European Parliamentarians Welcome Development of the Global Adaptation Index

20110506153111enprnprn-global-adaptation-institute-logo-1y-1304695871mr

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Global Adaptation Institute’s Founding CEO, Dr. Juan Jose Daboub, gave the keynote address during the European Ideas Network (EIN) meeting today in Washington, D.C. Dr. Daboub described the Institute’s development of the Global Adaptation IndexTM (GaInTM), a tool for decision makers in the private and public sectors to prioritize investments in adaptation to climate change and other global forces. GaInTM will be unveiled this fall in the USA, Europe and on several other continents.

“The index will serve as a navigation chart and as a transparent mechanism for allocation of resources. GaInTM will become the ‘go to’ metric for investors seeking returns while helping resolve the effects of climate change on the most vulnerable people in society,” stated Dr. Daboub in opening remarks. “The index uses vulnerability and readiness indicators that will encourage policy makers to accelerate implementation of the right public policies in order to save lives and improve livelihoods,” he added.

Jaime Mayor Oreja, President of EIN, introduced Dr. Daboub to the Members of the EU Parliament, and described the Global Adaptation Institute as the first and only organization dedicated to promoting pragmatic solutions to adaptation, which addresses the effects of climate change. On behalf of the Parliamentarians he applauded the efforts in producing GaInTM, especially given the participation of European leaders and scientists in the process. “European parliamentarians welcome the Global Adaptation IndexTM effort. It is needed. It is urgent. It is important,” Oreja concluded.

The Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Institute is Spain’s former President, Jose Maria Aznar. U.S. investor Ken Hersh, CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, LLC, which has provided enormous support to this initiative, including a $10 million grant, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute.
Dr. Daboub emphasized that he is not bringing an “alarmist” message of unsurpassable problems resulting from climate change, urbanization, and economic and population growth. Rather, Dr. Daboub said he is “here to invite European countries to work with the Institute to encourage private sector adaptation solutions, because governments cannot do it alone.”

Beyond developing GaInTM, the Institute will incubate and underwrite projects in developing countries that demonstrate how the private sector can be involved in adaptation solutions and will raise the level of awareness about the urgent need to take action.

The Global Adaptation Institute TM is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c) 3 environmental organization guided by a vision of building resilience against climate change and other global forces as a key component to sustainable development. Visit us at: www.globalai.org


3 Responses to “European Parliamentarians Welcome Development of the Global Adaptation Index”

  1. I study here long does 60 mg strattera last “Remember, at 25, I had met my husband, but we weren’t together. We were just friends,” Osbourne, 60, began. “So, I’m here, (and) I didn’t have a boyfriend â?? I never did date a lot at that time anyway because I was not very dateable.”
    buy tretinoin cream 0.1 online uk European shares, the euro and major government bonds were all broadly stable as traders focused on the Ifo think tank’s latest reading on German business morale, due out later, expected to add to a picture of recovery in the region’s biggest economy.
    viagra online store australia Lockheed spokesman Keith Little said the company decided to file a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) because it did not believe the merits of its bid were properly considered during the Navy’s evaluation process.
    lasix 500 mg compresse But even a Mets fan who always lives for â??next yearâ? deserves better than â??okayâ? after his fourth brain surgery in 15 years. A good-hearted guy named Lou Damiano, whose kids play on the Bulldogs, sent me a note asking if I could ask the Mets to send Sal Jr. an autographed ball or hat to cheer him up.
    how to write a prescription for erythromycin â??These are two tremendous Yankees that have meant so much to this organization,â? Girardi said. â??This game comes to an end for all of us. Itâ??s hard to see guys go, but Iâ??ve always talked that the reality really doesnâ??t set in until you donâ??t see them in uniform.â?

  2. Quite insightful look frontward to coming back.|

  3. You have among the finest online websites.

    http://es.testosteron.space/

Leave a Reply

You can use these XHTML tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

ss_blog_claim=09f600f8621dcbdcc85df20ccc1d59ab