TomorrowNow.org is very pleased to see climate adaptation as a central theme of COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh this year! The consequences of climate change are unfolding now and those most impacted are the least equipped to adapt and act. We look forward to engaging with COP27 participants in a critical dialogue around how we can work better together to accelerate climate adaptation solutions – for TOMORROW (inclusive and sustainable) and NOW (before it’s too late). #inclusiveclimateaction
Please join us @COP27 (online or in person, events listed below) and reach out on Linkedin if you plan to be there.
This year, the TomorrowNow.org team will be attending COP27 to amplify the dialogue around three key ideas for #inclusiveclimateaction:
We cannot raise and distribute climate-aid fast enough. We need weather philanthropy, not climate aid. TomorrowNow.org believes in the power of transformative philanthropy for climate action. This means philanthropy that invests in “systems” solutions; Philanthropy that will help nations shift from reactive to proactive climate action; Philanthropy that will leverage existing investments and accelerate impact; Philanthropy that will catalyze the partnerships necessary to build robust public systems AND enable markets to cover long-term costs and incentivize innovation. A focus on transforming systems will lead not only to inclusive solutions that are best-in class and affordable now but also viable long term and can scale rapidly.
So three questions for you, ready for COP27:
With one of the pillars of the conference being specific to “adaptation”, TomorrowNow is in a unique position to highlight our past, present and future work around weather and climate adaptation. As we approach COP 27, there are a number of inspiring initiatives we’re excited to share ahead of the event. TomorrowNow will be attending COP 27 for the duration of the conference participating on speaking panels, attending networking events and making an exciting announcement or two.
Israel Pavilion: Leveraging Next Gen Space and Weather for Zero Hunger and Climate Action
CGIAR Pavilion: AIM for Climate Roadshow: Accelerating AIM4C Investments for Smallholder Agriculture
COP27 Presidency Main Stage: AIM for Climate: Enabling Solutions at the Agriculture-Climate-Food Security Nexus
UN Pavilion: Next Generation Weather Intelligence for African Climate Adaptation Now
Tetratech: AI and ML to support smallholder farmers and regenerative agriculture.
Youth Event: UN Global Centre for Climate Mobility (GCCM).
Acting Now and Working Together For Climate Action
Core to our approach at TomorrowNow.org is the critical importance of working together. Currently, our projects are based in Africa (Kenya) and are gathering momentum due to our community-led approach in addition to working with some truly stellar collaborators including:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: The “OSIRIS” and “HORUS” projects, which are Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -funded initiatives led by TomorrowNow, are currently being implemented in East Africa. We are collaborating with public, private and NGO partners in Kenya and local farmer-facing organizations to rapidly improve the quality and access of weather intelligence for climate-resilient agriculture and #zerohunger. We are also running in-person and virtual convening events and campaigns such as #whyweathermatters with a focus on amplifying the voice of women and youth!
We Must Take Urgent Action to Ensure That Everyone Can Adapt and Thrive in A Changing Climate
We look forward to seeing you at COP 27!