Prof. John M. Reynolds, MD of Reynolds International Ltd, was invited to present a keynote speech at the second of the IDB’s annual climate change workshops. The event was held in Antigua City, Guatemala, on the 19th-20th July 2011. His talk ‘Adaptation to climate change on the impact on glaciers’ was one of three invited case histories. Attendance at the workshop was by invitation only and comprised government ministers and heads of government departments from Central and South America and the Caribbean, senior representatives of funding agencies, and senior IDB staff, and keynote speakers. The output from the meeting will be a policy document to help frame the IDB’s policies for climate change adaptation measures and energy.