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CCC invites public to join Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 launch

Philippine Information Agency
21 Jan 2021, 16:38 GMT+10

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 21 (PIA) -- The Climate Change Commission (CCC) invites all to join the online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS 2021) this 25th and 26th of January which aims to accelerate, innovate, and scale-up the world's efforts in adapting to the inevitable effects of climate change.

The online summit, to be attended by global leaders who have committed to address the climate crisis, will help calibrate the accelerated action initiated by the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) and leverage further support for the global movement for adaptation. This will serve as a platform for governments, development partners, the scientific community, international organizations, youth groups, representatives of civil society, and financing institutions to deliver resources and inspire change to help societies build back better and act as a vanguard contribution to the transitions required for a climate-resilient world, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference will also reflect on the progress in tackling extreme weather- and climate-related hazards, demonstrate how successful approaches can be scaled up, and present a roadmap leading to COP26.

Further, participating heads of states will launch a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda with clear commitments to deliver concrete new endeavors and partnerships. A range of anchor and side events with CAS 2021 Action Themes shall also be held from around the world during the summit. House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda will be a panelist for the anchor event on Locally-Led Adaptation.

Moreover, the summit will have a significant focus on securing new investments to ensure that millions of smallholder farmers can adapt to the stresses brought by climate change on food production. The GCA has called for major new funding for agricultural research, expanded access to farmer advisory services, as well as expanded access to risk management and financial services.

The GCA was launched in 2018 with the mandate to encourage the development of measures to manage the effects of climate change through technology, planning and investment. The Philippines is represented by Deputy Speaker Legarda as a commissioner.

Know more about the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 by visiting their website at https://www.cas2021.com/.

The Climate Change Commission is the lead policy-making body of the government tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate government programs and ensure mainstreaming of climate change in national, local, and sectoral development plans towards a climate-resilient and climate-smart Philippines. (PIA NCR)

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