The 2008 Forum in brief

24-25 June, Geneva, Switzerland

IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri with Dutch Development Cooperation Minister Bert Koenders at the 2008 Forum (Magalie Girardin)

  • An international conference exclusively focused on the human impact of climate change and on boosting assistance to worst affected poor and vulnerable populations
  • Through 14 plenary and roundtable sessions over two days, the event dealt with the climate-humanitarian issue from the following angles:
    - Justice
    - Security
    - Agriculture
    - Risk Management and Insurance
    - Urban Planning and Design
    - Business Opportunities
    - Financing
    - Energy
    - ICT and Media
    - Health
    - Water
    - Practical Solutions
    - Disaster Risk Reduction
    - Global Cooperation
  • The event was attended by over 300 high-level representatives and leading people from a broad range of different sectors public and private, including government and military, humanitarian, development and civil society actors, media, climate scientists, academia and think tanks, as well as participants from the telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, insurance, finance, and engineering industries

2008 Forum Executive Summary (pdf, 37 KB)


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