David Cadman on adaptation and sustainable development

David Cadman, the president of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, discusses his organizations beliefs that an adaptation panel should be put together with a local representative on the board and that the Kyoto Protocol should continue. He discusses the gap between current climate policy and current climate science understanding. He asks for the governments of the world to get together and recognize that fact. He also discusses how 92% of the development in cities is currently funded by the cities themselves, but how in developing countries they are going to need outside help to access resources for sustainable development. He calls for all future development to be done with sustainability in mind to avoid future costs.

Interviewed by Elena Capaldi on December 7, 2011, COP 17, Durban, South Africa