‘And, given that the changes are already being experienced and the impacts are inevitable, efforts towards adaptation need to be paced up,’ said Choubey when the conference opened on a practical level the 6th International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation is taking place.
Confirming the importance of the conference, and the opportunity for all parties to engage in active and constructive dialogue in the run-up to the COP26 in Glasgow, the annual climate summit in Glasgow, England, the Minister said that “Adaptation measures should be designed to cater to specific needs of the country, community, and region.”
The Sixth World Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), is the first of its kind held in Asia by India.
“As the world economies are rebuilding and adapting to the pandemic, we have an opportunity to build more sustainable economic recoveries, and strengthen resilience to future shocks, by scaling up investment in climate adaptation.” Dhawan said.
“COP26 will become an adaptation COP.”Anand Patwardhan
Dr. Anand Patwardhan, Chair of the Science Committee, Adaptation Futures, and Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, underscored the critical moment of the conference and the requirement for urgent Climate Change Adaptation measures, saying that many people hoped that “COP26 will become an adaptation COP.”