Press release

Climate change impacts greatest on developing countries, act now panelists urge

November 28, 2005

Senior Officials from many developing countries attending Development and Adaptation Days

Montreal — Sharing their countries' experiences and concerns around climate change, what it means for the livelihoods of their people, and how they are responding to change is the focus of the two day parallel event Development and Adaptation Days at COP-11 in Montreal.

  • Who:
    • Christine Churcher, Minister for Science and Environment, Ghana
    • Liana Bratisadai, Deputy Minister for Environmental Conservation, Indonesia
    • Mohan Munasinghe, Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

In addition, over 35 panelists will speak at six sessions on a host of different topics areas. The sessions topics include: Linking Development and Climate Change; Health and Climate Change; Disaster Management and Climate Change; Adaptation Science; Community-based Adaptation; Experience with National Adaptation Programmes of Action, as well as high level panel discussions. For a full agenda, please click here.

  • What: Development and Adaptation Days, part of the Understanding and Preparing for Change Parallel Event

  • When:
    • Day 1: Development Day, Saturday, December 3, 2005 (9:00-5:45)
    • Day 1: Reception, Saturday, December 3, 2005 (5:45-7:30)
    • Day 2: Adaptation Day, Sunday, December 4, 2005 (9:00-5:45)

  • Where: Guy Favreau Complex, Conference Centre

  • Why: For many of the world's most vulnerable communities climate change is already a reality and their priority is finding strategies for adapting to change and to voice these practical concerns in the international decision making processes.

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