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Climate Change: Alternative Views on Vulnerability

In Conjunction with the Opening of the 67th UN General Assembly
Flooding in Kurigram district, Bangladesh, photographed on June 30, 2012. (PlanAsia/Flickr)

In the run-up to Durban COP 17 in December 2011, representatives of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), led by Bangladesh, called for world leaders to address the issue of climate change more directly as the globe continues to feel the impact of global warming. The CVF also commissioned DARA an updated edition of its 2010 Climate Vulnerability Monitor.

As a follow-up, Asia Society will present, in cooperation with DARA and the Government of Bangladesh, the 2012 launch of DARA's 2nd Climate Vulnerability Monitor, including a presentation of the report's findings; statements by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and other global leaders; and a panel discussion featuring stakeholders from the UN system, private sector and civil society. The event will be held in association with TckTckTck, the Global Campaign for Climate Action.

The new edition of the Monitor will be the most comprehensive study yet made public on the current global impact of climate change and the carbon economy. The updated report will provide entirely revised and important new estimates of costs to the world economy and for 184 countries today and in the near future. Dozens of leading experts and authorities on climate change, economic development and humanitarian policy issues are involved in the report's development as advisors or technical reviewers.

Political leaders from the 20 governments that commissioned the study for the Climate Vulnerable Forum are supporting the report's launch.

Program Agenda
Registration: 9:00-9:30 am
Launch Session: 9:30-11:00 am
Coffee Break: 11:00-11:30 am
Panel Discussion: 11:30 am-12:55 pm
Luncheon: 12:55-2:00 pm

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Event Details

Wed 26 Sep 2012
9:30am - 2:00pm

725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)

Free admission (registration required)