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ADVISORY: WRI and IMF to Host Major Speech by Lord Stern

“Fostering Growth and Poverty Reduction in a World of Immense Risk”

Live webcast, video, and PowerPoint presentation available at bit.ly/sterndc

In the six turbulent years after the ground-breaking Stern Review, the risks of unmanaged climate change are substantially higher. On Tuesday, April 2, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Resources Institute (WRI) will co-host a major speech by Lord Nicholas Stern analyzing how the risks have changed, and arguing that the transition to the low-carbon economy is an opportunity for growth and poverty reduction.

Lord Stern will be introduced by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF, with commentary by Dr. Andrew Steer, President, WRI. Closing remarks will be delivered by Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank.

This event will include an interactive discussion and is open to the media.

WHAT:
Address by Lord Nicholas Stern on “Fostering Growth and Reducing Poverty in a World of Immense Risk” co-hosted by IMF and WRI.

WHO:
Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair, Grantham Research Institute
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO, WRI
Rachel Kyte,Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

TIME:
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Note: Guests should arrive 15 minutes early to register; Photo ID required

WHERE:
IMF Headquarters
Building 2, Conference Hall 1
1900 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Please use #sterndc to tweet about this event. We will take questions via Twitter.

RESOURCES
Live webcast, video, and PowerPoint presentation available at bit.ly/sterndc

RSVP required to press@wri.org

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