Launching of the Global Commission on Adaptation

October 16, 2018 Tuesday


Today, 16th of October 2018, at the Hague, Netherlands, the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) will be launched, championing the idea of preparing for climate risks in a multi-sectoral endeavor that cannot be done by just one agency or ministry but rather requires transforming how societies invests and plan.

Senator Loren Legarda is chosen to be one of the 20 commissioners of the GCA, and will be confirmed as GCA commissioner during the opening ceremony of today’s launch.

Commissioner Rachel Anne Herrera of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) of the Philippines will also be there to represent the Philippines as a founding partner of the Global Center on Adaptation, a managing partner of the GCA.

The launch will be overseen by Ban Ki-Moon, former UN Secretary General; Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and Kristalina Georgiva, (CEO) of the World Bank.

Watch the Livestream of the Launch of Global Commission on Adaptation. Please click here.