Dubbed as ‘Code Red for Humanity’, the Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report was recently released amidst unprecedented weather events across the world.
South Asia, in particular, is expected to face intensified monsoons and frequent heatwaves that will continue to threaten its people and ecosystems.
Join Professor Rajib Shaw as he contextualizes projected climate impacts for rural and urban South Asian communities, while Dr. Arun Bhatta responds to these risks by outlining national strategies to reduce human-induced climate change.
Professor Rajib Shaw is the Chair of the United Nations Science Technology Advisory Group (STAG) for disaster risk reduction; and also the Co-chair of the Asia Science Technology Academic Advisory Group (ASTAAG). He is also the CLA (Coordinating Lead Author) for the Asia chapter of IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report and recipient of the prestigious “Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA)” in 2021 for his contribution to the education sector.
Dr. Arun Bhatta is Under Secretary (Technical) at Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFe). He has worked for more than two decades in the government sector, focusing on agriculture and food security, income diversification, climate change, ecosystem-based adaptation, and resilience building. Read another one of his interviews here.
00:00 Welcome by the Moderator
00:57 IPCC Report
03:05 Prof Rajib Shaw
12:02 Dr. Arun Bhatta
‘Climate Talks’ is a panel discussion series launched by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) to share information on the impact of climate change across different sectors and the urgency of adaptation at the policy and public levels. The series is an outcome of the ADPC’s Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia project supported by the World Bank.