What it's about:
The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Netherlands has signed a statement of intent to establish a new Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation, together with representatives from Japan and the United Nations.
The new centre will focus on resilience, and address the growing need for support among countries, institutions and businesses in dealing with climate change adaptation, including better protection from natural disasters and economic disruptions.
The centre will collect lessons from recently executed policies, programmes and projects, and use those to develop guidance to accelerate climate adaptation.
The resulting pool of global knowledge and know-how to understand what works and what doesn’t, will be used to support countries, communities and companies to successfully integrate climate adaptation into their decisions.
Why it's noteworthy:
The 2016 Paris Climate agreement made climate change adaptation a global priority.
The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation is a concrete step towards harnessing the tools for building resilience, and seeks to become a hub for sharing global knowledge and best practices.
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Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment