China taps into global expertise in climate change battle against increasing floods and drought
First overseas office for top pedigree climate adaptation experts opens in Beijing
While much work has been done on mitigation, focus turns to adapting to changing circumstances of global warming
With droughts and floods occurring with increasing frequency in Chinese cities, Beijing has been taking active steps to tap foreign expertise in tackling climate change, most recently with the launch of the first regional office of the Dutch Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA).
Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Rotterdam-based GCA, said the China office would support scaled-up and transformative adaptation initiatives across Asia, and facilitate knowledge sharing and actions around the world.