Videos: Global launch of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2nd Edition

Videos: Asia Society
September 26, 2012 at Asia Society, New York

You can also view the event photo gallery.

First Session: (1 hr., 9 min.)

  • Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former UN Special Envoy for Climate Change / Former Prime Minister of Norway
  • Enrique Castillo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica
  • Mohamed Waheed, President of the Maldives
  • José María Figueres, Former President of Costa Rica / DARA Trustee
  • Mary Chinery-Hesse, Member of the Panel of the Wise of the African Union
  • Moderator: Bryan Walsh, TIME Magazine International Senior Editor

Second Session: (1 hr., 35 min.)

  • Dipu Moni, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh
  • Nick Robins, Director of HSBC Climate Change Center of Excellence
  • Jo Scheuer, Coordinator for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery at BCPR, UNDP
  • Paul de Vries, President of NY Divinity School / Member of the Evangelical Climate Initiative
  • Patrick Verkooijen, World Bank Special Representative for Climate Change
  • Mohamed Mijarul Quayes, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh
  • Kelly Rigg, Executive Director of TckTckTck Global Campaign for Climate Action
  • Ross Mountain, DARA Director General
  • Matthew McKinnon, Editor of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2nd Edition / Head of DARA’s Climate Vulnerability Initiative
  • Moderator: Khalid Malik, Director of the UNDP Human Development Report Office


Climate Change: ‘We Cannot Afford to Lose Heart'(Excerpts from the launch) (3 min., 44 sec.)
Distinguished panelists President Jose Maria Figueres, President Mohamed Waheed, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina discuss the enormous impact of global warming on developing nations.