Climate Adaptation Summit
and Week 2020


Action | Acceleration | Adaptation

What new steps do we need to take? Which existing agreements must be changed? And how can we speed up processes?

Our climate is changing. Our world is getting hotter. Our weather is becoming more volatile. Through intelligent intervention, however, we can adapt and bolster our resilience to these new climate extremes. Delivering this demands global cooperation and partnership. To drive the urgent action required, the Global Commission on Adaptation has launched its “Year of Action”, a series of initiatives intended to see the delivery of practical measures to #AdaptOurWorld to the looming threat of climate change.

Supported by the Dutch Government, the “Year of Action” offers a platform for change culminating with the global Climate Adaptation Summit on 22 October 2020. The summit coincides with a Climate Adaptation Week held in cooperation with local partners from 19 to 23 October 2020. The week will  see key events held in Groningen and Rotterdam as well as numerous local, regional, national and international side events to advance the climate adaptation agenda.  

Climate Adaptation Summit header Summit

Climate Adaptation Summit

The global Climate Adaptation Summit will take place in the Netherlands on Thursday 22 October 2020. The event will see the Global Commission on Adaptation present the results of its Year of Action. Meanwhile, existing alliances are expanded, new coalitions are integrated and follow-up actions are announced and initiated.

Supporting events

The Climate Adaptation Week (19 to 23 October 2020) offers a forum for the sharing of the latest knowledge and ideas about climate adaptation. Supporting events will be held in the cities of Groningen and Rotterdam, home of the Global Center on Adaptation. Click on the buttons below for more information about the events.

Side events

For the global movement to succeed, action is needed across all levels of government and society. To drive change numerous local, regional, national and international side events will take place during the Climate Adaptation Week from 19 to 23 October 2020. To register an event or to learn more about the program click here.