This ministerial-level event will focus on shifting from adaptation planning to implementation, with AAC member countries highlighting how they are accelerating implementation of national and local level priorities within NAPs, and NDCs and DRR strategies, including locally led adaptation and sectoral activities.


  • Stientje van Veldhoven, Vice President and Regional Director for Europe, World Resources Institute (Moderator)
  • Hon. Franz Tattenbach Capra, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
  • Dr. Pem Narayan Kandel, Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Nepal
  • Hon. Matthew Samuda, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Jamaica
  • Dr. Rakotoarison Norohasina, Director of Climate Change and Health, Ministry of Health, Madagascar
  • Mr. Hiroshi Ono, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Japan