive in the near and distant future.
So what exactly is the Race to Resilience? Join Christiana, Tom and Paul as we explore the links between tackling climate change, protecting and enhancing biodiversity, ensuring ocean health and changing how we use land. Among a few other notable guests, we talk to two city leaders building resilience in two very different communities, addressing local challenges and bringing thousands of citizens together to tackle climate change.
This week you’ll hear from:
Elizabeth Mrema, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Anne-Marie Trevelyan, COP 26 International Champion for Adaptation and Resilience, and UK Energy and Climate Change Minister
Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Pristine Seas
Mayor Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona
Mayor Mohammed Sowah, Mayor of Accra, Ghana
We are racing against time - and rather than allowing fear to paralyse us, let’s use this energy to fuel our spirit and determination. Hit play for your weekly dose of outrage - and stubborn optimism.
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Thank you to our guests this week:
UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity
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COP 26 International Champion for Adaptation and Resilience, and UK Energy and Climate Change Minister
National Geographic Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Pristine Seas
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Mayor Kate Gallego
Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona
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Mayor Mohammed Sowah
Mayor of Accra, Ghana
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