Friday, April 19, 2013

Climate Change Is Urgent 'Today' Problem

The just below is an extended interview of one aired last night, 18 April 2013, on the PBS Newshour with the World Bank President on poverty around the planet.

World Bank President: Climate Change Is Urgent 'Today' Problem
April 18, 2013 - "If we have any hope of keeping climate change below two degrees celsius, the peak year of carbon emission has to be 2016," said Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank. "So the challenge is right in front of us."

Thursday on the NewsHour, Kim speaks with Jeffrey Brown about a new initiative to address extreme poverty around the world. In an extended conversation, Kim also addressed the urgency of climate change and how World Bank is working to combat its effects. He says they must increase financial resources for sustainable energy, use innovative agriculture and partner with major cities to reduce their carbon footprint. read more>>>

This is the part of the interview that was aired on the show.

AIR DATE: April 18, 2013 - World Bank Announces Goal to End Extreme Poverty by 2030

The World Bank wants to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030. World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced the push as the bank began its annual spring meeting along with the International Monetary Fund. Jeffrey Brown interviews Kim about what can be done to alleviate some of the economic suffering around the world. transcript>>>

Watch World Bank Announces Goal to End Extreme Poverty by 2030 on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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