Please join the World Resources Institute (WRI) for a discussion and presentation by Mohamed El-Ashry, a board member of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), on the Arab Forum’s recently released report on how climate change is affecting the Middle East.
The report, ‘Impact of Climate Change on the Arab Countries’ is the second of a series of annual reports produced by AFED. It analyzes the Arab response to the urgent need for adaptation measures, and uses the latest research findings to describe the vulnerabilities of natural and human systems in the Arab world to climate change and the impacts on each sector of human activity. The report also discusses options for a post-Kyoto regime and outlines the state of international negotiations in this regard.
Friday, January 29, 2010, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
World Resources Institute 10 G Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 (Metro: Red Line to Union Station)
Mohamed El-Ashry, board member, Arab Forum for Environment and Development
Jennifer Morgan, director, Climate and Energy Program, WRI
Ruth Greenspan Bell, director, U.S. Climate Policy, WRI
Sherri Goodman, senior vice president, CNA
Jessica Forres, WRI media officer, +1(202) 729-7736, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Mohamed El-Ashry: Dr. El-Ashry is a senior fellow with the UN Foundation and a board member of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development. He served as chief executive officer and chairman of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) from 1994 to 2003. Prior to joining the GEF he served as the chief environmental advisor to the president and director of the Environment Department at the World Bank, as senior vice president of WRI, and as director of environmental quality with the Tennessee Valley Authority. For a full biography, please go here.
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