Coping with Climate Change — How the Vulnerable Must Adapt: An IDRC-sponsored Panel
Montreal, Canada - What can be done to cope with the scourge of global warming? Hear from those already trying to adjust to climate change as well as those researching the best ways to adapt to the challenge.
Climate change is already threatening vulnerable areas such as the Arctic and Sub-Saharan Africa and undermining traditional ways of life. Vulnerable populations in the developing world are facing more droughts and extreme temperatures resulting in increased food and water insecurity, deepening poverty and greater mortality and disease.
Urgent action is needed to find ways to face what many feel is the most critical issue facing the world today. What can be done to cope with the scourge of global warming? Hear from those already trying to adjust to climate change as well as those researching the best ways to adapt to the challenge.
June 10, 2008
10:15 to noon
Hotel Hilton Bonaventure
Chair: Maureen O’Neil, President, IDRC
John M.R. Stone, Vice-chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s Working Group II, Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies Department, Carleton University; Senior Fellow, IDRC
Patricia Cochran, Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council, Alaska
Nathalie Beaulieu, Senior Program Officer, Climate Change Adaptation Program, IDRC, Senegal
Salamatu Garba, Coordinator, Women Farmers Advancement Network, Nigeria
Full day program can be found at www.conferencedemontreal.com
Free passes are available for this panel. They also give you access to all events organized that day, including the lunch and evening reception.