The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte met on October 25th, to formally announce Canada’s participation and support of the new Global Commission on Adaptation.  In attendance were a number of experts in the field of climate change adaptation, including the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford.

The Global Commission is an initiative led by the Netherlands to bring attention to critical climate adaptation gaps. Canada’s contribution of CA$ 7.5 million will support the work of the Commission to encourage bold solutions to build resilience to climate-related threats.

ACT is honoured to have been invited to such an event and we look forward to continued collaboration with and support of the Global Centre on Adaptation and the Global Commission on Adaptation’s goals and objectives.

For more information on the Global Commission on Adaptation see here and for the news release see here.