Copenhagen: Myth or Reality? The Question of Adaptation

The International Conference on Climate Change opens today in Copenhagen. I don’t think we will see too much coming out of it given we all countries stand right now. Still the meeting should help better understand what we know and don’t know and who is willing to do what, which is a good thing. Interestingly, […]

Summer WEF-Davos in China (September 2009)

Given China’s critical importance in the global recovery process, the meeting will be held in close partnership with the People’s Republic of China Forum. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has been engaged in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions since its inception and has once again expressed his personal support to make the “Summer Davos” […]

International Gathering in Bangkok (Sept. 09)

Almost five years after the december 2004 tsunami that killed nearly 300,000 people in South East Asia, about 100 leading experts gather together in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss the lessons learned and the way forward with top officials of the region’s government. This is the 2nd Conference organised under the auspices of the OECD International […]

Release of At War with the Weather (July 09)

How much money are you willing to lose when the next catastrophe strikes? Despite record losses from hurricanes and other recent natural disasters, many still think we can continue to gamble with Mother Nature and win. But we have now reached a breaking point because of the increasing concentration of population and activities in high-risk […]