"Our survival depends on learning to live on a hotter planet with more extreme weather, erratic rainfall and rising sea levels." - Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Environment

Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation

The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation accelerates climate adaptation by recognising, building and promoting excellence among all relevant stakeholder groups around the world.

Why climate adaptation?

The climate has changed a lot in the last millennium and it’s still changing. Whilst we should do many things to slow down climate change, we must also think about how we can adapt to the changes that have already occurred.

 

Countries need to adapt to climate change, and strengthen their ability to do so. Many organisations are already engaged in climate adaptation activities. They face similar challenges but are often not connected, and knowledge and experience are scattered. There is no shared understanding of what effective adaptation is, and how it could be measured.

 

How can we meet these challenges?

Determined to help meet these challenges, the government of the Netherlands, National Institute for Environmental Studies supported by the Japan Ministry of the Environment, and UN Environment joined efforts to establish a Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA). GCECA promotes effective adaptation projects.

 

GCECA will develop its activities and services, in close cooperation with global stakeholders, ahead of its official launch at COP23 in Bonn, Germany on November 2017.

 

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“Our survival depends on learning to live on a hotter planet with more extreme weather, erratic rainfall and rising sea levels.’’
Ibrahim Thiaw, deputy Executive Director of UN Environment

 

“Many people are looking for good practices and guidance with regard to climate change adaptation.’
Sharon Dijksma, minister for environment, The Netherlands

 

“The effective engagement of all stakeholders and the management of knowledge for adaptation is vital in supporting all adaptation activities.’’
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC

 

“It is essential to provide the latest research findings and information on adaptation to a wide range of stakeholders and to enhance their knowledge driven capacity building for planning and implementation.’’
Tsuyoshi Fujita, Director of National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

 

 

 

 

 

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