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Podcast: Climate adaptation

In this episode of Connecting the Dots, we discuss an important yet often ignored component of the global response to climate change: climate adaptation.

2 min read

Episode summary

In this episode, Mikael Mikaelsson, a policy fellow from the Stockholm Environment Institute, shares how companies and people can adapt to climate change. We also explore the interconnected nature of climate impacts across borders – the so-called transboundary climate risks – as we understand our own role in saving the planet.

Tune in now for this insightful conversation about climate adaptation and how to safeguard a more resilient world.

Why listen

Climate adaptation is a critical component of the global response to climate change. It aims to protect people, livelihoods, and ecosystems by altering lifestyles, processes, governance, and infrastructure.

5 key takeaways

  1. Climate change is a pressing issue, and everyone has significant responsibility and potential to shape the present and future.

  2. Climate action is divided between mitigation and adaptation. The former is about minimizing and trying to avoid the impacts of climate change; the latter is about managing and dealing with the impacts happening right now.

  3. Understanding what we are adapting to is important: Doing risk analyses and understanding the different scenarios of climate change is a pre-requisite of any adaptation.

  4. Transboundary climate risks refer to the impact climate hazards can have across borders, continents, and oceans.

  5. Mikael shares that climate action is an investment, and governments, individuals, and companies can make the difference by adapting to climate change.

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