The messages from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are clear—human induced climate change is happening, climate impacts on humans and natural systems will be significant, and dramatic mitigation needs to happen very soon.
Mr. Ahmad is also ADB’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to his current assignment, he managed bank-wide oversight of ADB's safeguard policy implementation, mainstreaming ADB’s environment agenda in operations, and developing ADB’s climate change adaptation programs. Before joining ADB in 1998, Mr. Ahmad was Technical Adviser (Environment) for IFAD in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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I was in India a couple of weeks ago when the parliament had just passed the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2013.
Flooding and other risks to the people, economy and infrastructure of coastal cities due to climate change cannot be underestimated.