Bax & Company supports the launch of the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation
Today, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment signed a Statement of Intent together with global partners to establish a Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCEA) in the Netherlands, an initiative led by the Netherlands, Japan and UN Environment. The main objective of the centre will be to support countries, businesses and institutions in all parts of the world to deal with climate change adaptation issues.
The Paris Agreement established climate change adaptation as a top global priority. The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation will contribute to build a climate resilient world with a network of international parties, including knowledge institutes, companies, NGOs, and local and national governments working together to collect lessons from recently executed policies, programmes and projects to develop guidance to accelerate climate adaptation. The resulting know-how will be used to support countries, companies and communities to successfully integrate climate adaptation into their investment decisions.
“Many [countries] around the world are hit hard by global warming. The ground-breaking Paris Climate Change Agreement puts climate change adaptation on par with mitigation. Failure of dealing adequately with climate change will increase a multitude of risks such as natural disasters, social and economic disruptions and increasing political tensions. Many people are looking for good practices and guidance with regard to climate change adaptation. I am convinced the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation can help addressing these challenges.”
Sharon Dijksma, Dutch Minister for the Environment (Government of the Netherlands News Release)
Bax & Company facilitates the development of the GCEA, co-develops its vision and mission, and brings together finance and stakeholders, including international governments, companies and NGOs from developed and developing countries.
Other parties involved in the establishment of the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation include: UN Environment; National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan; Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency PBL; Acclimatise; Delta Alliance; Global Environment Facility; Municipality of Rotterdam; Deltares; European Investment Bank; Kingdom of Morocco; Munich Climate Insurance Initiative; Netherlands Water Partnership; Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT); S&P Global; SNV Netherlands Development Organisation; Stockholm Environment Institute; TU Delft; UNEP DTU Partnership; UNESCO IHE; Wageningen University and Research; World Resources Institute; World Meteorological Organization; NAP Global Network.
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