Climate Action Summit Interviews

Climate Action Summit Interviews

Watch Connect4Climate's interviews with business leaders, governor representatives and civil society over at the Climate Action Summit 2016 at Peoples Haus digital media zone.

Hakima El Haite, Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment of the Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment of Morocco, highlights the need of swithcing to a low carbon emissions civilization, in order to achieve what was stated at COP 21 in Paris, last year.


Austin Blackmon, Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space at City of Boston, shares is passion about taking action on climate change and the important role of cities in terms of solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change.

John T. Dickert, Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin claims the importance of acting now to mitigate the impacts of climate change, so that "The future of our children and grandchildren  won't be worse off because of our inaction".

Jeffrey Sachs, Professor and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, highlights that cities around the world will have different types of adaptation to what was agreed at COP21 last year.

Peter Bakker, CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development interviewed by Max Thabiso Edkins from Connect4Climate at the People's Haus Media Hub during the climate Action 2016.

"There is no city too small to have an impact [on climate change actions]", stated Shpend Ahmeti, Mayor of Prishtina, Kosovo, interviewed by Max Thabiso Edkins from Connect4Climate at #peopleshaus Media Hub during the #ClimateAction.

Angie Fyfe, Director of Resource Efficiency and Renewable Energy at ICLEI in USA on "How cities should be included in climate action plans?".

"We have to change ourselves, use less, consume less. We have to be smarter", a great advise from Oyun Sanjaarusen, President of UNEA and Member of Mongolia's Parliament interviewed by Max Thabiso Edkins from Connect4Climate today at #peopleshaus during the #ClimateAction.

"This is an urgent issue and the thing that is standing in the way of action is that we have to transition to a whole new economy, and the world leaders need to be willing to take the lead to make sure this happens", states Ken Berlin, CEO of The Climate Reality Project.