Outcomes of the Global Mayors’ Forum on Climate Adaptation

1000 Cities Adapt Now

The convening mayors and a new coalition of partners present a 10-year global program to accelerate and scale adaptation measures in cities. ‘1000 Cities Adapt Now’ (1000CAN) is a global program that aims for a green and just post-COVID-19 recovery — a recovery that helps create new jobs, improve equity and prepare communities to adapt to climate and health threats.

The coalition network partners seek commitment of other mayors to strengthen the role of cities in improving our environment, climate and society at CAS 2021, in the lead-up to COP26, and beyond.

The 1000CAN global programme is initiated by a new coalition between the Global Center on Adaptation, the World Resources Institute, Resilient Cities Network and UN-Habitat. They join forces to speed up adaptation within cities and scale up to 1000 cities during the coming decade. It consists of a comprehensive offer focusing on transformative capacity building in cities and peer to peer learning between cities.

Arable rooftop garden  in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Arable rooftop garden in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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