COP27 Asia Pacific Resilience Hub
The Regional Resilience Hubs played a crucial role of ensuring the voices and perspectives of traditionally under-represented communities are amplified and heard. They played a central role in illuminating and communicating regional priorities, actions, solutions and challenges on the global stage at COP27.
Key Messages that have come out of this year’s Asia Pacific highlight the strong need to go beyond talk and create action. Key messaging focused on Water Rights, Land Tenure and Climate Finance and Investment. Key messages shared by all roundtables addressed scalability, financial and investment requirements, adaptation action gaps, the need and acknowledgement for local and indigenous knowledge, and the provision of resources to small-holder farmers. Bringing actions to the region’s development agenda, all participants unanimously agreed that now is the moment to act if we are to strengthen our ability to bounce forward in creating climate resilience in the region.
A series of graphic recordings of each regionally-focused thematic round table can be viewed here.
Asia Pacific Regional Resilience Hub supported the main Resilience Hub in the run-up to COP27, to ensure that the programming reflected perspectives and priorities from the region, including actions, solutions, and challenges. The Global EverGreening Alliance was in charge of the COP27 Asia Pacific Regional Resilience Hub. The hub gathered knowledge and evidence from government, academia, the private sector, and civil society in order to scale up action toward the common objective of making communities and ecosystems safer, healthier, and more just. The regional hub provided key messages, trends, and inventive solutions to enhance resilience, particularly from the frontline climate warriors, by elevating local voices to the global stage during COP27 in November 2022.
Order of Events
In October, the virtual programme featured four focused roundtable discussions. The targeted dialogues at the virtual roundtables with the key regional organisations centred on three significant thematic areas to understand the primary problems, priority areas, and local initiatives. Priority main themes included climate finance and investment, water rights, and land tenure, intending to capture additional cross-cutting themes such as gender inclusion, promoting local and indigenous knowledge, and amplifying on-the-ground efforts.
The in-person reflective session was held in Resilience Hub at Bluezone in Sharm el-Sheikh on November 12. The Asia Pacific Regional Resilience Hub brought many organisations to openly discuss the challenges confronted and the needed solutions for the region.
Partners & co-hosts
The COP27 Asia Pacific Regional Resilience Hub was led by the Global EverGreening Alliance.
The below partners hosted Asia Pacific round tables:
Australia Water Partnership is an organisation that aspires to deliver meaningful and enduring change by supporting, championing, promoting and enabling sustainable water resource management and water security.
BAIF Development Research Foundation has been impacting rural lives through its livelihood and climate-resilient programmes for more than 55 years in India. They work across 93,738 villages in 325 districts of 13 states including 59 aspirational districts. It has merged the Gandhian approach to rural prosperity with climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. The organization has a strong human resource base comprising of a multidisciplinary team of professionals, researchers, thematic experts and field practitioners.
The COP27 Asia Pacific Regional Resilience Hub thanks regional partners across the Asia Pacific who have contributed to roundtable discussions and offered case studies, resources, and the region’s important key messages.
Numerous case studies from Asia-Pacific partners show how local and grassroots communities build climate change resilience. These stories and case-studies explain region’s resilience solutions and locally-led actions, as well as scalable and investor-ready projects for state and non-state actors. Explore regional voices, challenges and solutions here.
The Asia Pacific Regional Hub reached out to partners and stakeholders from the region to gather case-studies and resources. The list of featured resources can be found here.
The Asia Pacific Regional Hub has collated a range of interesting resources and case-studies from across the region. The featured resources have been curated according to theme below.
Arts, Culture, Antiquities, and Heritage
- Indigenous knowledge, Water and Climate Dialogue Videos (Australian Water Partnership)
Cities and Urbanization
- Building Resilience of the Urban (ADB Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund)
- Urban WaterGuide (Australian Water Partnership)
- Let the Community Voice Flow: The Resilience Story of Barangay Betag in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines (ADB Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund)
- Resilience Profile of Kalibaru, Jakarta – Indonesia (Kota Kita Foundation)
Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Action
- Warriors, Not Victims’: Grassroots women build resilience in Nepal (Huairou Commission)
- Assessing the Climate Change Readiness of Pacific Island Water and Sanitation Utilities – Pacific (Australian Water Partnership)
- Blog piece – Why we need to talk about climate when we talk about water – Australia (Australian Water Partnership)
- News article – Reducing Disaster Risk in the Pacific (Australian Water Partnership)
- Kolkata’s Retrospect: Dual Disasters: Covid 19 & Amphan – India (Living Deltas Research Hub)
Finance and Investment
- Financing local investment through the Community Resilience Fund – India (Huairou Commission)
- Climate and disaster risk financing helps vulnerable communities in Fiji – Fiji (UN Volunteers with UNCDF )
Food and Agriculture
- Grassroots Women as Adaptation Leaders – India (Huairou Commission)
- Scaling up Local Adaptation and Resilience building – Indonesia (Huairou Commission)
Water and Natural Ecosystems
- Fostering gender equality and sustainability in the WASH private sector – Cambodia (iDE, Water for Women)
- Dignity – The story of Mrs. Yen and her Auntie Bo (Thrive Networks / East Meets West, Water for Women)
- The Life with Water: Establishing a Community-Based Water Supply System in Barangay San Julian, Janiuay, Iloilo (ADB Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund)
- 2022 Asia-Pacific Water Policy Report: Listening to National Water Leaders (Water Policy Group)
- Water Log – A series of blogs from the Asian Deltas (Living Delta)
- Living Delta Case-studies across Asia (Living Delta)