More than 30 world leaders expressed their firm support for climate adaptation at the international online Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021, hosted by the Netherlands.
During the high-level opening, various concrete initiatives and enhanced ambitions from governments, development banks, institutions and cities were launched to drastically enhance climate adaptation worldwide during the coming decade. To turn ambitions into reality, speakers committed to significantly raising adaptation finance.
The new US Climate Envoy, John Kerry, assured world leaders in his first public appearance on the international stage that the Biden-administration has made international climate action a top priority and will help promote more ambition in adaptation and resilience.
“We are proud to be back,” Kerry said. “We come back with humility for the absence of the last four years and we’ll do everything in our power to make up for it.” He announced the US will focus on better climate data, more funding for adaptation and resilience, improving adaptation programs and promoting cooperation between the private sector and affected communities. “Only together, we will be able to build resilience to climate change.”
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for this international conference on climate adaptation.