The Centre focuses its activities on those areas where acceleration is most needed: where action is most urgently required and where this is complementary to the work of others. GCECA is an independent organisation with a physical office in the Netherlands. The Centre is part of a large international network.


Initiating partners

Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement, the Netherlands

UN Environment

Go to website UN Environment

National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

Go to website NIES Japan



Other members of the preparatory group, representing various stakeholder groups


Acclimatise (chair)Go to website Acclimatise


PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Go to website Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency


Delta Alliance

Go to website Delta Alliance



Global Environment Facility

Go to website Global Environment Facility


Municipality of Rotterdam

Go to website Municipality of Rotterdam


Royal Netherlands Meteorologic Institute

Go to website Royal Netherlands Meteorologic Institute



Members of the Advisory Group (non-exhaustive list)

  • Adaptation Fund
  • Caribbean Community Climate Change Center
  • Climate-KIC
  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
  • Deltares
  • European Investment Bank
  • Kingdom of Morocco
  • Munich Climate Insurance Initiative
  • National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network
  • NDC Partnership
  • Netherlands Water Partnership
  • Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
  • S&P Global
  • SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
  • Stockholm Environment Institute
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • UNEP DTU Partnership
  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
  • Wageningen University and Research
  • World Resources Institute

The Centre’s preparatory group is in dialogue with over 150 potential partner organisations. Is your organisation interested? Please contact the Centre’s project office at