NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Juan Jose Daboub, Founding CEO of the Global Adaptation Institute, led Climate Week NYC's opening session panel of business, government and non-profit sector leaders. The panel discussion "Rethinking Resiliency" was attended by more than 200 people and held at the New York Institute of Science. It focused on how business and government can collaborate to adapt to climate change.
The Honorable Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened Climate Week NYC. Dr. Daboub spoke with both leaders before the event and remarked that, "these world leaders clearly understand the necessary role of private sector investment in helping countries and cities adapt to climate change and other pressing global forces, such as urbanization. The Global Adaptation Institute's new Global Adaptation Index™ ("GaIn™") will help them define the world's adaptation needs and measure the results of their good works."
Further statements from Daboub can be viewed in a Climate Week NYC Hub Culture interview.
The Global Adaptation Institute is currently releasing results and findings from GaIn at leading institutions, universities and climate and sustainable development events around the world. GaIn is a response to the various challenges of sustainable development including climate change, population growth and economic development. It was developed as a navigation tool to help prioritize and measure progress in adapting to climate change and other global forces, and is online at gain.globalai.org.
The Institute will share further insights from GaIn on September 22 with Members of the European Parliament, at the 10th annual Summer University of the European Ideas Network in Bucharest, Romania.
The Global Adaptation Institute™ is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2010 and guided by a vision of building resilience to climate change and other global forces as a key component to sustainable development.
SOURCE Global Adaptation Institute