Development Marketplace 2009 goes into business on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, with an intense four-day global competition among "100 ideas to save the planet," including some helping the world's most vulnerable people adapt to threatening climate change.
The public is invited, but visitors must register by Tuesday, Nov. 3. Here's the four-day agenda for the event, which will be held in the Main Complex of the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. (Visitors should enter the Bank at 18th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.)
Coming on the heels of the publication of the Bank's World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change, DM2009: Climate Adaptation has sub-themes aimed at producing streamlined, easy-to-scale innovations that will help protect people in developing countries, especially the poorest, who live in the most climate-vulnerable places and situations.
The three sub-themes:
1. resilience of Indigenous Peoples (at left, photo of Andes family),
2. climate risk management with multiple benefits and
3. climate adaptation and disaster risk management.