Friday, November 4, 2011

Global Adaptation Index launches in Latin America

Market Watch via PR Newswire: Government officials, students, teachers, business leaders and media participate in the trans-continental telecast hosted by the Tecnologico de Monterrey and the Global Adaptation Institute(TM).

Today, the Tecnologico de Monterrey hosted a presentation on the Global Adaptation Index(TM) ( ("GaIn(TM)") that was telecast to 39 of its campuses throughout Mexico and Latin America. In addition, many other institutions in Latin America joined, representing civil society, academica and the public and private sectors from Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, El Salvador, Colombia and Panama.

GaIn is a response to the various challenges of sustainable development including population growth, economic expansion and the effects of climate change. It was developed as a navigation tool to help prioritize and measure progress in adapting to these challenges.

"The Global Adaptation Institute is promoting investment in projects that address adaptation to not only climate change impacts, but also the problems associated with migration, urbanization and economic development. This is a very timely initiative and I am happy to see that the Institute is incorporating ideas from the private and public sectors, academia and civil society," states Dra. Maria de Lourdes Dieck Assad, Rector, Graduate Schools of Business and Government ITESM - Tecnologico de Monterrey. Dieck Assad is a member of the Institute's Council of Scientific Advisors....

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