Monica Araya - Independent Advisor on Climate Change from Costa Rica
John Vidal - Environment Editor, The Guardian
Amal-Lee Amin - Associate Director, E3G
Tom Mitchell - Head of Programme, Climate and Environment, ODI
Hugh Muir- Diary Editor, The Guardian
Ahead of the next round of UN global climate talks in Warsaw, in November, the UK's Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Guardian's Global Development site are hosting a global conversation on climate change to explore what's at stake for poor countries. What can be expected from the COP19 talks and how is the world responding – or not – to climate change? Who's put money behind mitigation and adaptation efforts – and where is it going? What are the particular challenges facing developing countries?
Join the conversation in London from 12:30-14:00 GMT on 7 November 2013 at the Overseas Development Institute. Guardian journalist Hugh Muir will chair the debate. Panellists include John Vidal, the Guardian's environment editor, Monica Araya, an Independent Advisor on Climate Change from Costa Rica and Shelagh Whitley, Research Fellow in ODI's Climate and Environment programme.
The first part of the event, which will be recorded as the November edition of the Guardian's Global development podcast, will focus on the Warsaw talks and what needs to happen in order to help poor countries deal with the challenges of climate change. The second session will look more deeply at climate finance, where current funds are going, and how to more effectively raise and distribute resources.