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Thursday, January 14 2021 - 03:22
Media Briefing: State And Trends In Adaptation Report And Climate Adaptation Summit 2021
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, January 14, 2021, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

When: Wednesday 20th January at 12.00 CET 
What: Media briefing with Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General of the United 
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