Adapt Lock-in Project Interviews Outputs

Tyndall Centre podcast features Adapt Lock-in researchers

At the end of July, Meghan Alexander and Tim Rayner appeared on the high-profile Tyndall Talks podcast to discuss the Adapt Lock-in project’s perspective on the increasingly evident ‘adaptation gap’.

The conversation covered the nature of lock-in dynamics, recent experience of overheating buildings and water scarcity in England, as well as the launch of a revised National Adaptation Programme in the summer of 2023. Readers can find it here:

Why is there an adaptation gap? – Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Lisanne Groen interviewed for GreenDeal-NET

Adapt Lock-in project researcher Lisanne Groen was interviewed in May as part of a new podcast series focusing on aspects of the EU’s European Green Deal, being produced by the GreenDeal-NET network. In the podcast, entitled Adapt or bust? Managing the impacts of climate change, she discussed findings from the Adapt Lock-in project. You can find the recording here.

Mental Health

“We are not equal when it comes to heat” – Interview with Dr Lisanne Groen

Adapt Lock-in researcher, Dr Lisanne Groen, gave a recent interview with Missions Publiques on the intrinsic links between climate change and health.

Here are some key take home messages:

  • Climate change not only impacts physical health but also has significant implications for mental health. For instance, mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder may result from exposure to climate-related hazards such as floods.
  • Climate change exacerbates health inequalities, and it is vital that this is recognised policy responses to climate change.
  • However, mental health under climate change is still not on the radar in many countries. There is a need to raise the profile of mental health and ensure policies are designed accordingly.

Lisanne also talks about a range of other issues, such as the importance of including indigenous peoples’ knowledge in European climate policies and ensuring that consultation processes are inclusive and accessible to all. She also reflects on the role of the EU in international environmental negotiations.

The full article can be accessed HERE

Climate anxiety and why it’s not all bad, explained to children

Several German newspapers published an interview with Julie King on September 16th. Julie explains to children all about climate anxiety, why it occurs, what to do about it, and how it can actually be helpful for inspiring action. Climate anxiety, or “Klimaangst” in German, describes of chronic uncertainty, worry, stress, and apprehensive expectation caused the climate crisis. “Klimangst” is a sort of umbrella term that also describes the frustration, helplessness, anger and hopeless, among many other emotions, stemming from witnessing extreme events on the news, thinking about the climate crisis, and the widespread inaction to mitigate and adapt.

“Klima angst” interview with Julie King