UN Climate Change
The Paris Agreement is a game changer. It represents a major turning point in our collective efforts to address climate change. But what does that really mean? And what needs to happen next?
To learn more, we sat down with Nick Nuttall, the Spokesperson and Director of Communications for the United Nations Climate Change secretariat. In the interview, Mr. Nuttall explains that within the Paris Agreement, "there is a fundamental recognition that we will now basically decarbonize the global economy and it is now irrevocable."
Mr. Nuttall speaks about the significance of the upcoming UN ceremony in New York City on 22 April, where more than 100 countries will sign the Paris Agreement. He also ties in the importance of the Momentum for Change initiative and how showcasing climate action already underway around the world can help build ambition for even deeper and faster action.
"Now is the time for every single person to actually do their bit," said Mr. Nuttall. "You can be part in so many different ways, whether you're in a poor country, a rich country, you can actually make a difference and actually have a better life."
Listen to the interview below, and subscribe to the Momentum for Change podcast. To stay connected with Momentum for Change, subscribe to the e-newsletter. If you're leading a results-driven climate action project, be sure to apply for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards by 25 April.