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Solving the Trillion Dollar Climate Challenge Begins with Women

Climate emergencies have damaged the world this past summer––from the wildfires torching 1.5 million acres across the US west to the shock floods devastating Germany and China. Yet, it’s easy to forget that these regions are some of the most well-prepared to tackle climate change. A new study of 176 countries confirms that the top 10 nations most vulnerable to both climate change impacts are in Africa and South Asia, with 8 African countries among the top. With the UN Environment Program (UNEP) estimating that adaptation costs alone faced by just developing countries will be in a range of US$140…
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Durreen Shahnaz has worked both in high finance on Wall Street and in microfinance in the back streets of rural Bangladesh. Following stints as an investment banker, development worker, educator, media executive, and social entrepreneur, Shahnaz founded a pioneering impact investment firm that brings together investors, development agencies, and entrepreneurs ... Read more

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