World Development Report 2010
Development and Climate Change
September 15, 2009 -- A new World Bank report says a climate smart world is achievable for developing countries, but only with financial and technical support from the developed world. The World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change also says high income countries must lead global action on climate change by reducing their own heavy carbon footprints.
Additional Video Soundbites
Justin Lin, Chief Economist & Sr. VP, Development Economics
+ Are countries using the financial crisis as an excuse to put climate change on the back-burner?
+ Message the developed world take from this report?
Rosina Bierbaum, World Development Report 2010 Co-Director
+ Impact of climate change on developing countries.
+ How well equipped is the developing world in dealing with climate change?
+ What should the developed world do?
Katherine Sierra, VP, Sustainable Development Network
+ Report's position regarding the trade-offs between energy access in developing countries and need to switch to lower-carbon options.
+ Examples of the World Bank's role in supporting climate-smart development particularly for developing countries.
+ Achieving a climate-smart world.
Marianne Fay, World Development Report 2010 Co-Director
+ What does the report say about affording mitigation costs which seem to be fairly high?
Climate Thinkers Video Clips
+ Xiaodong Wang
+ V Ramanatha
+ Rachata Jatabut
+ Rosina Bierbaum
+ Calestous Juma
+ William Kimosop
+ John Holdren
+ Jagdish Bhagwati
+ Carmen Pasto
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