CAS Talks

During the CAS Talks, our on-site reporter Ikenna Azuike guided participants through the highlights of the Summit.

Ikenna Azuike

In every CAS Talks broadcast, we looked back on what just happened and ahead to what was to come. We discussed cross-cutting issues with our (video) guests and paid extra attention to perspectives from youth, minorities, and the private sector, among others.

Our CAS 2021 Youth Newsroom reporters, Vicky Scheick and Hajar Yagkoubi, assisted at the CAS Talks.

The schedule below links to the clips that were made during the CAS Talks and are now available on demand on CAS TV.

Monday, 25 January

CAS Talks 1, CAS TV:

Warming up to the Opening Session of the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. Guests:

  • Roald Lapperre, Vice Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherlands
  • Loren Legarda, Deputy Speaker of the Philipines
  • Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam
  • Nanne de Ru, founding partner Powerhouse Company, architect Floating Office Rotterdam
  • Hajar Yagkoubi, CAS 2021 Youth Newsroom reporter
  • Vicky Scheick, CAS 2021 Youth Newsroom reporter
  • Shehnaaz Moosa, Director South South North on climate adaptation and communities
  • Cécile Duflot, Executive Director of Oxfam France
  • Natalie Gomez, Youth Representative from Costa Rica, Co-Chair of the Youth Task Force of the NDC Partnership
  • Dennis Jansen, Youth Delegate Sustainable Development on youth engagement

CAS Talks 2, CAS TV:

Highlights from the Opening Session and official launch of the Race to Resilience campaign. Guests:

  • 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)
  • Gonzalo Muñoz, High-Level Climate Champion for Climate Action, Chile
  • Powes Parkop, Governor of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Sheela Patel, founder of Shack Dwellers International
  • Alok Sharma, COP26 President
  • Nigel Topping, High-Level Champion for Climate Action COP26
  • Vicky Scheick, CAS 2021 Youth Newsroom reporter

CAS Talks 3, CAS TV:

Highlights from the Anchoring Events so far: Accelerating African Adaptation, Disaster Risk Management, and Nature-Based Solutions. Special focus on youth and science. Guests:

  • Kitty van der Heijden, Director General International Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Kevin Lunzalu, CAS 2021 Youth Newsroom reporter
  • Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Elina Väänänen, Thematic Lead - Partnerships & Marketplace, Risk-informed Early Action Partnerships at IFRC
  • Patricia Nying’uro, Principal Meteorologist - Kenya Meteorological Department
  • Bregje van Wesenbeeck, Senior Researcher Deltares
  • Jouke de Vries, Chair of the Board of the University of Groningen
  • Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director General for Science, UNESCO
  • Hajar Yagkoubi, CAS 2021 Youth Newsroom reporter

CAS Talks 4, CAS TV:

Highlights from the Anchoring Events so far: Water, Resilient Cities, and Finance & Investments. Special focus on youth and science. Guests:

  • Peter Glas, Delta Programme Commissioner
  • Marcello Mena, environmentalist and former Minister of the Environment of Chile
  • Vicky Scheick, CAS 2021 Youth Newsroom reporter
  • Rogier van den Berg, Director Urban Development for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
  • Arnoud Molenaar, Chief Resilience Officer of City of Rotterdam
  • José Antonio Meade, Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation
  • Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord
  • Rémy Rioux, CEO of the Agence Française de Développement
  • Jamal Saghir, Professor of Practice at Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University, Canada and Board member of GCA

Tuesday, 26 January

CAS Talks 5, CAS TV:

Private sector and youth engagement; looking forward to the Closing Session of the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. Guests:

  • Jan Peter Balkenende, Chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition
  • Veronica Scotti, Chairperson of Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re
  • Ana Casanti, former Youth Leader of the Global Center on Adaptation
  • Boon Heong Ng, CEO, Temasek International
  • Hajar Yagkoubi, CAS 2021 Youth Newsroom reporter

CAS Talks 6, CAS TV:

Supporting the Adaptation Action Agenda, connecting to COP26, and sustaining momentum. Guests:

  • Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission
  • Martha Delgado, Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
  • Tracy Fung, CAS 2021 Youth Newsroom reporter
  • Vicky Scheick, CAS 2021 Youth Newsroom reporter
  • Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Patrick Verkooijen, Chief Executive Officer, Chair of the Executive Board GCA
  • Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations