About the Resilience Hub

Around the world, people and ecosystems are being threatened by the climate crisis, and many have already experienced significant, devastating consequences.

The Resilience Hub brings together a global community with diverse perspectives and experiences to share knowledge, co-create solutions and catalyse action. As the main pavilion for climate resilience and adaptation at COP, the Hub aims to drive the conversation and agenda around resilience and place locally-informed, equitable resilience solutions for people and nature at the heart of the COP process. It also aims to amplify the local voices of the most vulnerable and climate affected through the incorporation of Regional Hubs as an integral part of the programming and delivery of the Resilience Hub.

Each year, thousands of people from around the world attend or participate in the Resilience Hub, both virtually and in-person. The Hub was launched at COP26 in Glasgow, the first time climate resilience had a physical home at a COP. In the lead up to COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, the Resilience Hub held a series of Regional Resilience Hubs to ensure that diverse perspectives and best practices on resilience are amplified and help drive the agenda at COP.

In 2023, the Resilience Hub will return to COP28 in Dubai, UAE, with a mission to further accelerate the ambition, action and investment that is urgently needed on adaptation and resilience, from now through 2030.


Why Resilience?

Resilience is the ability to persist, adapt, and transform in the face of shocks and stresses.

  • Around the world, we are seeing more and more catastrophic climate impacts each year, particularly in the Global South. By 2030, it’s expected that four billion people will be at risk of climate impacts. 
  • Without sufficient resilience planning and policy-making, communities, cities, countries and entire regions and ecosystems will continue to face the devastating effects of the climate crisis.
  • We must protect those most vulnerable to climate impacts and address losses and damages – the need to compensate those most affected by the destructive impacts of climate change that cannot be avoided either by mitigation or adaptation – which are exacerbating global inequity.
  • To keep the goals of the Paris Agreement within reach and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to halve emissions this decade, rapidly increase resilience and build adaptive capacities, putting people and nature first.

Guiding Principles for the Resilience Hub

  • Inclusive and Representative
    The Hub will lift up diverse voices that have been traditionally under-represented in the full co-development and delivery process.
  • 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 COP28.
  • 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 COP pavilions to ensure convergence around adaptation and resilience are highlighted across programming. 

Themes for COP28

The Resilience Hub themes for COP28 are designed and agreed upon by a Steering Committee of regionally and sectorally diverse non-state actors with input from Resilience Hub Managing Partners. Learn more about this year’s nine themes here.