Rotterdam and Groningen awarded Global Climate Adaptation Centre

21 Sep

The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) will be located in Rotterdam and Groningen. The joint bid by the two cities for the GCECA was the most convincing of six bids entered, said State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment Ms Dijksma.

The GCECA will have approximately 20 staff, whose main focus will be to advise countries on how to best adapt to climate change, concentrating on infrastructure and agriculture.

Floating office in Rotterdam
Rotterdam will build a climate-neutral floating office to house GCECA. The office in Groningen will be located in a sustainable office building.

The GCECA is an important impulse for Rotterdam, Groningen and the Netherlands to reinforce their position on the global map and showcase their knowledge and expertise when it comes to sustainability and climate change. 

The successful bid was drafted in cooperation with Rotterdam Partners and the regional development agency InnovationQuarter, and was supported by many public and private climate adaptation partners in the provinces of South Holland and Groningen.