Miami's Mayor Named To Global Commission On Climate Adaptation

Oct 17, 2018
Originally published on November 5, 2018 11:01 pm

Miami's mayor is joining a list of big names on a new international climate change commission.

Mayor Francis Suarez will be part of a new "Global Commission on Adaptation," led by Bill Gates, former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and current World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva.

The commission includes 28 leaders from government, business and non-profits. They represent countries including the Marshall Islands -- one of the nations most at risk of having to relocate because of sea-level rise.

Commissioners will assess worldwide planning for climate change and look at how partnerships, risk assessment and technology can help people adapt.

They'll present an initial report at a 2019 United Nations climate summit.

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