Advisory - Protecting the Vulnerable in a Changing Climate: Experts to Speak on Climate Change Adaptation

    OTTAWA, Feb. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
dominates headlines in Canada, but experts predict that some impacts of
climate change will be unavoidable in this century. Africa, the Arctic and
other vulnerable regions face an urgent need to adapt to such effects as
rising sea levels, extreme weather events, drought and desertification.
    Canadian and international speakers who work on climate change adaptation
will be in Ottawa on February 13 as part of a panel discussion, Protecting the
vulnerable in a changing climate: Sharing our experience in strengthening
global adaptation, hosted by Canada's International Development Research
Centre (IDRC).

    Date: Friday, February 13, 2009
    Time: 9:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    Where: 150 Kent (corner of Albert), 8th Floor

    Speakers include Izabella Koziell, UK Department for International
Development; Fatima Denton and Simon Carter, Climate Change Adaptation in
Africa Program at IDRC. In addition to the panel speakers, IDRC field experts
from the CCAA program will be on hand to discuss their work on the front lines
of climate change in Africa.
    Since 2006, IDRC and DFID have collaborated on the Climate Change
Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) program to support a range of research activities
that will assist African countries in their efforts to adapt to the impacts of
climate change.
    The event is open to the media. Presentations will be in English but
French simultaneous interpretation will be available. Spaces are limited and
journalists are encouraged to register.

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    About IDRC

    Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is one of the
world's leading institutions in the generation and application of new
knowledge to meet the challenges of international development. For nearly 40
years, IDRC has worked in close collaboration with researchers from the
developing world to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous

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For further information: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé, (613) 696-2343,
(613) 816-7620,

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