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Sims Gallagher speaks to NPR about COP28 expectations

In advance of this year's UN climate summit, NPR interviewed Switzer Fellow Kelly Sims Gallagher, an environment and resource policy expert and dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University about her expectations for the COP28. Highlights include the impact of “the back-and-forth from the United States” on the Paris agreement, the implications of the summit taking place in “the UAE, one of the world's top oil producers” and against the backdrop of conflict in the Middle East and globe, and signs of hope that Kelly sees from her time working at the White House. 

Listen to the interview and read a transcript here