Lewis was in Glasgow for the UN Climate Conference (COP26), where he used the story of his pioneering swim across the Ilulissat Icefjord to demonstrate the speed of the Climate Crisis, to urge world leaders to move beyond long-term commitments and towards immediate action.

“What I witnessed in greenland is the most visceral example of what is happening to our planet because of our failure to reduce emissions. it is not an abstract possibility for the future. it is real and it is happening now.”

Lewis Pugh

UN Patron of Oceans

COP26 Conversations