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Views on Tackling Climate Change

Video | 10 November 2015

Experts and youth express their thoughts about tackling climate change ahead of major talks on the issue in Paris, which aim to finalize a global agreement on mitigating and adapting to a changing climate.

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Title: Views on Tackling Climate Change

Description: Experts and youth express their thoughts about tackling climate change ahead of major talks on the issue in Paris, which aim to finalize a global agreement on mitigating and adapting to a changing climate.

Text: Leaders, experts, scientists, governments, organizations will come together in December 2015 in Paris to agree to a pact to keep the rise in the earth’s temperature below 2°C. Ahead of the talks people from different sector spoke about their thoughts on climate change.

SOT: Akm Mahfuzuddin Ahmed
Technical Advisor (Rural Development and Food Security)
Asian Development Bank
We’d like to see more coherent policies toward agriculture that will ensure the food security of the millions of people specially in the poorer countries in the developing world.

SOT: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director
United Nations Women
The future climate dispensation must be broad enough to be able to involve women and men to become active role players in protecting our planet.

SOT: Sonia Chand Sandhu
Senior Advisor to the Vice President
Asian Development Bank
What we really need to drive home is some shifts in our traditional practices of providing services or building of an infrastructure.

SOT: Vijay Padmanabhan
Technical Advisor (Urban and Water)
Asian Development Bank
Climate change is more like a phenomenon. We need to start getting used to how we plan for it and also to design for it and factor it into our programs.

SOT: Lukasz Teofilak
Youth Advisor
Poland
I think that climate change is important because we will have a lot of problems with these droughts. For instance in Poland, the summers are very very hot.

SOT: Marta Pater
Youth Advisor
Poland
It affects all of us. We are the makers and we are the victims of our own actions.

SOT: Tyrrell Duncan
Technical Advisor (Transport)
Asian Development Bank
Unless the current patterns of use of transport change, sometime in the next 10 or 20 years transport could become the largest emitter of all sectors.

SOT: Nalimi Mittal
Youth Advisor
India
If we don’t protect our home where are we going to live?