The Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 (CAS 2021) will convene global leaders and local stakeholders to work together towards a climate-resilient future. CAS 2021 represents a key moment for building global momentum for ambition and action on climate change adaptation.
CAS 2021 will see the launch of the Adaptation Action Agenda, which aims to set out clear commitments for new initiatives and partnerships to build resilience to climate change.
The NAP Global Network will be contributing to CAS 2021 and a partner in the Adaptation Action Agenda, playing an active role to share lessons from our past five years of supporting developing countries on national adaptation planning and action.
Our virtual contributions to the conference will include the following activities linked to the Global Commission on Adaptation’s Action Tracks including Finance & Investment, Locally Led Adaptation, and Nature-Based Solutions.
- Launch of Resilience in Action: Five years of supporting National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes: We have launched a new report highlighting impact stories from our last five years of the NAP Global Network’s support to countries. This report seeks to document and share the approaches that have worked as countries navigate their often challenging—but absolutely critical—NAP processes.
- Launch of a new collaboration with InsuResilience Global Partnership: NAP processes offer an important opportunity to scale up climate and disaster risk financing and insurance (CDRFI) for adaptation. Recognizing this, the InsuResilience Global Partnership will be launching a new collaboration with the NAP Global Network linking our efforts to support better integration of CDRFI solutions in adaptation planning. Dr. Astrid Zwick, Head of the InsuResilience Secretariat, said: “The InsuResilience Global Partnership promotes risk financing and insurance solutions not as a siloed approach to resilience, but as a complementary and integrated component of adaptation and resilience strategies. Through our collaboration with the NAP Global Network, we will identify concrete entry points for risk financing to enhance national adaptation plans, and work together in helping countries to reap the full benefits of integrated resilience portfolios.”
- Locally led action and NAPs: Creating intentional and strategic linkages between national and sub-national adaptation is critically important for supporting locally led action. Watch our side event co-hosted with the UNCDF Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL), “Accelerating locally led adaptation effective engagement across governance levels in the context of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the NAP process” here on the conference website.
- Nature-based Solutions and NAPs: Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA)—a type of nature-based solution (NbS)—can generate social and economic returns and provide multiple benefits including improved health, biodiversity protection, food security, and alternative livelihood opportunities, all of which can build resilience to climate change. The main lessons we’ve been learning on EbA in NAPs are captured in our recent analysis and guidance.
To participate in CAS 2021, please visit cas2021.com.