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Capacity-building workshop on forthcoming World Bank Report

03/21/2014 - To share insights on a forthcoming report for the World Bank, including data and modelling, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) recently hosted a workshop for regional scientists. The report will provide analyses of climate change impacts on issues ranging from heat extremes to sea-level change in the Middle East and North Africa, agriculture in the Western Balkans/Central Asia and forests in Russia. It is the third in a series entitled “Turn down the heat” and is being produced in collaboration with Climate Analytics (CA). The aim is to identify development challenges created by global warming in order to assess social vulnerabilities.
Capacity-building workshop on forthcoming World Bank Report

Some participants of the workshop on the third World Bank climate impacts report. Photo: PIK

"The workshop provided regional scientists and practitioners a first-hand presentation of the latest research on climate science and impacts as well as a closer look at the cutting-edge methodologies underpinning this research,” says Kanta Kumari Rigaud, lead adaptation specialist of the World Bank. “The capacity-building workshop is part of the ongoing partnership between the World Bank and PIK-CA.”

The collaboration with the World Bank “is very productive already and keeps on intensifying,” says John Schellnhuber, director of PIK. “We very much appreciate that the World Bank relies on science for evidence-based decision-making. This should be the standard approach to creating value for public money, yet is not always the case these days."

 

Weblink to detailed information about the workshop: http://www.pik-potsdam.de/research/climate-impacts-and-vulnerabilities/projects/project-pages/world-bank-report

Weblink to the Turn down the heat report 1: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2012/11/18/Climate-change-report-warns-dramatically-warmer-world-this-century

Weblink to the Turn down the heat report 2: http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/climatechange/publication/turn-down-the-heat-climate-extremes-regional-impacts-resilience

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