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Livestream: Global Commission on Adaptation Launch and Opening Ceremony

Launch event and opening ceremony of the Global Commission on Adaptation, which will catalyze a new global movement to bring scale and speed to climate adaptation solutions.

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Watch the livestream via YouTube beginning at 12:30pm CEST (6:30am EST) on October 16.

Join the livestream of the launch event and opening ceremony of the Global Commission on Adaptation, a new initiative that will raise the visibility of climate change adaptation and catalyze a global movement to bring scale and speed to adaptation solutions.

Participants will include heads of state and representatives from 13 convening countries, more than 23 global commissioners, leading research partners, senior advisors, and managing partners. The Commission will be led by Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank.

The managing partners of the Commission are the Global Center on Adaptation and World Resources Institute.

Speakers

  • Ban Ki-moon8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Kristalina GeorgievaCEO, World Bank
  • Bill GatesCo-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (via video)
  • Mark RuttePrime Minister of the Netherlands
  • Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Water and Infrastructure, The Netherlands
  • Heads of state and representatives from more than 13 convening countries
  • More than 23 global commissioners representing all regions of the globe and all sectors of development and industry
  • Andrew SteerPresident & CEO, World Resources Institute
  • Patrick Vincent VerkooijenCEO, Global Center for Adaptation

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