Shiv Someshwar

Shiv Someshwar, Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, explains his reasons for being at COP16.  High level awareness of climate change has not always translated into robust management of climate shocks. Accessing the best available science for managing climate risks has not been easy. Nor is incentivising institutions to move from their customary reactive management to anticipatory management.  The work of IRI is highlighted across a range of sectors and spatial scales.