• Ex-UN leader helps launch climate 'adaptation' initiative

    1 month ago - By Chron

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other dignitaries have launched an initiative to accelerate and expand ways for the world to adapt to climate change.
    Ban is leading the Global Commission on Adaptation with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva. Its mandate is to encourage the development of measures to manage the effects of climate change through technology, planning and investment.
    The commission got underway in The Hague on Tuesday, a week after a United Nations panel warned that preventing an extra single...
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  • Bill Gates and Ban Ki-moon are recruiting mayors, heads of state, and finance pros around the world on a last-minute quest to save us from catastrophic heat, drought and flooding

    Bill Gates and Ban Ki-moon are recruiting mayors, heads of state, and finance pros around the world on a last-minute quest to save us from catastrophic heat, drought and flooding

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    On Tuesday, 28 commissioners and 17 countries around the world banded together to form the Global Commission on Adaptation.
    Their task for the next year will be to figure out the best ways to both fight and cope with the dramatic, disastrous effects of life on a hotter planet .
    The program is led by Bill Gates, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva.
    The commission also includes 25 other leaders from around the globe, including the mayors of Miami and Paris, as well as China's environment minister.
    The 17 countries on board include big players in the world's energy economy...
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