CAS 2021 Anchoring Event – Money and Power Where It Matters: Mobilising for Locally Led Adaptation

On demand on CAS TV – from Dhaka, Bangladesh

In this session, power and money are mobilized to get it where it is needed most – on the frontlines of climate change. International commitments and programmes on local action are demonstrated, as well as a new set of principles to guide local action, concluding with an invitation to individual locally led adaptation.

Locally Led Action
Flooding after the 1991 Bangladesh cyclone, which killed around 140,000 people.

Event programme overview

  • Opening statement by the Government of Bangladesh.
  • International commitments.
  • Principles on Locally Led Adaptation.
  • Actions taken from the ground.
  • Closing and individual call to action.


A global coalition on local adaptation has created a set of principles on Locally Led Adaptation, to bridge the gap between climate adaptation funding and the most climate vulnerable. During the conference the principles were endorsed by over 30 organisations, including UNDP, UNCDF, the Adaptation Fund, the Global Environment Facility, Climate Investment Funds, several governments, ngo’s, such as BRAC International, Hivos, WRI, GCA and the Huairou Commission.

Furthermore, several projects leading as example of action taken from the ground were presented, such as the Climate Bridge Fund, the UNCDF LoCAL project in the Sahel region, the Asian Development Bank Community Resilience Partnership Programme or the Adaptation Innovation Platform of UNDP, GEF and AF.

More outcomes

Download an overview of CAS 2021 outcomes and results. More per-session deliverables are also accessible from the Summit outcomes page.


This event presents a variety of high-level speakers.

Partner organisations

Act Alliance

Adaptation Fund

Asian Development Bank

BRAC International

Climate Action Network South Asia

Climate and Development Knowledge Network

Climate Investment Funds

Climate Justice Resilience Fund

Climate Vulnerable Forum


European Commission


Global Center on Adaptation

Global Environment Facility

Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction

Government of Bangladesh

Government of Cambodia

Government of the Philippines

Government of the Republic of Ireland

Government of the United Kingdom

Green Climate Fund


Huairou Commission

International Center for Climate Change and Development

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

International Institute for Environment and Development

Irish Aid

Islamic Relief

Least Developed Countries Group, UNFCCC

Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility, LoCAL

Media Awareness and Justice Initiative

Mercy Corps

Mutual Trust Bank Limited

Nordic Development Fund


Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation

Panafrican Climate Justice Alliance

Practical Action

Save the Children

Slum Dwellers International

South South North

United Nations Capital Development Fund

United Nations Development Programme


Women's Climate Centers International

World Resources Institute

World Wildlife Fund

Zurich Insurance Group