Plenary Tuesday

 Tuesday 10 May, 9.30 – 12.45, Rotterdam Hall

Moderator
Vivienne Parry, United Kingdom

Welcome by the hosts
Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme

Setting the scene for practices and solutions

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 
Roger Pulwarty, Senior Advisor for Climate Research, and, Director of the National Integrated Drought Information System, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

Opening of the Adaptation Expo

Where will we go, a short film of Kadir van Lohuizen, the Netherlands

Panel

  • Debra Roberts, eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa, and IPCC Working Group II
  • John Firth, Acclimatise, United Kingdom
  • Christiana Figueres, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Roger Pulwarty, Senior Advisor for Climate Research, and, Director of the National Integrated Drought Information System, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
  • Mark Watts, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, USA

 

HOSTS OF THE CONFERENCE