Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 highlights

With key introductions from UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, UNDP and partners highlighted efforts to enhance resilience and build locally led climate actions at the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. This collection of videos takes you closer to the action.

Disaster Risk Management

Despite mounting climate impacts, 1 in 3 people are not adequately covered by early warning systems, and risk-informed early action, in advance of hazards striking, is not implemented at the scale required. This anchoring event addresses the urgent need for increased attention and investment into early warning and early action. Learn more in this anchoring event co-hosted by the Risk-Informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) and the WMO.

Locally Led Adaptation

In this session power and money will be mobilized to get it where it is needed most – on the frontlines of climate change. International commitments and programs on local action will be demonstrated, as well as a new set of principles to guide local action, concluding with an invitation to individual locally-led adaptation .Join UNDP, UNCDF, ADB, GCF and more for this anchoring session.

UNDP session on locally led adaptation

Adaptation Innovation Marketplace launched at Gobeshona Conference
At the Gobeshona Global Conference for Locally-led Adaptation, UNDP's Administrator and other key partners announced the launch of the Adaptation Innovation Marketplace (AIM) – a platform to scale up adaptation at the local level, focusing on civil society, NGOs, and women and youth innovators. With initial funding from the Adaptation Fund, Global Environment Facility and European Commission, the Marketplace aims to accelerate innovative technologies, practices, and business models for local adaptation. Achim Steiner Address | Pradeep Kurukulasuriya Address

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2021