The sixth IPCC report sent a clear message: we are one minute to midnight and the rate and scale of action that is required is immense. However, all too often, the solutions presented are top-down and framed in an outdated North-South perspective. We need voices from the climate change frontline to not only be rightfully acknowledged and valued, but to be learned from as climate adaptation experts.

Ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Ameil Harikishun, policy officer for the Global Resilience Partnership, talks to Harini Nagendra, director of Research Center and head of Center for Climate Change and Sustainability, both at the Azim Premji University in India. And Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development in Bangladesh and Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh. With decades of experience combined, they share their insights on locally led adaption and what is needed for it to work.

About Rethink Talks

Rethink Talks is Stockholm Resilience Centre’s podcast series on resilience thinking and global change. It spotlights conversations between experts on a range of topics that highlight how resilience thinking and biosphere stewardship add value to current debates.

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