"We are at the point of no return", Ban told an audience at the commission's launch in The Hague, where the Netherlands hosted its 28 commissioners.
The Global Commission on Adaptation is led by Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank, and was initiated by the Netherlands. The platform includes 17 countries - including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Canada - and 27 commissioners, representing all regions of the globe and all sectors of industry.
In fact, according to a high-level global commission far too little is being done to protect people from the heatwaves, storms and floods being supercharged by climate change. In short, the world is falling short of the transformation required to adapt to a changing climate.
Mr Sy said: "We see the reality of climate change brought about by humans every day".
She said achieving this would scale up and speed up the pace of global climate action.
"Third is to enhance local resilience".
He assured that Bangladesh will continue to deal with the issue of climate change adaptation under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as they would like to build an eco-friendly and integrated South Asia, where Bangladesh shall continue to serve as a role model.
This year, four municipalities received close to USD4 million for multi-year programs on climate-resilient agriculture, ridge to reef disaster risk reduction systems, ecological farming, and a climate field school for farmers and fisherfolk.
The commission will produce a major report on adapting to climate change for the United Nations climate summit in September 2019, followed by a year of action to implement its recommendations.
"From risk assessment, the proper technology can come in, and the right amount of financing - not just in donations but in investments", she said.
"Many businesses also recognise that taking actions to become more climate resilient may open up new opportunities for growth and innovation".
"We can not afford to fail".
In its first year, the Commission will oversee preparation of a flagship report and present its findings and recommendations at the 2019 UN Secretary-General's (UNSG) climate summit.
The flagship report will layout the importance of accelerated adaptation to climate risks, what new actions are needed, what must be done differently, and how governments, companies and citizens can be part of these actions.
Countries at the forefront of adaptation have taken the lead in creating the Global Commission on Adaptation.