Event

GRP at the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021

Starting on Monday 25 January, CAS 21 will consist of several complementary events and sessions over a 24‑hour period to reach a global audience.

GRP Value addition: Convening diverse voices

The Partnership will be participating in the following sessions. To join the summit, register on the CAS 21 website.

1. CAS Talks: Official Launch of the Race for Resilience campaign
25 January at 16:15 – 17:00 CET, CAS Channel 1
The campaign, recently announced at the UN convened Climate Ambition Summit and led by the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz, aims to catalyse a step-change in global ambition and action for climate resilience, putting people and nature first in pursuit of a resilient world where we not only withstand climate shocks but thrive in spite of them.
Speakers include:
Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Feike Sijbesma, Co-Chair of the Board of the Global Center on Adaptation, Board Member of AIF, Honorary Chairman of Royal DSM
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF
Gonzalo Muñoz, High-Level Climate Champion for Climate Action, Chile
Sheela Patel, founder of Shack Dwellers International
Alok Sharma, COP26 President Designate, or Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK International COP26 Ambassador on Adaptation and Resilience
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Nigel Topping, High-Level Champion for Climate Action COP26

2. Race to Resilience: Building the Resilience of 4 Billion People by 2030
25 January at 17:00 CET, on-demand video
After the launch of Race to Resilience at CAS you are invited to join this event with the High Level Climate Action Champions. They will share more on the campaign, and how it aims to catalyse a step-change in global ambition and action for climate resilience by putting people and nature first in pursuit of a resilient world through the engagement of businesses, cities, regions, investors and civil society. The session is co-hosted by Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, the Global Resilience Partnership, and the Global Center on Adaptation.

3. Locally Led Adaptation Event: Money and Power Where It Matters: Mobilising for Locally Led Adaptation
26 January at 9:00 – 11:00 CET, CAS Channel 3
In this session, power and money will be mobilized to get it where it is needed most – on the frontlines of climate change. International commitments and programmes on local action will be demonstrated, as well as a new set of principles to guide local action, concluding with an invitation to individual locally led adaptation.

4. Side Event: How can Nature-based Solutions be a Priority in a Post-pandemic Recovery in Developing Countries
25 January on-demand video
Co-organized by Asian Development Bank, Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund, Global Resilience Partnership, Wetlands International, EcoShape, One Architecture, and Monash University. Watch the 4-minute teaser for this event.

Register on the CAS 21 website to join the summit!