Date(s) - 27/10/2022
Warwick District UNA will hold a Zoom meeting on 27 October to hear Dr. Alina Averchenkova from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science address the meeting on Climate change issues and what can we expect from the COP27.
The past several months have been filled with climate-related headlines all over the world, and unfortunately, they haven’t been very positive.
From unprecedented deadly flooding in Pakistan and Chad, hurricanes on the east coast of USA to the intense droughts in the Greater Horn of Africa, United States, and Europe, Australia and record-breaking heat waves in China – together with other extreme weather events including wildfires – the whole planet is feeling the wrath of climate change. “As we continue to see more and more extreme weather events around the world, it is outrageous that climate action is being put on the back burner as global emissions of greenhouse gases are still rising, putting all of us – everywhere – in growing danger”, the UN Secretary-General said at the 2022 opening session of the UN General Assembly.
Alina will talk about the issues facing all of us on Climate Change, the progress made internationally on climate action to date and the expectations from the UN Climate talks at COP27 taking place from 7th to 18th November in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt.
Dr. Alina Averchenkova is a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and a visiting Senior Fellow at the Royal Elcano Institute. With over 20 years of experience on climate change and international development, Alina’s current work focuses on national climate governance and legislation.
Alina also advises policy makers, parliaments, and international institutions. She is member of the advisory board to the Carbon Neutrality Coalition and a founding member of the Knowledge Network on Climate Assemblies (KNOCA). Her past experience includes international consultancy KPMG, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), a carbon asset manager First Climate and the Environmental Defence Fund. Alina holds a PhD in Economics and International Development from the University of Bath.