Last year we co-hosted our ‘Adapt Now!’ session at COP26 with leading climate experts. We have recut the session as a 3-minute video.

Key highlights from the video:

Vietnam, 95% of the landmass of the country under seawater in just thirty years’ time Professor Sir David King.

The human brain isn’t particularly well suited to assessing catastrophic riskDr Alice Hill.

I came here to COP because I felt that my government wasn’t doing enough to protect its peopleJakapita Kandanga.

The top 1% of emitters are responsible for twice as much as the bottom 50% Professor Kevin Anderson.

OnePlanet COP26 event resonates as UK roasts in record temperatures

For the first time in history, the UK Met Office has issued a Red Extreme heat warning across the UK as temperatures have an 80% chance of topping previous records, with London having a 50% chance of hitting 40 degrees Celsius. 

However, UK government leaders are failing to address the severity of the situation, with Dominic Raab, Deputy Prime Minister, commenting that the nation should ‘enjoy the sunshine’. 

Last year we co-hosted our ‘Adapt Now!’ session with Nick Breeze from ClimateGENN which included our CEO Pooran Desai along with leading climate experts including: 

Professor Sir David King served as the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor and Special Representative of Climate Change. He then became Founder and Chair of the Centre for Climate Repair and the Climate Crisis Advisory Group.  

Professor Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester. He was previously Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. 

Dr Alice Hill is a Climate Risk Expert and Senior Fellow for Energy and Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations. She was former Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Resilience Policy at the National Security Council. 

Jakapita Kandanga is a Climate Activist who is part of the climate organisation Fridays for Future as well as a human rights organisation called Amos Trust. 

‘We’re cooked.’

Prof Sir David King warned us that if we do not respond urgently to the climate crisis, ‘we’re cooked’… And we are cooking.

More action is needed from all governments to protect us from imminent extreme weather events. Adaptation and collaboration will be key if we are to create resilient and regenerative futures.