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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