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The Climate
Adaptation

Summit 2021

It's time to act now! 

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More than 30 world leaders expressed their firm support for climate adaptation action at the international online Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021, hosted by the Netherlands.

During the high-level opening, governments, development banks, institutions and cities announced various new initiatives and targets for enhancing climate adaptation worldwide in the decade ahead. To turn these climate ambitions into reality, speakers committed to significantly raising adaptation financing.

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António Guterres,
United Nations
Secretary-General

‘Support for adaptation and resilience is a moral, economic and social imperative. Adaptation cannot be the neglected half of the climate equation. That is why I have called for 50 per cent of the total share of climate finance provided by all donors and multilateral development banks to be allocated to adaptation and resilience.’

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Boris Johnson,
Prime Minister,
United Kingdom

‘In partnership with Egypt, Bangladesh, Malawi, the Netherlands, Saint Lucia and the UNDP, the Coalition will aim to accelerate efforts to turn political commitment into tangible action on the ground to support those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Let 2021 be the year that we fight back not just against climate change, but the effects of climate change that are already being felt.’

Mark Rutte,
Prime Minister,
The Netherlands

‘The Kingdom of the Netherlands is made up of a low-lying delta by the North Sea and several small islands in the Caribbean. So we know that accelerating climate adaptation action around the globe is essential. That’s why the Netherlands is ensuring that its climate finance is equally balanced between mitigation and adaptation.’

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Launch of the Climate Risk Overview  

Van Oord presented its Climate Adaptation Action Plan a few months earlier. The purpose of the plan is to deliver adaptation solutions to vulnerable coastal regions worldwide. By launching the first element of this plan at the Summit, our Climate Risk Overview, we have shown that we aren’t just making empty promises: we are truly committed to accelerating global climate adaptation action. 

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Successful climate resilience

Simply identifying those areas most at risk and offering our solutions will not be enough, however. Successful climate resilience requires political planning, local stakeholder engagement and much more. For example, one of the biggest challenges is that many of the countries most at risk are developing economies in the Global South that have trouble financing investments in resilience. 

Outcome and results

During the 24 hours of CAS, world leaders, representatives of governments, international organisations, academia, the private sector, civil society, youth movements, and more than 18,500 registered participants framed an Adaptation Action Agenda that will serve as a guide to accelerating climate adaptation action. Check out the deliverables and results of the online Climate Adaptation Summit 2021.

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Van Oord
in action

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Facts and figures

The Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 consisted of several complementary sessions and other activities over a 24‑hour cycle.

World leaders speak up

John Kerry,
Climate Envoy
of the United States

‘We are proud to be back. We come back with humility for the absence of the last four years and we’ll do everything in our power to make up for it. The US will focus on better climate data, more funding for adaptation and resilience, improving adaptation programs and promoting cooperation between the private sector and affected communities. Only together, we will be able to build resilience to climate change.’

CAS Talk on Water
and Finance

To discuss this problem, Pieter van Oord participated in one of the anchoring events of the Summit, a CAS Talk on Water and Finance, with Rémy Rioux, CEO of the French Development Agency, and Jamal Saghir, board member of the Global Center on Adaptation. Pieter van Oord made a compelling case for investing in large-scale adaptation projects. This and other discussions give us the confidence we need to look ahead and find holistic solutions that benefit communities and nature. 

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The Climate
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Summit 2021

It's time to act now! 

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More than 30 world leaders expressed their firm support for climate adaptation action at the international online Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021, hosted by the Netherlands.

During the high-level opening, governments, development banks, institutions and cities announced various new initiatives and targets for enhancing climate adaptation worldwide in the decade ahead. To turn these climate ambitions into reality, speakers committed to significantly raising adaptation financing.

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John Kerry,
Climate Envoy
of the United States

‘We are proud to be back. We come back with humility for the absence of the last four years and we’ll do everything in our power to make up for it. The US will focus on better climate data, more funding for adaptation and resilience, improving adaptation programs and promoting cooperation between the private sector and affected communities. Only together, we will be able to build resilience to climate change.’

World leaders speak up

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Boris Johnson,
Prime Minister,
United Kingdom

‘In partnership with Egypt, Bangladesh, Malawi, the Netherlands, Saint Lucia and the UNDP, the Coalition will aim to accelerate efforts to turn political commitment into tangible action on the ground to support those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Let 2021 be the year that we fight back not just against climate change, but the effects of climate change that are already being felt.’

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António Guterres,
United Nations
Secretary-General

‘Support for adaptation and resilience is a moral, economic and social imperative. Adaptation cannot be the neglected half of the climate equation. That is why I have called for 50 per cent of the total share of climate finance provided by all donors and multilateral development banks to be allocated to adaptation and resilience.’

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Mark Rutte,
Prime Minister,
The Netherlands

‘The Kingdom of the Netherlands is made up of a low-lying delta by the North Sea and several small islands in the Caribbean. So we know that accelerating climate adaptation action around the globe is essential. That’s why the Netherlands is ensuring that its climate finance is equally balanced between mitigation and adaptation.’

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Van Oord
in action

Facts and figures

The Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 consisted of several complementary sessions and other activities over a 24‑hour cycle.

  • 18,500 participants
  • 32 world leaders
  • 50 ministers
  • 300 speakers
  • 160 side events
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Launch of the Climate Risk Overview  

Van Oord presented its Climate Adaptation Action Plan a few months earlier. The purpose of the plan is to deliver adaptation solutions to vulnerable coastal regions worldwide. By launching the first element of this plan at the Summit, our Climate Risk Overview, we have shown that we aren’t just making empty promises: we are truly committed to accelerating global climate adaptation action. 

group_2_copyadsf.png

Successful climate resilience

Simply identifying those areas most at risk and offering our solutions will not be enough, however. Successful climate resilience requires political planning, local stakeholder engagement and much more. For example, one of the biggest challenges is that many of the countries most at risk are developing economies in the Global South that have trouble financing investments in resilience. 

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CAS Talk on Water
and Finance

To discuss this problem, Pieter van Oord participated in one of the anchoring events of the Summit, a CAS Talk on Water and Finance, with Rémy Rioux, CEO of the French Development Agency, and Jamal Saghir, board member of the Global Center on Adaptation. Pieter van Oord made a compelling case for investing in large-scale adaptation projects. This and other discussions give us the confidence we need to look ahead and find holistic solutions that benefit communities and nature. 

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Outcome and results

During the 24 hours of CAS, world leaders, representatives of governments, international organisations, academia, the private sector, civil society, youth movements, and more than 18,500 registered participants framed an Adaptation Action Agenda that will serve as a guide to accelerating climate adaptation action. Check out the deliverables and results of the online Climate Adaptation Summit 2021.

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