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Risk and Resilience in the Era of Climate Change


Vinod Thomas, Author of Risk and Resilience in the Era of Climate Change


  • Nancy Birdsall, President Emerita, Center for Global Development
  • Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Department; Associate Visiting Professor, Columbia University
  • Shahid Yusuf, Chief Economist, The Growth Dialogue, George Washington University School of Business; Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development


Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development

Please join the Center for Global Development for the launch of Risk and Resilience in the Era of Climate Change, a new book by Vinod Thomas. The book highlights that the risks from climate change are already here, and that to respond the world needs to fundamentally alter its pattern of economic growth to be more sustainable. While the risks are well recognized, the tangible next steps needed to transform economies is lacking. In this book, Thomas provides a pathway forward with fundamental revisions to the teaching and practice of business and economics so that resilience, disaster prevention and global collaboration are key features of development practice and economic policy making. 

Join CGD as Vinod Thomas shares some of the key ideas and lessons from the book, and other experts engage in a moderated discussion on the findings and their implications.

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