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Launch of the UNFCCC CASTT Adaptation Academy

Ms. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
Sec. John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, United States (invited)
Minister Senzo Mchunu, Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa (invited)
Mr. Donald Cooper, Director, Transparency Division, UNFCCC secretariat
Dr. John Matthews, Executive Director, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation
Dr. Rebecca Johnson, President, OSU
Dr. Eddy Moors, Rector, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Mr. Jigme, UNFCCC secretariat
Event by: UNFCCC secretariat, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), Oregon State University, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Format
Virtual
Duration
1 hour
Language
English

11:00 AM ET - 12:00 PM ET
Zoom platform
ENHANCE

The Climate Action and Support Transparency Training (CASTT) Adaptation Academy is a multi-week training programme on the Paris Agreement, with a focus on the adaptation reporting aspects of the enhanced transparency framework (ETF). The Adaptation Academy will aim to strengthen technical capacity for adaptation assessments, planning, policy frameworks and coordination across ministries and governance levels to act on climate change. The Adaptation Academy is under the leadership of the UNFCCC secretariat and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) in partnership with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Oregon State University, Asian Institute for Technology, and Korea Environment Institute.

As part of Climate Week NYC, this side event will be an opportunity to launch the CASTT Adaptation Academy to national experts from developing countries, especially from the LAC, South America, and Africa. Senior leadership from two of the Adaptation Academy’s regional institutions — Oregon State University and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education— and the UNFCCC secretariat will highlight the relevance of contributions from each of their organizations. In addition, high-level representatives from the U.S., the Netherlands, and the Republic of South Africa have been invited to speak to the need for global capacity building around climate adaptation and reporting, with special attention to the integral role of water resilience. Participants in this event will be informed of the Adaptation Academy training for this year and plans for the coming years.