Speech by Mark Harbers, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, at the official launch of the IPDC, UN Headquarters, New York, 23 March 2023, 18.30

“All countries are noticing the effects of climate change. And it’s even worse for deltas, coastal areas and islands. it’s crucial to take action. And that’s exactly why we’re here. Because no country or island can do this alone. And they don’t need to, either. We can learn from each other, strengthen each other and share knowledge, solutions and financing with each other. That’s what the IPDC is all about. From Shared Global Knowledge to Local Action!” 
Dat zei minister Harbers op 23 maart in New York bij de lancering van het International Panel on Deltas and Coastal Areas.