Global Partners to Launch Major New Report on Climate Adaptation

In the face of extreme weather events and other environmental changes related to climate change, international partners are releasing: Decision Making in a Changing Climate, the latest edition of the World Resources Report. The report, by the World Resources Institute, UNDP, UNEP and the World Bank, focuses on climate change adaptation and decisions by national leaders with a focus on developing countries. The report will be launched via a press teleconference on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. ET.

From massive droughts in the Horn of Africa to record rainfall in the United States to wildfires in Brazil demonstrate, the world is witnessing the types of challenges national leaders face in adapting to climate change. According to global insurance company, Munich Re, there were more than 950 natural disasters in 2010, 90 percent of which were weather-related, costing a total of at least $130 billion.

The report draws on real-world case studies from Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Mali, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, and Vietnam.

The press call is open to international media and will feature remarks and a two-way Q&A session with media.

Launch of the World Resources Report 2010-2011: Decision Making in a Changing Climate

Manish Bapna, Interim President, World Resources Institute
Olav Kjørven, Director of the Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP
Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group (from South Africa)
Kaveh Zahedi, Coordinator, Climate Change Program, UNEP

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
9:00 a.m. ET
Note: Media should call-in 5-10 minutes prior to the start time

To participate, media should dial:
United States: (888) 942-9261
International: + (415) 228-4959
Conference code: WRR

For more information, contact: Michael Oko, Tel. +(202) 729-7684;