2022 Emissions Gap Report issued by the UN in October 2022 highlighted that policies currently in place point to a 2.8°C temperature rise by the end of the century. Implementation of the current pledges will make only a negligible difference. Extreme heatwaves, drought and devastating flooding have affected millions and cost billions in 2022—those least responsible for climate change are suffering the most—as was seen with the flooding in Pakistan and the long-running drought in the Horn of Africa. In this conversation we will discuss: Are goals of the Paris Climate Agreement out of reach now? What would you do to bend the global GHG emission curve within this decade? Why has there been so little progress on adaptation finance when millions of people are already facing acute impacts of climate change?