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Miami's Mayor Named To Global Commission On Climate Adaptation

City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez at his first State of the City address at City Hall in 2018.
City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez at his first State of the City address at City Hall in 2018.

Miami's mayor is joining a list of big names on a new international climate change commission.

Mayor Francis Suarez will be part of a new "Global Commission on Adaptation," led by Bill Gates, former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and current World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva.

The commission includes 28 leaders from government, business and non-profits. They represent countries including the Marshall Islands -- one of the nations most at risk of having to relocate because of sea-level rise.

Commissioners will assess worldwide planning for climate change and look at how partnerships, risk assessment and technology can help people adapt.

They'll present an initial report at a 2019 United Nations climate summit.

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