Spotlight: Managing Climate Risks and Disasters in Africa: Is there a Business Opportunity?


Thomas Kerr, Director, Head of Climate Change Initiatives at the World Economic Forum (WEF), discusses how businesses can help deliver solutions to climate risks and disasters in Africa in his recent WEF blog post Managing Climate Risks and Disasters in Africa: Is there a Business Opportunity? Kerr notes the many emerging investment opportunities for the private sector:

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Dr. Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño, Guest Commentary Featured in La Razón

The Global Adaptation Institute’s (GAIN) Dr. Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño published a commentary, “Más Acción, Menos Palabras,” in the Madrid-based daily newspaper, La Razón. Sanchez, Director of Science & Technology at GAIN, notes that in the wake of no clear path forward on tackling climate mitigation, concrete steps taken by world leaders attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting can harness the power of the private sector in helping those most vulnerable adapt to the challenges of climate change and other global forces:

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Kenneth Hersh, GAIN Board of Directors Chairman, Leads Panel on Adaptation at the World Economic Forum, January 26

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Mr. Kenneth Hersh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN), led a panel on adaptation at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 26, 2012. Read how he and other business, government and academic leaders are addressing adaptation challenges in the WEF summary document Adapting to Climate Risk.

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GAIN Board Member, Robert Edwards, Interviewed by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) interviewed Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) Board Member, Robert Edwards, in its “Ask a Leader" video series. Edwards discusses the progress being made at Davos in shifting the climate debate toward adaptation.

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The Importance of Adaptation Surfaces at the World Economic Forum

Issues important to adaptation were featured in several meetings held during the first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Impressions - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012

Executives from Rio Tinto, Nestlé and SABMiller participated in the session, “The Natural Resource Context,” and discussed the challenges of resource management in the water, food and energy sectors. A WEF summary of the meeting includes a statement on responding to climate change: “Responses to climate change need to be more than a knee-jerk reaction to the ‘issue of the year’ and should concentrate on much more than simply carbon dioxide emissions.”

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