Debate: what’s at stake at COP26 for people in poverty?

29 September 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,,,

Oxfam convened a panel of brilliant experts to discuss what to expect from COP26, how business and political leaders are stepping up, and what action and financial support is needed to ensure that vulnerable communities can survive and thrive in a changing climate. Leading climate scientist Professor Saleemul Huq described what rich nations could learn from Bangladesh about resilience to climate impacts like floods and droughts. The Guardian’s Environment Correspondent Fiona Harvey reflected on shifts since the Paris Agreement in 2015. The UK’s high level climate action champion Nigel Topping underlined the importance of consultation with communities for adaptation scheme from forestry to insurance to be effective. Burberry’s Responsibility Director Nicole Lovett talked about the importance of collaboration to drive change across the fashion industry.