Climate Adaptation Summit 2021
January 25 - January 26
The Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 is an online global conference to accelerate, innovate and scale up the world’s efforts in adapting to the inevitable effects of climate change. The summit will take place on January 25-26, 2021.
Bringing together a range of participants, CAS 2021 responds to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’s call for “more concrete plans, more ambition from more countries and more businesses” to make the world more climate-resilient.
CAS 2021 will build on the advances of the UN Climate Action Summit by showcasing pioneering solutions to the climate emergency, and sustaining momentum through to UNFCCC’s COP26 in Glasgow in 2021. As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the summit will deliver action and inspire change to help societies build back better. It will aim to help realize the transitions required for a climate-resilient world.
The summit will have a significant focus on securing new investments to ensure that millions of smallholder farmers can adapt to the stresses of climate on food production. The summit organizers have called for major new funding for agricultural research, expanded access to farmer advisory services, as well as expanded access to risk management and financial services.
CAS 2021 is hosted by the Netherlands government and supported by the country’s diplomatic network, in close collaboration with the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA). Various partners host a range of Supporting Events in the build-up, and contribute Side Events to the conference.