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Workshop on regional flagship study - Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries

Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries

From June 1 to 5, 2011, the Marseille Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) will host a meeting of the authors of a forthcoming World Bank/League of Arab States joint report on climate change adaptation in the Arab world. The report, entitled "Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries" and currently being prepared by the World Bank in partnership with the League of Arab States (LAS), is a Flagship Report of the World Bank?s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. It aims to provide information on potential climate change in the Arab region and strategic guidance on adapting to climate change.

The report is scheduled for completion early in 2012 and will summarize the literature in Arabic, French, and English, identify gaps, and describe policy options. The background documents for the Flagship Report are also expected to provide input to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scheduled for 2013-14.

The June ?writing meeting? at the Marseille Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) will prepare the first draft of the report for public review. The meeting brings together the lead authors, recognized experts in their respective fields, as well as promising young researchers from around the Arab world selected as contributors on the strength of their comments on a previous draft of the report.