ADB Report on Climate-Induced Migratio

Attention: Editors and Correspondents
Launch of ADB Report on
Climate-Induced Migration
United Nations Conference Centre, Meeting Room B
13 March 2012
Climate change will be a major driver of migration in Asia and the Pacific this century. A
staggering 42 million people in the region were displaced by environmental disasters
over the past two years, with the region having six of the 10 most climate-change
vulnerable countries in the world.
The new ADB report, Addressing Climate Change and Migration in Asia and the Pacific,
argues that disaster-prone Asia and Pacific countries must act now to stave off future
humanitarian crises. The report includes detailed analyses of climate change impacts on
migration in Asian sub-regions, highlighting ‘hot spots’. It also shows how governments
and the private sector can work together to finance the cost of climate-induced migration.
Most importantly, this is the first study to develop policy recommendations to address the
phenomenon at the regional level.
You are invited to attend the press briefing:
Speakers: Bindu Lohani, Vice President for Knowledge Management and
Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Bart Edes, Director, Poverty Reduction, Gender, and Social Development
Division, ADB
Date: Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Time: 9:30 – 10:00 A.M.
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Meeting Room B (1st floor),
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Klong Phadung Krungkasem Road, Bangkok
For any queries on the report, please contact Harumi Kodama at +63 908 888 6701 or
email at hkodama@adb.org. Please confirm your attendance with Harumi Kodama or
Kritsana Chonweerawong (+66 2 263 5354, kchonweerawong.consultant@adb.org). For
TV crews please come early to set up your equipment. To access the UNCC meeting
rooms, you must register on the ground floor between 8-9 A.M. on 13 March.

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