Commission on Climate Change and Development

Posted by Trish Riley, May 15, 2009

World leaders are making plans to address climate change:

“A path for financing smart economic development through strong institutions was announced today by a 14-person commission appointed to advise political leaders on climate change.

“People at risk need democratic and political institutions to listen to their needs and concerns. In the age of climate change, the institutions of accountable and responsible government are more important than ever,” said Gunilla Carlsson, chair of The Commission on Climate Change and Development and the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation.”

“Adaptation is more than ‘climate proofing,’” said Jonathan Lash, a member of the commission and president of the World Resources Institute. “It will require resources far beyond existing official development assistance, but it is a moral and strategic necessity.”

Commission on Climate Change and Development.

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