Thursday, December 5, 2019

Global Center Adaptation Intangibles Cities gca.org

labels co-com= co-commissioners
city role leader
GlasgowEXtraCop 26 -Nov 2020
ViennaFounderBan-ki Moon
Beijing.Branch Office &
.Li Ganjie
Minister of Ecology and Environment, China
Seattle.co-founder.Bill Gates
Kristalina Georgieva IMF-did you know estimated  monetary value of nature per hectacre $100 open ocean to 1000$ grassland/woodland to over million dollar coral reef;
also co-sponsor world resources institute
.Rotterdam.GCA main office.also oct 2020 first annual year of action summit feedback
Dhaka.lead research hub &
Muhammad Musa
Executive Director of BRAC International

.Delhi/India.co-com.Shri C.K Mishra
Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India
.Geneva.co-com.Michelle Bachelet UN Human Rights (previously president chile)
.NYco-com..Achim Steiner Administrator, UNDP  UN lead agency development https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/about-us/our-leadership.html
.Abidjanco-com.Akinwumi Adesina
President, African Development Bank
Paris.co-com.Anne Hidalgo
Mayor, Paris
.Bonn.co-xom.Patricia Espinosa
Executive Secretary, UNFCCC


Ban Ki-moon
8th Secretary General of the United Nations

Bill Gates
Co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Following the United Nations Climate Change Summit on 23rd September 2019, convened by UN Secretary General António Guterres, the Global Commission on Adaptation has begun its Year of Action. Our Year of Action will:
  • Advance recommendations from Flagship Report and Action Tracks
  • Help accelerate adaptation around the world
  • Improve human well-being and result in more sustainable economic development and security
The findings will be presented in October 2020 at the Climate Action Summit hosted by the Netherlands.

The Global Commission on Adaptation is led by 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon and co-chaired by Bill Gates and Kristalina Georgieva. Together they have an audacious mission: to tip the balance in favor of continued growth and more widely shared prosperity, even in a rapidly warming world.

Our Commissioners are known for their track record of global leadership on major issues, and their ability to advance the Commission’s work. They will oversee the development of a flagship report, to be released in September 2019 ahead of the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Summit.

Achim Steiner
Administrator, UNDP

Petteri Taalas
Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization

Shri C.K Mishra
Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India

Hilda Heine
President, Marshall Islands

Keith Mitchell
Prime Minister, Grenada

Akinwumi Adesina
President, African Development Bank

Elhadj As Sy
Secretary General, IFRC

Michelle Bachelet
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Patricia Espinosa
Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

Christiana Figueres
Former Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

Li Ganjie
Minister of Ecology and Environment, China

Anne Hidalgo
Mayor, Paris

Emma Howard Boyd
Chair of the Environment Agency, UK

Naoko Ishii
CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

Peter Damgaard Jensen

Agnes Kalibata
President, AGRA

Loren Legarda
Deputy Speaker and Representative of the Lone District of Antique, Philippines

Strive Masiyiwa
Founder and Chairman, Econet Wireless

José Antonio Meade
Former Finance Minister, Mexico

Gerd Müller
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Muhammad Musa
Executive Director of BRAC International

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherlands

Sheela Patel
Chair, Slum/Shack Dwellers International

Feike Sijbesma
CEO, Royal DSM

Francis Suarez
Mayor, Miami

Shemara Wikramanayake
CEO, Macquarie Group Ltd.

Andrew Steer
President and CEO, World Resources Institute

Winnie Byanyima
International Executive Director, Oxfam

Catherine McKenna
Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Civil Service and Communications, Fiji

Inger Andersen
Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme

The leaders of our convening countries recognize that adaptation is a smart investment that will pay high returns. They also know that failures of adaptation in some countries will have negative spill-over effects on others. They are therefore committed to work together to advance the work of the Commission and catalyze a global adaptation movement.

Costa Rica
Marshall Islands
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom

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