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Our selection of videos on this month's theme: Climate Action

 

Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory

This public lecture was hosted in conjunction with the EU COST Action Programme IS1101 "Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory".

 

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Economic Development and the Paris Climate Agreement
Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, joins Mark Tercek, president and chief executive officer at the Nature Conservancy, to discuss the World Bank Group’s efforts regarding climate change and a global climate agreement in Paris in 2015. Kim outlines an economic plan for a global response to climate change, emphasizing that the Paris treaty must involve economic transformation if the world is to successfully reach zero net emissions before 2100.

 

Adapting to a changing climate in Southern Africa
This short film captures the key messages and debates emerging from the first Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium, held in November 2013 and co-hosted by Mistra Urban Futures Cape Town platform's Climate Change Think Tank, a partnership within the Knowledge Transfer Programme. Members of the partnership include The University of Cape Town's African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), the Adaptation Network, SANBI, the National Implementing Entity for the Adaptation Fund, the National Research Foundation, and the Western Cape Government.

 

Adapting to climate change in Eastern and Southern Africa
In Africa, millions will suffer from climate change impacts on agriculture, water availability, ecosystem services and biodiversity. It's urgent for countries in the region to take action to reduce vulnerability and enhance local communities' capacity to adapt.

 

Factoring climate change into local development strategies: Latin America, the Carribean & Africa
Watch this Discussion Forum on the second day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2014, in Lima, Peru, during COP20. Climate-Smart Territories (CST) means socio-geographical spaces where actors collaborate to optimize ecosystem services and agricultural production for the improvement of human well-being in the face of climate change.

 

Climate Change: Why you should be angry and why anger isn't enough: John Ashton at TEDxBedfordSchool
One of the world's top climate diplomats, John Ashton is now an independent commentator and adviser on the politics of climate change. From 2006-12 he served as Special Representative for Climate Change to three successive UK Foreign Secretaries, spanning the current Coalition and the previous Labour Government. He was a cofounder and, from 2004-6, the first Chief Executive of the think tank E3G. From 1978-2002, after a brief period as a research astronomer, he was a career diplomat, with a particular focus on China. He is a visiting professor at the London University School of Oriental and African Studies, and a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College.

 

Why I don't care about 'Climate Change' | David Saddington | TEDxTeen
You don't care about climate change right? Because it's a bunch words of things that don't affect your daily life. Think again. In this provocative talk, Saddington gives us a new lens on climate change. It's a game changer.

 

A simple and smart way to fix climate change | Dan Miller | TEDxOrangeCoast
Dan Miller shares his passion and empathy for saving our planet. While focusing on a simple solution to help fix climate change, he alerts us on our responsibilities as engaged citizens to be involved and take urgent actions towards the environment, our planet, and our society.

 

Adapting to a changing climate
A new video documentary by the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee aims at raising awareness on climate change adaptation. The 20 minute documentary “Adapting to a changing climate” introduces viewers to the topic of climate change adaptation, weaving in inspiring stories of adaptation action and interviews with experts.

 

The reality of climate change | David Puttnam | TEDxDublin
David Puttnam looks at Climate Change through different lenses, all of which reveal the unsustainable ways in which we are living. Climate Change is real, but throughout history humans have failed to set political and economic concerns aside for our greater good. Will we ignore this latest warning?

 

Global warming - fact or fiction? David Bromwich at TEDxColumbus
Global warming - fact or fiction? David Bromwich at TEDxColumbus

 

Climate change and agricultural adaptation
Stanford Environmental Earth System Science Assistant Professor David Lobell discusses what food policy experts should understand about future climate and how it will affect food security, investments in adaptation. Commentary by ACCA's Fatima Denton. This is the sixth lecture in Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Environment's Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium series.

 

Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation
This seminar, by one of the founders of climate change research, Prof. Stephen Schneider from Stanford University contrasts the typical economists view of Mitigation and Adaptation trade off versus the views he holds - that we must adapt to what we can't avoid, and avoid what we can't adapt to...

 

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

 

Global Adaptation Atlas
Global Adaptation Atlas

 

Also look at our Climate Change Videophile

 

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