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2 November 2023 13:00-13:45 (EAT)

The WASP supported 2023 edition of the Adaptation Gap Report will be launched in a virtual press conference in the lead up to the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).  The launch event will take place on Thursday, 2 November 2023 at 13:00 (EAT).

The report provides an update on the global status and progress of the adaptation progress across three elements: planning, financing, and implementation. The 2023 edition will provide a more in-depth finance assessment chapter and include a thematic deep-dive chapter on loss and damage.


  • Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Mr. Ibrahim Thiauw, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • Ms. Loretta Hieber Girardet, Chief of Risk Knowledge, Monitoring and Capacity-Development, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
  • Henry Neufeldt, Chief Scientific Editor of the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report 2022 (UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre)


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