The second season looks back at the historic 2015 Paris Agreement and previews what to look forward to at this year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
With leaders from around the globe preparing to convene in Glasgow, Scotland, for the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26), Heat of the Moment begins its season by looking back at the historic agreement reached at the 2015 Paris conference. In this episode, host John Sutter speaks with Rachel Kyte. Currently the dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, she previously served as the World Bank Group vice president and special envoy for climate change. In that capacity, she was front and center during the Paris negotiations.
Leading off the episode, Colin Young, executive director for the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, recounts how smaller island nations were able to have an outsized impact during Paris talks and shares his hopes for the upcoming Glasgow conference.
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