Water Pump in Rwanda

Water pump in Rwanda (Photo courtesy Jon Gos, Creative Commons)

Subsistence Farming in Altiplano, Bolivia

Subsistence farming in Bolivia (Photo courtesy United Nations, Creative Commons)

By: Cristina López, GAIN

Forum Global Agenda Council on Climate Change

The Founding CEO of the Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) Dr. Juan José Daboub, pictured right, met in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Climate Change, which he serves as the Global Chair.

Opening Remarks-Dr Schabb ( president of WEF) + Sheik Mohamed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum (ruler of Dubai)

GAIN’s Dr. Daboub Joins Fellow Council Members to Explore Practical Solutions

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12-16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy took off the face of this buildingReuters AlertNet released the article “Index aims to guide adaptation investment,” which highlights the Global Adaptation Institute’s (GAIN) annual update of its open-source, open-data tool – the

Munich Re, a reinsurance company headquartered in Princeton, N.J., was featured in an article this week from Reuters, “Reinsurers should price in rise in natural disasters –Munich Re.”

The article states that “climate-driven disasters accounted for US$510 billion of insured losses in North America between 1980 and 2011, the highest amount anywhere for claims against natural catastrophes,” according to a recent Munich Re study.

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