Chair Castor, Speaker Pelosi To Discuss Climate, Resilience At COP27 Event
(November 9, 2022) – On Thursday morning, Chair Kathy Castor of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will join Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a conversation with Kathy Baughman McLeod, Director of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, at the Resilience Hub at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to discuss how the United States and allies can bolster climate action and change the trajectory of global warming.
The event will take place on Thursday, November 10, at 6:15 a.m. Eastern Time / 1:15 p.m. Eastern European Time. It will be broadcast live by the Atlantic Council on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Below is a description of the event from the Atlantic Council:
"The world is falling short of meeting its climate goals. Few nations have implemented the policies and actions needed to meet the target of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, says the latest UN emissions gap report. Meanwhile, extreme weather events have become increasingly frequent and severe. Europe has faced record heat waves over the summer – a “silent killer” that targets the most vulnerable and hurts the economy. In the US alone, the economic costs of extreme heat are estimated to reach $100 billion annually.
In this context, COP27’s landmark convening in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, will decide the fate of the world’s climate pledges and offer an opportunity for global leaders in government, business, and civil society to bolster climate action and change the trajectory of global warming.
Many questions remain: How can the world speed up the energy transition while facing geopolitical turmoil and energy security challenges? How can the US and allies further support climate adaptation and resilience solutions worldwide knowing that climate disproportionately effects poor and marginalized communities?"