Groningen puts climate adaptation on the map worldwide with a free online festival

It’s probably the biggest challenge of the 21st century: the changing climate. Consequences of flooding due to heavy rainfall, heatwaves, and draughts have an increasing impact on our daily lives. How we can adapt to these consequences is the main subject of the Climate Adaptation Week Groningen (The Netherlands) from Tuesday 19 until Monday 25 January 2021. It is the run-up festival to the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) on 25 January 2021, where world leaders will unite online to talk about concrete global actions concerning climate adaptation. Groningen is providing substantive content to that summit from youth, Nobel Prize Laureates and IPCC members.

Over 70 national and international speakers from more than 20 countries in the world will discuss the current and future status of climate adaptation. This all happens at the free interactive (online) festival in Groningen. The program of the Climate Adaptation Week Groningen is packed with fun, innovative, inspiring and in depth elements. From the latest scientific insights from IPCC members to a Science Statement on the urgency of climate adaptation from Nobel Prize Laureates. From inspiring talks from youth influencers all over the world to sustainable art activities, movies and action to regreen the environment. Important guests that speak at the Groningen event are for example Tawakkol Karman (Nobel Peace Prize 2011), Christopher Pissarides (Nobel Prize in Economics 2010), Donna Strickland (Nobel Prize in Physics 2018) and former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. The total program of this special (inter)national (online) interactive festival can be found on the website The highlights of the program: