President of The World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim travelled to Dublin recently for his first official visit to the Irish capital. During his time in Dublin he met with The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and also as part of Dublin’s Iveagh House series, hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, addressed an official audience about ‘Building the New Global Agenda for Shared Prosperity’.
Delivered on the 27th of June 2015, during his speech Jim Yong Kim discussed the potential challenges facing the global population in the years to come and gave special mention to the Origin Green programme and Ireland’s approach to climate smart agriculture.
‘’Ireland is leading the way in another important area – climate smart agriculture. Its Origin Green program has mobilised Irish farmers and food producers to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower water consumption.’’
Mr Kim also described how, at the World Bank they are helping other countries learn from the Origin Green model, sharing the approach with Uruguay, Rwanda, Bulgaria and Romania.
Click here to view an interview with Jim Yong Kim during his visit to Ireland where he discusses the new global agenda for shared prosperity.
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