Rotterdam Awarded Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation

By Arnoud Molenaar.

In early 2017, The Netherlands announced it would work with Japan and UN Environment to establish a Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) to help countries, institutions and businesses adapt to a changing climate. And now, we are excited to share that this international knowledge centre will be hosted in two Dutch cities: Rotterdam and Groningen. The cities were chosen based on factors such as the cities’ location, expertise on the impact of climate change, and innovative office buildings.

Rotterdam’s location in the Dutch delta and the innovative planning tht has required and inspired, have brought it international recognition for its climate adaptation initiatives and its international accessibility. Continuing with this ground-breaking work, the city is currently exploring the possibility of building a new climate-neutral floating office building for the climate centre staff.

As Chief Resilience Officer for Rotterdam, I am confident that … >>