Climate Adaptation Summit
2020 Year of Action
Climate change is upon us, and its impacts are getting more severe with each passing year. Global actions to slow climate change are promising but insufficient. We must invest in a massive effort to adapt to conditions that are now inevitable: higher temperatures, rising seas, fiercer storms, more unpredictable rainfall, and more acidic oceans. We therefore need a revolution in understanding, planning, and finance that makes climate risks visible, incorporates these risks into all decisions, and releases public and private financial flows to adapt to climate change. If we act today, we can save lives, reduce risk, strengthen economies, and protect our environment.
The Global Commission on Adaptation together with more than 75 partners launched a Year of Action to scale up climate adaptation solutions under eight Action Tracks.
The Year of Action will:
- Advance recommendations from Flagship Report and Action Tracks
- Help accelerate adaptation around the world
- Improve human well-being and result in more sustainable economic development and security
The findings will be presented in October 2020 at the Climate Adaptation Summit hosted by the Netherlands.