How can governments help people, communities and firms manage the risks of climate change? What are the key policies to support governments to address residual risk from natural disasters or manage the macro-fiscal risks posed by a changing climate? How can they ensure critical infrastructure is protected when natural disasters strike? And how can countries fully integrate adaptation into their development strategies?

Drawing on the recent report, The Adaptation Principles, a group of experts from around the world will look at the underlying principles needed to help countries adapt and be resilient to the risks they face. Join us for a virtual discussion on December 1, 2020, co-hosted by the World Bank and World Resources Institute. The event is part of Adaptation Week, a virtual campaign that brings people together to highlight the urgency of climate adaptation and a resilient recovery.


  • Christina Chan, Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI (moderator)
  • Bernice van Bronkhorst, Global Director, Climate Change, World Bank
  • James Daniel, Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Vel Gnanendran, Climate and Environment Director, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, United Kingdom
  • Stéphane Hallegatte, Lead Economist, Climate Change, World Bank
  • Maite Rodriguez, Program Coordinator, Guatemala Foundation
  • Clare Shakya, Director, Climate Change, International Institute for Environment and Development