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Least Developed Countries call for increased focus on climate adaptation

Sonam P. Wangdi

The world’s least developed countries have appealed to the international community for a greater focus on climate change adaptation, particularly locally led adaptation. The appeal was made at the Climate Adaptation Summit held virtually from January 25 to 26, 2021. Sonam P. Wangdi, the new Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group Bhutan, represented by Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, ...

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Adaptation summit lacked new finance to match words to action – Climate campaigners

Climate Adaptation Summit

The Dutch government hosted Climate Adaptation Summit concluded on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 with the launch of the Adaptation Action Coalition, a new international coalition launched by the UK COP26 Presidency to turn political commitments into adaptation action on the ground. But the summit saw no clear and additional financial commitments made by rich countries to specifically support adaptation. Climate Adaptation ...

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Dutch minister ‘thrilled’ by results of Climate Adaptation Summit

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen

The international online Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021, hosted by the Netherlands, ended on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 with the event’s host, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, expressing her satisfaction with its results. Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen “I’m thrilled that our mission to accelerate climate adaptation around the world ...

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Kenya promises to fully implement global climate change adaptation agenda

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed his government’s commitment to implementing global climate change adaptation initiatives. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta Kenyatta said this in Nairobi during a virtual high-level session of the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. Kenyatta called for concerted global efforts in addressing climate change saying, like COVID-19, the challenge is a reality that the world must confront ...

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AfDB commits $12.5bn to climate finance

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed an additional $12.5 billion to climate finance between 2020 to 2025 in Africa. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina President of the AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, said this at the first online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 on Monday, January 25, 2021.  The two-day summit, hosted by the Dutch government, aimed to adopt a roadmap ...

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UN urges donor countries, banks to increase finance for climate change adaptation

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, January 25, 2021 urged donor countries and banks to significantly increase the volume and predictability of their finance for climate change adaptation and resilience. António Guterres. UN Secretary General “Donor countries and multilateral, regional and national development banks need to significantly increase the volume and predictability of their finance for adaptation and resilience,” the ...

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Climate change a risk to economic stability, says IMF

Kristalina Georgieva

The Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms Kristalina Georgieva, says climate resilience is a critical priority as climate change has become a fundamental risk to economic and financial stability. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) She said this at the international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021,  hosted virtually by the Netherlands. According to her, as the world ...

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