What is the most important thing for governments to do in scaling up climate adaptation experiences and projects, one of the conference panels was asked this morning.

“Listen to children. They tell you smart things” – Nick Hall, Plan International

“Improve access to resources and information” – Arivudai Nambi Appadurai, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, India

“Government must pave the way for children… and everybody must be made aware of climate risk” – Legesse Gebremeskel, Ethiopian Environmental Protection Agency

“Public education and information dissemination … and make sure communities are able to communicate with policymakers” – Jeremiah Mushosho, ZERO Regional Environment Programme, Zimbabwe

“Every annual budget must make finance available to the department of climate change or institutions dealing with the issue. Without money, it will all be just talk” – Nahau Rooney, Manus Provincial Government, Papua New Guinea

Which reply do you think provoked applause? Hint: it wasn’t one of the first four.

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