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.

We will also be joined by Sherri Goodman, a senior vice president at CNA and expert on climate change and national security, along with WRI experts Jennifer Morgan and Ruth Greenspan Bell.

RSVP: Jessica Forres, WRI media officer, +1(202) 729-7736,