On 22 October 2020, the Netherlands will host the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS). This summit of global leaders reflects the need to adapt now to the impacts of our changing climate. The summit will help calibrate the accelerated action initiated by the Global Commission on Adaptation and leveraging further support for the global movement towards adaptation.

Year of Action

Following the publication of its flagship report and the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, the Global Commission on Adaptation launched its Year of Action at the United Nations in New York. The CAS is intended to showcase the accelerated action undertaken during the Year of Action and raise the level of ambition on adaptation among countries in the lead-up to the international climate summit (COP26) in December 2020.

The CAS will showcase the results of the Year of Action, building on these to shape the long-term adaptation agenda. Accelerating successful action, bringing these results to scale, and presenting new solutions. The CAS is therefore organized in close collaboration with the Global Center on Adaption (GCA), an international organization, hosted by the Netherlands.