The countdown to ECCA 2021 has started! The goal of #ECCA2021 is to inspire adaptation action by showcasing solutions, exchanging knowledge, creating connections and strengthening the dialogue on how to act and at scale to adapt to climate change.2021 is the year of adaptation to climate change. It started in January 2021 with the first global Climate Adaptation Summit and culminates in November at COP26 in Glasgow with a discussion on a Global Adaptation Goal.Resilience building and climate change adaptation are very high priorities on the EU agenda. As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission recently launched a new EU Adaptation Strategy, the European Climate Pact and Mission Adaptation, a cornerstone of the Horizon Europe Research Framework programme.In the context of increasing severe and frequent climate impacts, the ongoing pandemic and the economic recovery packages to build back better, the 5th ECCA conference will engage adaptation experts, researchers, policy-makers, local authorities, businesses and investors, NGOs, youth and education organisations to inspire and deliver climate action and be part of the collective European climate change adaptation effort.From 25 May to 10 June 2021: a series of 9 webinars on critical climate change adaptation challenges gathering researchers, adaptation experts, policy makers and other stakeholders.22 June 2021: a high-level conference presenting and discussing key policy messages from the webinars with high-level decision makers, influencers, researchers and implementers. Registration open now: https://www.ecca21.eu/ .