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JICA-RI Research Fellow Presents at IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings

October 20, 2010

Two members of JICA presented at the 2010 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group held from October 4 to 10 in Washington, DC. During a side event on October 7, JICA-RI Research Fellow Megumi Muto presented to a full audience based on the findings of her joint research project with the Asian Development Bank and World Bank on climate change adaptation.

Muto_RF_at_seminar.jpgMuto stressed how political leadership in investment decisions is crucial to combat climate change impacts upon Asian coastal cities. She cited how fragmentation of government bodies in Manila is complicating cooperation in decision-making – particularly for climate change adaptation measures. In addition to climate change impact assessment, and short and long-term investment strategies for new and existing infrastructure, a systematic inter-organizational harmonization of efforts among political and institutional organizations is essential for adaptation.

JICA Senior Special Advisor Hiroto Arakawa stated how this cooperative project, a “knowledge collaboration,” will help bridge the awareness gap in climate change between developed and developing countries as well as contribute to the 16th UN Conference of Parties (COP16) discussions later this year.

Related Research Area: Environment and Development / Climate Change 

Related Link : "Climate risks and adaptation in Asian coastal megacities: a synthesis resport"

 

DayOctober 04, 2010(Mon) - October 10, 2010(Sun)
PlaceWashington, DC, US
OrganizerThe International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group

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