Participating in CAS 2021

The Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 will bring together key actors from institutions, governments, cities and communities, the private sector, and civil society, including youth movements, from all over the world.

Participating in a range of events, these actors together will drive the critical changes needed in the way societies manage the effects of our climate emergency.

“We need everyone.” – Ed Anker

How to be part of CAS 2021 online

Our special CAS 2021 conference platform will launch toward 25 January as a virtual venue to host all streamed and pre-recorded programme components during the actual Summit. In due time, you will be able to register on this platform, for free. You will then be able to pick from a timetable those parts that have your specific interest, and engage either interactively or as an observer.
Please note that the number of registered participants will be limited. Leave your email address now to get an alert as soon as registration opens.

Even if not registered, you are invited to participate through CAS TV, our dedicated YouTube channel. There you will find live streams and digests of various programme components, available on demand both during and after the Summit.
You are more than welcome to contribute your own content and get exposure in the climate adaptation community.

Follow CAS 2021 on social media for event updates, inspiring projects, and much more. Join the conversation by posting with #AdaptationSummit on Twitter and Instagram. We are always eager to learn about successful adaptation actions around the world!

CAS 2021 headliners

The following government, business, and institutional leaders have already confirmed their attendance at CAS 2021:

  • Mark Rutte
    Chair of the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • Ban Ki‑moon
    8th United Nations Secretary-General, Chair of the Global Commission on Adaptation
  • Dr. Angela Merkel
    Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
    Host of the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands
  • Keith Mitchell
    Prime Minister of Grenada
  • Sigrid Kaag
    Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands
  • Feike Sijbesma
    Co-Chair of the Board of the Global Center on Adaptation

Media presence and coverage

General and specialist media outlets will be invited to cover both the in-person and online parts of CAS 2021. You will find more about press accreditation on this website shortly.

Lock keeper at work on a bridge in Bangladesh.
©Cynthia van Elk / Beeldunie
A lock keeper at work on the bridge over the Moyur River in Khulna, Bangladesh.