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Fighting Climate Change? Don't Ignore Poor Nations' Creativity

| November 12, 2014

Analysts are right to assess the level of national preparedness to climate change — but well-intentioned efforts to rank countries can inadvertently sow hopelessness among those considered to be ill-prepared.

A recent University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAI) ranks Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, Finland and Denmark as the world's best prepared nations. At the bottom of the adaptation index lie Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic, Eritrea, Burundi and lastly Chad....

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For Academic Citation: Juma, Calestous.“Fighting Climate Change? Don't Ignore Poor Nations' Creativity.” CNN, November 12, 2014.