The world has barely scratched the surface of what is possible when it comes to using natural solutions to tackle climate change adaptation. They have huge potential to build resilience, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, grow national economies, and deliver benefits to nature and society in general.
10,000 participants from around the world joined event co-hosts, the Governments of Canada and Mexico, at the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 (CAS 2021) for a dynamic and interactive two-hour exploration of how natural solutions can build resilience at the global, national and local levels.
The session considered the outcomes and lessons learned over the “Year of Action,” and identified opportunities to scale-up widespread participation in and unlock investments for nature-based solutions. It also showcased the inspiring leadership of countries, cities, Indigenous Peoples, and investors who are finding innovative financing approaches to accelerate these solutions.
Nature-Based Solutions at CAS 2021 was supported by the Global Commission on Adaptation, the World Resources Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Global Centre on Adaptation.