Bill Gates, Ban Ki-moon, Kristalina Georgieva Spearhead Global Commission On Adaptation To Address Climate Change
Business Insider: Bill Gates and Ban Ki-moon are recruiting mayors, heads of state, and finance pros around the world on a last-ditch quest to save us from catastrophic heat, drought, and flooding
“The bad news about our planet released last week from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggests that time is running very short to get serious about the threat of disastrous floods, storms, fires, droughts, and extreme poverty that could soon hit as a result of climate change. The news is so dire, it’s prompted a new last-ditch effort to help the world better deal with these coming disasters. Dubbed the Global Commission on Adaptation, it will be led by philanthropist Bill Gates, former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva…” (Brueck, 10/16).
The Guardian: Leaders move past Trump to protect world from climate change
“… ‘We were very much united until December 2015 in Paris,’ Ban told the Guardian. ‘Now unfortunately the level of solidarity is being loosened, especially by the Trump administration. Even though it is just one country, it has caused big political damage.’ Adaptation measures to safeguard people’s homes, food, water, and energy are being implemented in some places, but at far too small a scale, the commissioners said…” (Carrington, 10/16).
National Geographic: Bill Gates launches effort to help the world adapt to climate change
“…The new group, on a two-year mission, intends to bolster funding and search for sensible solutions … The commission has recruited 28 commissioners and political leaders from 17 nations, including Germany, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Britain. (The United States is not part of the group.) Additionally, 25 leaders from around the world, including China’s environment minister, Germany’s economic development minister, and the mayors of Paris and Miami, also signed on to the group…” (Parker, 10/16).