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World Bank Launches Report on Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia

World Bank29 October 2009: The World Bank office in Russia hosted the virtual launch of a report on Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia. The report highlights that, contrary to popular perception, the region faces a substantial threat from climate change, with a number of the most serious risks already in evidence.

The report also notes that vulnerability over the next 10 to 20 years will be dominated by socioeconomic factors, the dire environmental situation and the poor state of infrastructure, rather than by the changing climate itself. This report was also presented in Moldova, on 28 October 2009, within a national awareness raising and consultation workshop dedicated to the vulnerability of Moldovan agriculture to climate change. [The Report]