Leading from the front: responding with urgency to the climate emergency

Published on Aug 21, 2019

Least developed countries’ (LDC) representatives, grassroots community organisations and climate action leaders explored collaborating to achieve rapid societal change during London Climate Action Week in early July 2019.

The LDCs are the 47 poorest countries that will be worst affected by climate impacts. Rather than seeing themselves as victims, they are showing the world what is possible with real commitment.

This session on 1 July at The Willis Building, discussed the implications of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C and explored the bold visions for urgent ambitious action that different actors – including LDCs, cities, citizens and local communities at the frontline of climate change – are taking to build a fair, sustainable and resilient future.

The panellists were: Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science and Head of the Climate Dynamics Group, University of Oxford; H.E. Mr. Lamin Dibba, Minister, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, The Gambia; Emma Howard Boyd, UK Commissioner to the Global Commission on Adaptation and Chair of the UK Environment Agency; and Roxanne Travers Lieberman, Extinction Rebellion Youth.

The panel and Q&A was facilitated by Andrew Norton, director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

More details: https://www.iied.org/london-climate-w

Project details: https://www.iied.org/ldc-initiative-f

You can watch the second session of the event on the same day, which focused on financing urgent ambition, via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d5eY

More details: https://www.iied.org/london-climate-w…

Project details: https://www.iied.org/ldc-initiative-f… You can watch the second session of the event on the same day, which focused on financing urgent ambition, via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d5eY…

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