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Climate Adaptation Summit

Climate Adaptation Summit

Join us in advancing climate adaptation

On January 25-26 2021, the Government of the Netherlands hosted the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 (CAS), a 24-hour global event to accelerate efforts to adapt to climate change, drive systemic change, and promote and facilitate joint action on climate adaptation.

World Resources Institute, managing partner of the Global Commission on Adaptation, alongside dozens of partners, addressed key challenges to scaling up adaptation efforts through a series of Anchoring Events. The Summit featured new initiatives and research catalyzed by WRI and the Commission as part of its Year of Action.

Read WRI's blog on 3 Shifts to Advance Adaptation and Resilience in 2021.

Join us on social media

Follow along on Twitter at @WRIadaptation and by using the hashtag #AdaptationSummit.

Read the Adapt Now Report

The Global Commission on Adaptation's landmark report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience, puts forward a bold vision for how to transform key systems to be more resilient and productive. Report authors found that adaptation can produce significant economic returns — from 2:1 to 10:1 — as well as numerous social and environmental benefits.

The report, co-authored by WRI, laid the foundation for the Commission's Year of Action and many of the announcements made at the Climate Adaptation Summit. Read the report.

New Announcements and Commentary

Check out select articles and news announcements made around CAS below. Stay tuned for more.

New Research and Papers

Below are select new reports and papers launched by WRI at the Climate Adaptation Summit, in support of the Global Commission on Adaptation. Additional reports will be released in the coming weeks.


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Below are select events that WRI leaders, Global Commission on Adaptation Commissioners, and Action Track partners participated in. These events highlighted how organizations will accelerate and scale adaptation across these key systems. Recordings will be available soon.


Below are more resources on climate adaptation from WRI and the Global Commission on Adaptation.