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PODCAST: The waters are literally lapping at our ankles – adaptation day at COP26

PODCAST: The waters are literally lapping at our ankles – adaptation day at COP26

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Even if we were to cut all the world's greenhouse gas emissions tomorrow, we would still be left coping with rising temperatures and an unpredictable climate. That’s why adaptation is, literally, a hot topic at COP26.

Nevertheless, the annual $100 billion promised for climate finance in the 2015 Paris Agreement – half of which was to be earmarked to help developing countries to cope with the climate crisis – has yet to materialize. 

In today’s Lid Is On podcast from COP26, Conor Lennon and Laura Quiñones talk to UN officials and activists about adaptation and, with the conference past the half-way point, they take stock of week one.

And if you want to know more about climate adaptation and resilience, subscribe to the UN Environment Programme's excellent Resilience podcast, hosted by Lis Bernhardt and Marcus Nield: https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/podcast/resilience-global-adaptat…

Music: "Within the Earth", Ketsa, and "Into the Amazon", Emily Burridge

Audio Credit
Conor Lennon/ UN News
Audio Duration
26'49"
Photo Credit
OCHA/Danielle Parry