The Adaptation Action Coalition will host a four-part virtual event series starting on March 11 on the latest Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

The AAC is a coalition of countries chaired by the UK and Egypt, who have come together to elevate adaptation on the global climate change agenda and accelerate global action to achieve a climate resilient world by 2030.

The series will kick off on Friday, March 11 with a high-level session featuring keynote speaker and IPCC Working Group II co-chair, Dr. Debra Roberts, who will provide an overview of the report findings. Dr. Roberts will be joined by Ambassador Nick Bridge, Special Representative for Climate Change (UK) and other high-level adaptation champions.

The following two sessions will unpack the science on key AAC workstream sector issues: water, infrastructure, health, and locally led adaptation. These sessions will bring together IPCC authors and technical experts and ask the question: how do we turn IPCC science into action in order to advance adaptation progress and achieve a climate resilient world?

In the final session, four AAC member countries will share on-the-ground successes and challenges in implementing adaptation action across sectors. Registration links can be found below – we hope that you will join us for one or more events in this exciting series.

 

Session 1: Where We Go from Here: Overview of IPCC WGII findings and a Call to Action

Friday, March 11 from 9-10am EST

Speakers:

  • Dr. Debra Roberts, IPCC Co-Chair for Working Group II
  • Ambassador Nick Bridge, Special Representative for Climate Change (UK)
  • Andrew Jackson, AAC Co-Chair and Head of Climate Adaptation, FCDO (UK)
  • Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, High-Level Champion for Climate Action for COP27 (Egypt)
  • Dr. Muhammad Musa, CARE

Moderator:

  • Dr. Rebecca Carter, WRI

 

Session 2: Turning IPCC Science to Action: Joint session on Water & Infrastructure

Wednesday, March 16 from 9-10:30am EDT

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Speakers:

  • Kelsey Harpham, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
  • Dr. Junguo Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), IPCC WGII author 
  • Alexandre Chavarot, Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI)
  • Dr. Gina Ziervogel, University of Cape Town, IPCC WGII author

Moderator:

  • Dr. Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, WRI

 

Session 3: Turning IPCC Science to Action: Joint session on Health & Locally Led Adaptation

Wednesday, March 23 from 9-10:30am EDT

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Speakers:

  • Dr. Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, World Health Organization, IPCC WGII author
  • Dr. Lisa Schipper, University of Oxford, IPCC WGII author
  • Dr. Guéladio Cissé, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, IPCC WGII author
  • More speakers TBC

Moderator:

  • Dr. Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, WRI

 

Session 4: Country Adaptation Experiences: How AAC countries are implementing adaptation on the ground

Monday, April 4 from 9-10:30am EDT

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  • Nigel Topping, High Level Champion for Climate Action at COP26 (UK)
  • Speakers TBC