April 21, 2021 – INVITATION – Raising Ambitions: Adaptation and Mitigation Go Hand in Hand

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Climate Parity: Adaptation & Mitigation Go Hand in Hand


Opening Remarks 

Nigel Topping
High-Level Climate Champion, UK 
UN COP26


Welcome Remarks
 
Adrienne Arsht
Founder, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center and Executive Vice Chair, Atlantic Council

Kathy Baughman McLeod
Senior Vice President and Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center 
Atlantic Council


Moderated Discussion

Daniella Levine Cava
Mayor
Miami-Dade County

Isabel Studer Noguez
Director, Alianza University of California-Mexico and
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, 
Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Atlantic Council

Ekhosuehi Iyahen
Secretary General
Insurance Development Forum

Moderated by:

Kathy Baughman McLeod
Senior Vice President and Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center 
Atlantic Council


Closing Remarks

Kathy Baughman McLeod
Senior Vice President and Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center 
Atlantic Council


Over the last two decades, the world has implemented multiple climate mitigation solutions and deployed billions of dollars to slow and reverse climate change. While there are signs that momentum is picking up on this front, we have not seen the same level of global ambition and pace of action to invest in and scale climate resilience and adaptation solutions.

There is a crucial need for us to raise the ambition of climate adaptation solutions to build and sustain the capacity for resilience in every community around the world, especially those who have contributed the least to cause this crisis. Through effective financial investments and targeted on-the-ground interventions, we can protect communities and build resilience to the slow-onset of stresses and shocks that a hotter planet exacerbates.

On April 21, the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center will host a high-level dialogue on opportunities for climate adaptation and resilience action. You will hear from the UN High-Level Climate Champion for the UK, Nigel Topping, Executive Vice-Chair and Founder of the Adrienne-Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Adrienne Arsht, Mayor Danielle Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Secretary-General of the Insurance Development Forum, Ekhosuehi Iyahen, Director of Alianza University of California-Mexico, Isabel Studer, and the Director and SVP of the Adrienne-Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Kathy Baughman McLeod.

This event is part of the series ‘Raising Ambitions’, hosted by the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council, leading up to President Biden’s Global Climate Summit and Earth Day.

Please email us at resilience@atlanticcouncil.org if you have any questions about the event.

This virtual event will be on the record.


If you have questions about this event, please email us at resilience@atlanticcouncil.org

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