Patricia Espinosa is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the foundational 1994 international agreement on climate action most recently elaborated in the 2015 Paris Agreement. In a make-or-break year for climate action, Espinosa reflects on the climate emergency, urging a unity of purpose. Since climate knows no boundaries, bold action is in the best interest of everyone.
00:00 – Where are we are on climate action right now?
02:06 – Is committing to net-zero emissions by 2050 an important framework to mobilize action?
06:26 – What would success look like at COP26?
09:44 – Explain where we are on carbon markets
17:35 – How to gain traction on climate finance?
25:46 – What can we learn from the scientific response to COVID-19?
31:19 – What do you say to youth?