The city of Groningen to host Climate Adaptation Week

The city of Groningen in the Netherlands is set to host the Climate Adaptation Week (CAW-Groningen) in the run up to the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) on 25th January 2021. The Climate Adaptation Summit will give world leaders a platform to discuss challenges and solutions for climate change adaptation.

C AW-Groningen will provide substantive content to this summit as it hosts online events with Nobel Laureates, IPCC-scientists and youth representatives. Over 70 national and international speakers from more than 20 countries around the world will participate in the free interactive (online) festival in Groningen. The program of CAW-Groningen is packed with fun, innovative, inspiring and in-depth elements, including a Science Statement on Adaptation, inspiring talks by youth influencers from around the world, sustainable art exhibitions, movies and actions to regreen the environment.

The highlights of the program include:

1. Live event: Insights from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Friday 22 January | 09:30 – 11:00 hrs

At this event, lead authors of IPCC reports will be invited to deliver statements on the latest scientific insights on climate change impacts for different regions in the world.

2. Ceremony with Nobel Prize Laureates on challenges and solutions for climate change adaptation

Friday 22 January | 13:00 – 14:00 hrs

A ceremony with Nobel Prize Laureates in Groningen, convened by Chair of the Board of the Global Center on Adaptation, and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. The following Nobel Prize Laureates have accepted the invitation to attend this (online) event: Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize 2011, Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Prize in Economics 2010, Donna Strickland, Nobel Prize in Physics 2018.

3. Youth for Climate Adaptation Conference | The voice of Youth on Climate Adaptation

Friday 22 January | 13:00 – 18:00 hrs

During the Youth for Climate Adaptation Conference, youth from all around the globe comes together in Groningen. Jointly they contribute to a Global Action Agenda and a Regional Groningen Action Agenda, to be presented at the Climate Adaptation Summit.

4. Open University on Climate Adaptation

Friday 22 January | 13:00 – 18:00 hrs

The Open University on Climate Adaptation presents a dynamic program full of interactive workshops, Q&As with engaging live speakers, energetic keynotes and digital board games about climate adaptation.

5. Online and live Exhibition Sponsland: a journey into Future Landscapes

Tuesday 19 January – Sunday 24 January

The Design Manifestation Act & Adapt has selected leading European landscape architects to design climate adaptive solutions for nine problem areas in the Northern Netherlands. The exhibition shows a contribution from the design firms that have examined the areas. The results will be presented in both a virtual and physical exhibition, called Sponsland.

6. Public activities: films, bike & walk routes, audio walks

Tuesday 19 January – Sunday 24 January

About Climate Adaptation Groningen

Climate Adaptation Groningen is initiated by the Global Center on Adaptation, the Akkoord van Groningen and in collaboration with Nationaal Programma Groningen.

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