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Michele de Nevers is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development specializing in climate finance issues. Before joining CGD she was a Visiting Fellow at the Global Economic Governance Programme at University College, Oxford. From 1981 to 2010 she worked for the World Bank, including as Senior Manager of the Environment Department and Director at the World Bank Institute. In the Environment Department she led the preparation of the WB's corporate Environment Strategy and the global consultations on the Bank’s Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change Michele holds an MS in Management, with a concentration in Finance, from MIT and a BA in Bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley.
In a break with the post-World War II practice of international organizations being headquartered in either Europe or the US, South Korea beat five nations to become the host of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a new entity that may become a key player in international efforts to avert runaway climate change. The GCF interim secretariat announced late last month that Songdo International Business District, a gleaming new satellite city adjacent to South Korea’s main airport, won the competition to host the fund. The decision is expected to be confirmed at the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will get underway in Doha, Qatar, later this month.
Remarks byH.E. Muni Figueres
Ambassador to the US, Embassy of Costa Rica
H.E. Dipu Moni
Foreign Minister, People's Republic of Bangladesh
FeaturingMichele de Nevers
Visiting Senior Associate, Center for Global Development
Lead Economist, World Bank
Director General, DARA
Vice President, Communications and Policy Outreach
Center for Global Development
To increase understanding of climate vulnerability indices and their use in allocating finance, the Center for Global Development and DARA, a Madrid-based organization committed to improving the effectiveness of aid for people suffering from conflict, disasters and climate change, are organizing a roundtable discussion. Speakers will outline three vulnerability indices developed by DARA, CGD, and the World Bank together with the London School of Economics and discuss their use for allocating adaptation funds. Participants will include government representatives from Bangladesh and Costa Rica as well as academics and representatives of think tanks and civil society organizations working on climate change adaptation issues.