CAS 2021 programme

The Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 will consist of several complementary components over a 24‑hour cycle starting Monday 25 January, to reach a global audience in spite of any ongoing COVID‑19‑related travel and meeting limitations.

CAS 2021 prelimary programme
  • In the build-up to the online conference, various stakeholders will prepare contributions at Supporting Events.
  • The Opening Session in the Netherlands, with Heads of State and Government joining in person or online, will be streamed worldwide.
  • At Anchoring Events streamed from various time zones, stakeholders will develop the CAS 2021 Action Themes, combining the knowledge and needs of different regions.
  • At the Global Mayors’ Forum on Climate Adaptation, mayors from all over the globe will convene online and bring forward the voices of cities to CAS 2021.
  • Responsible members of government in participating countries will share their views on climate adaptation action during an online Ministerial Dialogue.
  • In Vanguard Cities Events, leading cities all over the world will show the path forward to move city-led nature-based solutions from good ideas to investment-ready projects.
  • CAS Talks will guide you through the Summit highlights, with discussions on cross-cutting issues, perspectives from youth, minorities, and the private sector, and other topics.
  • Throughout CAS 2021, a Cinema and a Library filled with Side Events contributed by partners worldwide will present views from a variety of actors and communities.

Read how to participate in CAS 2021.

Volunteers operate a weather warning system in Mozambique.
©Bas Jongerius / Beeldunie
Volunteers in Chiguidela village, Mozambique, operate a warning system using flags and whistles to help residents prepare for abrupt weather changes that may cause floodings.