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Discussion: Adaptation, Climate Change & Development

A new report focuses on adaptation to climate change and offers recommendations to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable countries and communities.

At a recent panel discussion on the links between adaptation, climate change, and development at the House of Sweden in Washington, the Commission on Climate Change and Development presented its report, "Closing the Gaps: Exploring the Links Between Adaptation to Climate Change and Development."

Download the full report (PDF, 107 pages, 3.4 Mb).

The international Commission on Climate Change and Development was launched by the Swedish government in late 2007. The Commission examined adaptation to climate change and its links with development and disaster risk reduction and was asked to issue policy recommendations on how the resilience of vulnerable communities and countries can be strengthened through official development assistance (ODA), on appropriate institutional and financial architecture, and on the mobilization of new financial resources.


  • Gunilla Carlsson, Sweden's Minister for International Development Cooperation & Chair of the Commission on Climate Change and Development
  • Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director, Global Economy & Development, Brookings Institute
  • Mohamed El-Ashry, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation
  • Saroj Kumar Jha, Manager, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery, The World Bank

Moderator: Jonathan Lash, President, World Resources Institute

Members of the public are invited, but you must register beforehand to attend. Please RSVP to Oretta Tarkhani ( no later than Tuesday, May 12.

Friday, May 15th, 12:30-3:00pm
House of Sweden (map)
2900 K St NW
Washington, DC

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