CAS 2021 launches decade of action

More than 30 world leaders, 50 ministers, and 50 international organisations gathered together with scientists, the private sector, civil society, youth representatives and over 18,500 registered participants at the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted by the Netherlands.

CAS 2021 Opening Session
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and Global Commission on Adaptation Co-Chair Ban Ki-moon on screen in conversation with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen during the CAS 2021 Opening Session on 25 January.

The participants joined forces in 27 different sessions to share knowledge, create action and drive the agenda toward a climate-resilient future in 2030.

300 speakers shared their insights and plans, and partners from all over the world contributed 160 side events to CAS 2021. During the 24 hours of CAS 2021, they formed the Adaptation Action Agenda that will serve as a guide for the coming years to accelerate adaptation action.