Press Releases UNEP: Press Conference: Launch of 2023 Adaptation Gap Report

UNEP: Press Conference: Launch of 2023 Adaptation Gap Report

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 1:00pm EAT/ 11:00am CET/ 6:00am EST

Ahead of the UN Climate Conference (COP28) taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) will launch the eighth edition of its Adaptation Gap Report during a virtual press conference on 2 November at 1:00pm EAT/ 11:00am CET/ 6:00am EST.

The UNEP Adaptation Gap Report series provides an annual, science-based assessment of the global progress on adaptation planning, financing, and implementation. It also explores options for enhancing and advancing national and global adaptation efforts, and provides in-depth analysis of selected issues of interest. Adaptation Gap Report 2023: Underfinanced. Underprepared – Inadequate investment and planning on climate adaptation leaves world exposed will provide a more thorough assessment and revised estimates of adaptation finance gaps, and also takes a deep dive into loss and damage.

UNEP has produced the Adaptation Gap Report since 2014, with the aim of informing climate discussions and policy among UN Member States. While it remains an independent assessment, the objective of the AGR is closely aligned with that of the UNFCCC Global Stocktake. The Adaptation Gap Report is co-produced by UNEP, the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre (UNEP-CCC) and the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP).

Date: Thursday, 2 November 2023
Time: 1:00pm EAT/ 11:00am CET/ 6:00am EST

Duration: 45 minutes


  • Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDDR) (TBC)
  • Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (TBC)
  • Henry Neufeldt, Chief Scientific Editor of the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report 2023 (UNEP-CCC)

To join the press conference with the option to ask questions, register here  and send an RSVP to News and Media Unit, UN Environment Programme (

The press conference will be broadcast live at:

To receive press materials under embargo and/or to send questions ahead of the launch, please contact: News and Media Unit, UN Environment Programme (

Please note: Documents shared upon request are under strict embargo until Thursday, 2 November 2023, 1:00pm EAT/ 11:00am CET/ 6:00am EST and may undergo minor changes before official publication.

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