Launch event at COP23: Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (14 November 2017)

We are proud to invite you to the launch event of the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA). GCECA accelerates climate adaptation by recognising, building and promoting excellence among all relevant stakeholder groups around the world.

Tuesday, November 14, 3:00-4:00 PM

Room 2309, located on the 23rd floor of Langer Eugen (the high rise building on the UN Campus, which is part of the Bula Zone)

  • Opening Speech Mrs. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management of The Netherlands
  • Moderated high- level conversation about the need for effective climate adaptation, with Mr. Solheim, Executive Director UN Environment, Mrs. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Mrs. Naoko Ishii, CEO Global Environment Facility and Mr. Yasuaki Hijioka, Director of the National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
  • Moderated discussion: Dr. Matthias Garschagen, speaking on behalf of institute Director and vice-Rector of Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) – United Nations University (UNU); Josué Tanaka, Managing Director for Energy Efficiency & Climate Change, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Mr. Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General International Federation of Red Cross
  • Possibility for short interviews

For further information about GCECA, please visit the website

Registration contact
Members of the press have to register to attend the launch event. Please send a registration email to Karim Mostafi, press officer of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management:. Please include your full name, publication/station and mobile phone number.

Read more in the press announcement.

Tuesday 14 November 2017
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