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World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change

 
World Development Report 2010
Development and Climate Change
Overview:

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.

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  • 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
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    V Ramanatha
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    Rachata Jatabut
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    Rosina Bierbaum
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    Calestous Juma
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    William Kimosop
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    John Holdren
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    Jagdish Bhagwati
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    Carmen Pasto


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