Media Briefing: State And Trends In Adaptation Report And Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

The Global Center on Adaptation

2021/1/14 16:11



ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, January 14, 2021, /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/--


When: Wednesday 20th January at 12.00 CET

What: Media briefing with Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations

Where: To register to join please email with your

name, media outlet and work email address.


To learn more about the Climate Adaptation Summit on Monday 25th January 2021

and accompanying announcements from the Global Center on Adaptation on Friday

22nd January please join our media briefing with:

- Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations and Chair of Global

Center on Adaptation

- Patrick Verkooijen, CEO, Global Center on Adaptation


In the second part of this media session, you will receive an off the record

background briefing about the Climate Adaptation Summit.


The Global Center on Adaptation

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is a new international organization, led

by Patrick Verkooijen, which acts as a solutions broker to accelerate adaptation action.


In the lead up to the Summit GCA will be make the following announcements on

Friday 22nd January 2021in its capacity as Managing Partner of the Climate

Adaptation Summit.


++ Embargoed until Friday 22nd January 2021, 0100 GMT++

State and Trends in Adaptation 2020 Report

This report is the first in a series that will assess progress on climate

adaptation and provide guidance and recommendations on best practice in

adapting to the effects of a changing climate and building resilience to

climate shocks.


Signed Science Statement

Over 2,500 scientists from more than 130 countries will release a signed

statement [ ] calling on world leaders,

decision-makers and investors, to change the way we understand, plan and invest

for a changing climate to ensure we limit future damage.


Youth Declaration

Led by GCA's Youth Adaptation Network, young people from more than 115

countries will present a Global Youth Call to Action "Adapt for our Future"

which will be shared with world leaders at the Climate Adaptation Summit.


++ Embargoed until Monday 25th January 2021, 0100 GMT++

Background briefing - Climate Adaptation Summit

Hosted by the Netherlands, CAS2021 is the first global summit of world leaders

dedicated to accelerating action for a climate resilient recovery from

Covid-19. Following the work of the Global Commission on Adaptation, chaired by

Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, Bill Gates,

Co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Kristalina Georgieva,

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, CAS2021 will launch a

comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda to kick start a transformational decade.


World leaders including Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands, German

Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, President of

France, Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of

Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina will participate. They will be joined by Bill Gates,

co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UN Secretary General Antonio

Guterres, Managing Director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva and Executive

Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.


During this background briefing you will be informed about the goals, relevance

and contents of the Climate Adaptation Summit and practical information will be

shared about how you can register to attend.


Summit registration

If you want to join CAS as press, a press registration is necessary. To register

as press for CAS2021, please click here:


For further information

Media coordinator of the Climate Adaptation Summit


Head of Communications, Global Center on Adaptation




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SOURCE: The Global Center on Adaptation