he Global Center on Adaptation announced today that Flemming Møller Mortensen, the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation has accepted an invitation to join its Board with immediate effect.
Denmark has played a key role in the evolution of the Global Center on Adaptation as a convening country for the Global Commission on Adaptation. As the Global Commission on Adaptation’s work is being taken forward by the Global Center on Adaptation, Minister Mortensen is currently developing a new strategy for Denmark’s engagement.
On accepting Minister Mortensen’s appointment, Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Chair of the Board of GCA, said:
The Global Center on Adaptation Board meets twice a year and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organization. Its members comprise leading figures from highest levels of global politics, private sector and civil society, with a commitment to accelerating adaptation action. Minister Mortensen will join the next Board meeting, chaired by Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Chair of the Board of the Global Center on Adaptation, on Thursday 17th June 2021.
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About the Global Center on Adaptation
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization which works as a solutions broker to accelerate action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, to ensure we learn from each other and work together for a climate resilient future. Founded in 2018, the GCA is hosted by the Netherlands, working from its floating office headquarters in Rotterdam with regional offices in Africa, South Asia and Asia Pacific and a knowledge and research hub based in Groningen. Through its evolving network of offices, GCA engages in innovative solutions to drive adaptation at scale, high-level policy development, new research contributions, advocacy, communications, and work with partners to deliver action on the ground. Its work focuses on those who are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change including the poorest people in the poorest countries. They are the least prepared to withstand the triple health, social and economic impacts of our climate emergency.