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Ceremony with Nobel Prize Laureates

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High-Level Dialogue with Nobel Prize Laureates on Challenges and Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation

When: Friday 22 januari 2021, 13.00 - 14.00 hrs (CET)
Where: online and go to the virtual Martinikerk
How it works: to be fully prepared, check this for online instructions
Admission: free, no registration necessary
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Bold actions and transformative thinking are urgently required to tackle what has become a worldwide climate emergency. To add new urgency for mobilizing unprecedented efforts, the Netherlands government is hosting an international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) including a High-Level Dialogue with Nobel Prize Laureates. 

Throughout history, humanity has demonstrated ingenuity and courage as we have adapted to change. We need that commitment and spirit today as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, and societies are faced with the challenge of building back better and enacting the transitions required for a climate-resilient world.

Recognizing those pioneers who have improved society through knowledge, science and humanism, Climate Adaptation Groningen, in cooperation with the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the University of Groningen, will host a High-Level Dialogue with Nobel Prizes Laureates in Groningen on 22 January 2021, convened by the Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the Board of the GCA, H.E. Ban Ki-moon. 

The ceremony will form a core element of the online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS Online) to be held on 25 January 2021, the first-ever dedicated platform of global leaders aimed at placing the world firmly on a pathway to accelerated adaptation and resilience. CAS Online will bring together institutions, government leaders, mayors, senior figures from the private sector, civil society and youth movements, and drive the critical changes needed in the way societies manage the effects of our climate emergency.

The Nobel Laureates will contribute their statements as part of the Summit’s efforts to raise global awareness of the need to radically rethink how to protect people, the planet and our prosperity. It will all come together in the 'Groningen Science Statement. '


13.00 - 13.10
Opening remarks – H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the Board of the GCA and Professor Hoesung Lee, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Welcome note by Prof. Jouke de Vries, President of the Board of the University of Groningen

Moderation and introductory remarks by Prof. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation

13.10 - 13.50

Nobel Laureates Keynotes:

Brian Schmidt, Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 >> BIOGRAPHY
Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize 2011 >> BIOGRAPHY
Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2010 >> BIOGRAPHY
Donna Strickland, Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 >> BIOGRAPHY
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2001 >> BIOGRAPHY

13.50 - 13.55

Launch of the Science Statement Global Scientists Call for Economic Stimulus to Address Climate Adaptation and Covid and Signing Ceremony

13.55 - 14.00
Concluding remarks by Ms. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management

Time zone: CET

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