The Netherlands, supported by the Global Commission on Adaptation, is hosting the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 on January 25-26 to bring together world leaders and local stakeholders to launch the Adaptation Action Agenda for climate-resilient future by 2030. The event focuses on eight action tracks: food security and rural livelihoods, scaled-up finance for adaptation, resilient cities, climate-proof infrastructure investments, nature-based solutions, locally-led action, water management, and disaster risk management, which are all  fundamental to the Adaptation Action Agenda.

CAS 2021 follows the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit (UNVCAS) and serves as a momentum for adaptation action towards a climate-resilience future through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in 2021 and beyond.

In the Philippines, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Manila partnered with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) to convene a three-part webinar series entitled “Climate Change and COVID-19: Adapting to Two New Normals,” which aims to advance critical discourse on climate action amid the pandemic.

This will be streaming online via Zoom and the ICSC and Netherlands Embassy in the Philippines Facebook pages.