Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko is in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for the High-Level dialogue with friends of Global Centre for Adaptation.
The meeting whose theme is Accelerating Adaptation Solutions ahead of COP 26 brings together global leaders of key international organisations and is convened by among others Ban Ki-moon – 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the Board.
In a statement on Monday, the Ministry of Environment said the dialogue will be addressed by US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, European Commission VP Frans Timmermans, AU Commission chairman Moussa Faki and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change executive secretary Patricia Espirosa, among others.
The dialogue is taking place just weeks before UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow.
The expected outcome is a call to action for governments, policymakers and the public on what COP26 must deliver if communities have to be kept safe from accelerating climate impacts in the coming decade.
“The High-Level Dialogue will anchor its deliberations in three fundamental “Focus Streams” where the achievement of progress can deliver the most strategic and wide-ranging impact:
“𝐀𝐦𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 : To ensure that adaptation ambition is aligned with the worsening climate emergency situation of the coming decade, with COP26 as a springboard for action. 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 : For COP26 to rebuild confidence in international climate finance, expanded funding for adaptation, and the shifting of the trillions necessary in the coming decade to drive adaptation and resilience. 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 : To enable action and ensure maximum effectiveness by working together as an international community – globally, regionally and in-country – with COP26 catalyzing new momentum for bold action partnerships on adaptation,” the statement said.