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Climate Adaptation Summit

The Netherlands hosted the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) on 25 and 26 January in order to further accelerate adaptation action and drive systematic change. The CAS was a big success with over 18,000 registrations, 32 world leaders, 160 side events and clear commitments to collaborate globally and accelerate adaptation action.

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, H. E. Joko Widodo delivered his remarks during the CAS Opening Session: “This summit must multiply global climate action through solidarity, collaboration, and collective global leadership and ensure the detailed implementation in each country.”

The Minister of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia, H. E. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, co-chaired the Ministerial Dialogue on Adaptation Action and emphasized the importance of adaptation as reflected by the ambition to achieve the climate goals.

The CAS side events zoomed in on 11 tracks such as Water, Agriculture & Food Security, and Nature-Based Solutions. The Building with Nature program in Indonesia was also showcased, sharing best practices for coping with coastal erosion through collaboration with local communities and nature.

And the CAS is only the start, the Embassy in Jakarta, NufficNeso and Indonesian partners now work on the follow up of this summit and its Adaptation Agenda. Halfway March, they will host an event under the wings of WINNER, exploring collaborations on the theme of water resilience. Big names and Ministers are enthusiastic, so stay updated via the WINNER platform!

Furthermore, the NL embassy and NufficNeso are very excited to launch a Climate Adaptation Challenge for Holland Alumni! writes out a challenge through which Holland Alumni are asked to develop a creative idea or campaign that helps generate awareness on relevant policies and initiatives following the CAS 2021. The two winning ideas will be awarded with EUR 5000 each to roll out their idea/campaign in practice! Stay tuned to our social media channels for more information. Join us on our journey to contribute to the climate action agenda!


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