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Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal

Launch of the Latin America and the Caribbean regional report of the World Bank ’s global “Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal.”

Date & Time

Dec. 2, 2014
4:00pm – 6:00pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and Environmental Change and Security Program and the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region are pleased to invite you a discussion of the LAC portion of the World Bank’s new report,  Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (full report available in English; English summary available here).

A summary of the LAC portion of the report is available in Spanish: Bajemos la temperatura : Cómo hacer frente a la nueva realidad climática .

The report—co-authored by Bank experts and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research—analyzes the challenges that Latin America and the Caribbean face due to climate change impacts.


Jorge Familiar, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank

Karin Kemper, Senior Regional Adviser, The World Bank

Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Senior Policy Advisor, Conservation International

Gustavo Fonseca, Director of Programs, Global Environment Facility (GEF)


Cynthia Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center


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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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