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.
Interested in learning more in the runup to COP26? We’re offering free access to a Foreign Policy Analytics briefing called “Firm Zero-Emission Power.” Normally, that’s only available to FP Insider subscribers, but you can read the report for free by submitting your email. Click here to learn more.
About Heat of the Moment: The climate change crisis can feel so formidable, so daunting, that instead of mobilizing people to action, it engenders paralysis. What could we mortals possibly do to prevent the calamity? A fair bit, it turns out. On Heat of the Moment, a 10-part podcast by FP Studios, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds, we focus on ordinary people across the globe who have found ways to fight back. Hosted by CNN contributor John D. Sutter, Heat of the Moment tells the stories of the people on the front lines of the fight against climate change. See All Episodes
More Heat of the Moment episodes:
Building a Life-Giving Economy
A conversation with climate writer and podcaster Katherine Wilkinson.
Why Saving Forests Involves Rethinking Jobs
And how to bolster better paying jobs in the global south while confronting the climate crisis.
Seeking Justice in Cancer Alley
Heat of the Moment heads south to the U.S. Gulf Coast, an area with a long history of fossil fuel extraction and the health problems that come with it.
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