Global Adaptation Institute Featured in WSJ Op-ed

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A Dec. 12, 2011 Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal notes that the Global Adaptation Index™ “shows how vulnerable countries are to global warming and how prepared they are to tackle it.”

The author, Copenhagen Consensus Center Director and Copenhagen Business School Adjunct Professor Bjørn Lomborg, argues for increased focus on adaptation following conclusion of UNFCCC negotiations in Durban, South Africa:

The first step in focusing on adaptation is measuring it. The Global Adaptation Institute, led by former World Bank Managing Director Juan Jose Daboub, publishes the Global Adaptation Index, which shows how vulnerable countries are to global warming and how prepared they are to tackle it. The challenge lies not merely in reducing vulnerability but also in getting the structures in place so governments and investors can tackle adaptation in the most effective manner possible. The good news is we can improve lives today while building the crucial infrastructure needed for tomorrow.

Read more of the article here.