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“We cannot afford to get it wrong” – UNOPS joins Climate Adaptation Summit
At the Climate Adaptation Summit, UNOPS calls for change and supports tangible solutions to help achieve a climate-resilient future.
Hosted by the government of the Netherlands, the Climate Adaptation Summit was a virtual global conference – which brought together representatives from government, the private sector, international organizations, and civil society including youth – to accelerate, innovate and scale up the world’s efforts in adapting societies and economies to the impacts of climate change.
During a dedicated panel discussion on infrastructure, UNOPS Director of Implementation Practices and Standards Nick O’Regan joined leaders from the Green Climate Fund and the African Development Bank Group to discuss opportunities to accelerate climate change adaptation through resilient infrastructure.
We need infrastructure that is resilient and can adapt and scale for changing contexts."
Drawing on an example from Ghana, Mr. O’Regan highlighted ways UNOPS works with partners to develop tools for adaptation and to address climate change. He further reinforced the need to view infrastructure as part of a system that together has great potential to deliver on our global goals.
“We face an uncertain future, impacted by a changing climate and pandemics,” said Mr. O’Regan. “But we do have a unique opportunity to get it right if we act now.”
The Climate Adaptation Summit builds on advances from the UN Climate Action Summit and will help sustain momentum through to the UN Climate Change Conference – COP26 – in Glasgow, by delivering an Adaptation Action Agenda for a climate resilient future by 2030.