Key COP27 contact list, including academics at the conference here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxford/Media%20COP27%20list.pdf
Expert comments as COP27 draws to a close
‘There is a sense on the ground that this COP could be the beginning of the end of 1.5 degrees….But this COP has also normalised the once radical notion of North-to-South loss and damage reparations. People are beginning to realise the dire warnings put forward by small island states for years will soon come home.
‘The most inspiring voices to me this COP were those of indigenous women, which rang loud and true with the wisdom we need to confront this crisis….It doesn’t have to be a zero sum game. We can and must all win together.’
Dr Linda Speight, a hydro-meteorologist, whose research seeks to develop early warning systems to improve disaster risk management, particularly for flooding, said:
‘As the climate changes and urban populations grow, the number of people around the world at risk of flooding is increasing. We must prepare for tomorrow’s climate today by investing in early warning and disaster management tools that support increased climate resilience.’
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