Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

Climate Adaptation Summit 2021


Start date

25 January 2021

End date

26 January 2021

The Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 is an online global conference to accelerate, innovate and scale up the world’s efforts in adapting to the inevitable effects of climate change. Register now to be part of the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

The Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 brings together a range of participants, including the World Meteorological Organization. It responds to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’s call for “more concrete plans, more ambition from more countries and more businesses” to make the world more climate-resilient.

WMO coordinated events:

Anchoring Event: Disaster Risk Management

25 January, 16:00-18:00 CET (UTC+1)

CAS Channel 3 - from Geneva, Switzerland


Despite mounting climate impacts, one in three people is not adequately covered by early warning systems that can enable risk-informed early action in advance of climate disasters.

This Anchoring Event  addresses the urgent need to invest in people-centred early warning and early action with a focus on vulnerable populations in Africa, low income countries and small island developing states.

Participants in the event will be able to:

  • Hear and exchange with experts on successful practices in tackling extreme weather and climate hazards, with a focus on anticipatory approaches, early warning and early action.
  • Engage with countries and partners committing to scale-up, and to foster greater ambition in the run-up to COP26 and towards 2030.

The event is co-hosted by the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) through the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).


This interactive event will present a variety of high-level interventions and exchanges. The event features leaders and decision-makers, including from countries at the front line of the climate crisis:

  • Gale Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia (tbc)
  • Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Luxembourg
  • Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation, Finland
  • Anne-Marie Trevelyan, International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience & Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, United Kingdom
  • Stéphane Crouzat, Climate Ambassador, France
  • Petteri Taalas, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization and member of the Global Commission on Adaptation
  • Jagan Chapagain, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and member of the Global Commission on Adaptation
  • Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, European Commission
  • Stella Stephen, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Centre for Community Initiatives (CCI), Tanzania
  • Arlene Laing, Coordinating Director, Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO)
  • Selwin Hart, Special Adviser and Assistant Secretary-General for Climate Action, United Nations
  • Claudia Thyme, Vice President, Director Strategic Market Development at AXA XL, Insurance Development Forum and InsuResilience Global Partnership
  • Juergen Vogele, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank


  • Claire Doole, Claire Doole Communications.

One of the Action Themes at the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 is Disaster Risk Management.

Register now at Climate Adaptation Summit 2021


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