New Commission to be led by Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates, and Kristalina Georgieva
Launch event will introduce convening countries and commissioners, including heads of state and leaders of industry
WHAT: 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. The Global Commission on Adaptation 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 Global Commission on Adaptation will raise the visibility of adaptation and focus on solutions. More than 14 convening countries and more than 23 global Commissioners representing all regions of the globe and all sectors of development and industry will be introduced at this event. Several heads of state will be present, including Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands, the initiating convening country.
Press availability will immediately follow the launch ceremony. Members of the press are also invited to attend a dialogue discussion featuring Commission partners to take place at 4:00 PM CEST.