Climate Damages:

A Call to Action

from the IPCC Report

By The World Resources Institute (WRI)
08 / 03 / 2022
Video Credit: WRI Video Library

On the 8th of March The World Resources Institute (WRI) hosted the panel event "Addressing Climate Damages: A Call to Action from the IPCC Report" that presented an overview of the IPCC's AR6 Working Group II report’ and a frank discussion about how significant losses and damages from climate change are not only a future risk, but already a present-day reality for vulnerable people in hotspots around the world.

During the event we heard from leading scientists, policymakers, and advocates on how the world must respond to the growing threats from climate change and how critical it is for governments to reach consensus at the COP27 UN climate summit to go beyond talking about funding for loss and damage and instead establish the means to deliver it.

This event was hosted in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French.

Speakers included:

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

Prof. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development in Bangladesh (ICCCAD)

Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of the Working Group II report, IPCC

Tina Stege, Climate Envoy for the Marshall Islands

Frode Neergaard, Chief Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Ambassador Wael Aboulmagd, Special Representative of COP27 President, Republic of Egypt

Wanjira Mathai, Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute (Moderator)