9:00—10:30 AM
Center for Global Development, Second Floor Conference Center, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room #2006, Washington, DC

Climate Vulnerability Indices and Adaptation Finance

The Center for Global Development and DARA present a roundtable on

Climate Vulnerability Indices and Adaptation Finance

Monday, October 1, 2012
**Light breakfast will be served at 8:30am**

Remarks by
H.E. Muni Figueres
Ambassador to the US, Embassy of Costa Rica

H.E. Dipu Moni
Foreign Minister, People's Republic of Bangladesh

Michele de Nevers
Visiting Senior Associate, Center for Global Development

Kirk Hamilton
Lead Economist, World Bank

Ross Mountain
Director General, DARA

Lawrence MacDonald
Vice President, Communications and Policy Outreach
Center for Global Development

To increase understanding of climate vulnerability indices and their use in allocating finance, the Center for Global Development and DARA, a Madrid-based organization committed to improving the effectiveness of aid for people suffering from conflict, disasters and climate change, are organizing a roundtable discussion. Speakers will outline three vulnerability indices developed by DARA, CGD, and the World Bank together with the London School of Economics and discuss their use for allocating adaptation funds. Participants will include government representatives from Bangladesh and Costa Rica as well as academics and representatives of think tanks and civil society organizations working on climate change adaptation issues.

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