Launch of the International Panel on Deltas, Coastal Areas and Islands (IPDC)

United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 4

23 March 2023, 18:30 EST

Event description:

The IPDC will bring together international leaders to encourage climate adaptation action on the ground, exchange knowledge, and accelerate investment to protect vulnerable deltas, coasts, and islands.

During this ceremonial launch of the IPDC, the Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Water Management, Mark Harbers, will deliver a keynote speech. Statements will also be made by ministerial and high-level members of the Champions Group. The event will be moderated by Annemieke Nijhof, Managing Director at Deltares.

The IPDC is an initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, supported in its founding phase by Deltares, the Global Center on Adaptation, and the Delta Alliance.