Status and trends of the Adaptation Report and Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

– Information session for the media: status and trends of the Adaptation Report and Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, Jan.14, 2021 / PRNewswire / –

When: Wednesday 20 January at 12.00 CET What: Briefing with Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Where: To register, send an email CAS2021-Press@minienw.nl[mailto:CAS2021-Press@minienw.nl] with your name, communication medium and work email address.

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For more information on the Climate Adaptation Summit on Monday, January 25, 2021 and the accompanying announcements from the Global Center on Adaptation on Friday, January 22, join our press meeting with:

– Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations and President of the Global Center on Adaptation – Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation

In the second part of this media session, you will receive an unofficial background information on 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 agent to accelerate adaptation action.

In the run-up to the Summit, GCA will make the following announcements on Friday, January 22, 2021 in its capacity as Administrative Partner of the Climate Adaptation Summit.

++ Embargoed until Friday, January 22, 2021, 0100 GMT ++
Status and trends of the 2020 Adaptation Report This report is the first in a series that will assess progress in climate adaptation and provide guidance and recommendations on best practices for adapting to the effects of a changing climate and building resilience to climate change. climatic disturbances.

Signed scientific statement More than 2,500 scientists from more than 130 countries will release a signed statement [https://gca.org/scientistsignon] Calling on world leaders, decision makers and investors to change the way we understand, plan and invest in a changing climate to ensure that we limit future damage.

Youth Statement Led by the GCA Youth Adaptation Network, young people from over 115 countries will present a Global Youth Action Call “Adapt for our Future” which will be shared with world leaders at the Climate Adaptation Summit.

++ Embargoed until Monday, January 25, 2021, 0100 GMT ++
Information Session – Climate Adaptation Summit Organized 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 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, CAS2021 will launch a broad Adaptation Action Agenda to launch a transformative decade.

World leaders such as Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, 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 accompanied by Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and European Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans.

During this briefing you will be informed about the objectives, relevance and content of the Climate Adaptation Summit and practical information will be shared on how you can register to attend.

Summit Registration If you want to join CAS as a press, a press registration is required. To register as a press for CAS2021, click here: https://www.cas2021.com/press/press-accreditation [https://www.cas2021.com/press/press-accreditation]

For more information Media Coordinator of the Climate Adaptation Summitmiranda.mens@minienw.nl[mailto:miranda.mens@minienw.nl]

Communications Officer, Global Center on AdaptationAlex.gee@gca.org[mailto:Alex.gee@gca.org]

Website www.cas2021.com [http://www.cas2021.com/]

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CONTACT: Miranda Mens, +31 6 53 21 55 01, Alex Gee, +447 887 804594

Website: https://gca.org/home/

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