About the Resilience Hub

The Resilience Hub is an inclusively built virtual and physical space that aims to mobilise greater levels of ambition and action on building resilience to climate change. It serves as the home to the Race to Resilience campaign at COP, representing over 1,500 non-state actors taking action on resilience around the world.

The Hub was launched at COP26 in Glasgow, the first time climate resilience had a physical home at a COP, with over 10,000 virtual and physical participants.

Following the success at placing resilience on the global climate agenda in Glasgow, the Resilience Hub is returning for COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh with Regional Resilience Hubs running throughout the year to inform the final programme.

Why Resilience?

There is an urgent need to build the resilience of local and global systems that underpin communities and livelihoods. 

  • For the majority of people, dealing with the impacts of climate change that are already here is the most pressing climate issue they face. 
  • However, financing and systemic action on mitigation still outweighs that for adaptation and resilience.
  • Collective action on both adaptation and mitigation is needed if we are to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, creating communities which can thrive, not just survive the impacts of climate change. 
  • The mission of the Resilience Hub is to accelerate the ambition, action and investment that is urgently needed on adaptation and resilience from COP27 through to 2030.

 

Guiding Principles for the Resilience Hub

  • Inclusive and Representative
    The Hub will lift up diverse voices that have been traditionally under-represented.
  • Connecting Local to Global
    Through Regional Resilience Hubs and increased regional partnerships, the Resilience Hub is ensuring regional priorities and stakeholders are adequately represented at COP27. 
  • Radical Collaboration
    The Hub will facilitate cross-partnership networking and encourage new collaboration between private, public and civil society actors, with a particular focus on amplifying community voices and local solutions that are frequently less heard in international climate dialogue spaces.
  • Focus on Action, Progress and Accountability
    The Hub is dedicated to advancing action on resilience and adaptation, showing what works and why; how to scale successful solutions; and raising further ambition.
  • Working Across the COP Landscape
    The Hub will work in tandem with other COP27 pavilions to ensure convergence around adaptation and resilience are highlighted across programming. 

Themes for COP27

The Resilience Hub themes for COP27 are designed and agreed upon by a Steering Committee of regionally and sectorally diverse non-state actors with input from Resilience Hub Managing Partners.