Resources relating to individual sessions, themes and managing partners
- Sun 6 Nov
- Mon 7 Nov
- Tue 8 Nov
- Wed 9 Nov
- Thur 10 Nov
- Fri 11 Nov
- Sat 12 Nov
- Mon 14 Nov
- Tue 15 Nov
- Wed 16 Nov
- Thur 17 Nov
- Fri 18 Nov
Sunday 6th November
Messages from local voices and concrete solutions to improve climate finance access on the ground
Alliance Voices for Just Climate Action: https://voicesforjustclimateaction.org/
Monday 7th November
Head of State/Agency Dialogue: Debt Swaps for Climate and Nature
IMF (2022) Debt swaps: analysis, design and implementation https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2022/08/11/Debt-for-Climate-Swaps-Analysis-Design-and-Implementation-522184
Steele, P and Patel, S (2020) Tackling the triple crisis: Using debt swaps to address debt, climate and nature loss post-COVID-19. IIED, London. http://pubs.iied.org/16674IIED
Useree, D (2021). Redesigning debt: lessons from HIPC for COVID, climate and nature. IIED, London. https://pubs.iied.org/20276iied
Patel, S, Steele, P, Kelly, L and Adam, J-P (2021) Innovative financing for Africa: Harnessing debt for climate and nature. IIED, London. http://pubs.iied.org/20486IIED
Volz,U, Akhtar,S, Gallagher,K, Griffith-Jones,S, Haas, J, and Kraemer,M. (2021), Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery: Securing Private-sector Participation and Creating Policy Space for Sustainable Development. Berlin, London, and Boston, MA: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung;
SOAS, University of London; and Boston University; https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/35254/1/DRGR%20Report%202021.pdf
Volz et al. (2020), Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery. Berlin, London, and Boston, MA: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung; SOAS, University of London; and Boston University.
Griffith-Jones S and Carreras, M (2021) Whose debt is it anyway? A sustainable route out of the crisis for low-income countries, IIED, London https://pubs.iied.org/20246iied
Scaling up Comprehensive Risk Management to avert, minimize and address losses and damages
Information from the following resources will be used during the Event:
Promoting synergy and alignment: between Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the context of National Adaptation Plans https://www.undrr.org/publication/promoting-synergy-and-alignment-between-climate-change-adaptation-and-disaster-risk
Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Pathways for policy coherence in Sub-Saharan Africa
Policy coherence between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (Benin, Malawi, Uganda, Niger)
IFRC – The Climate Centre’s research on evidence-led policy and practice
Tuesday 8th November
Key messages from frontline champions to COP27 from different geographies in South Asia
South Asia Resilience Hub website : https://cop-resilience-hub.org/regional-hubs/south-asia/
Key message cards: https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ficccadnet-my.sharepoint.com%2F%3Af%3A%2Fg%2Fpersonal%2Fmagnus_ahmed_icccad_org%2FEvjYdOnLykZOiYnnKpt_1TgBSgk3W2My-4Rqb60NYTunmQ%3Fe%3Du0Q4Fm&data=05%7C01%7Csarah.farheen%40icccad.org%7C159f9bb4b755469e37ad08dab595693f%7C298d36205cfd44a89cfff42654d5873a%7C0%7C0%7C638021950573280944%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Zzuz6%2B0WNdM7qZHzESPn4MybSv9gNW8CXxzrFhpWXy8%3D&reserved=0
Youtube playlist with all session recordings
What does effective loss and damage finance look like from a resilience perspective?
Addressing loss and damage: practical insights for tackling multidimensional risks in LDCs and SIDS | Publications Library (iied.org) – 21046iied.pdf
The Health-Climate Nexus
Well-being of Future Generations Act (The Essentials)
Inequality in a Future Wales: Areas for action in work, climate and demographic change (2021)
Investing in Resilience
Key background resources relating to GRII and GRMA include:
UNDRR Risk Information Exchange: https://rix.undrr.org/
Global Risk Modeling Alliance: https://www.grma.global/
Global Resilience Index Initiative: https://www.cgfi.ac.uk/global-resilience-index-initiative/
IDF Risk Modeling Working Group: https://www.insdevforum.org/working-groups/rmsg/
Examples of insurance and risk transfer being used to help protect against disasters:
Danish Red Cross / Philippine Mangrove project blog post
Danish Red Cross volcano catastrophe bond news article + video explainer
Jamaican farmer hurricane parametric protection – press release
David Howden – call for action at COP26 (World Climate Summit) – speech and supporting article
Wednesday 9th November
Climate Justice through International Law: A high-level dialogue on the proposal for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice
Vanuatu will make an announcement on the progress of the ICJ Resolution, including the actual question that will be put to the International Court of Justice. The draft Resolution will be made on www.VanuatuICJ.com
Thursday 10th November
Fishing For Climate Resilience: Unlocking the collective potential of vulnerable, coastal communities for climate action
Fishing for Climate Resilience webpage & Project Video
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments
Policy Paper: EbA and the successful implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
Policy Paper: Coastal and Marine Ecosystems as Nature-Based Solutions in New or Updated Nationally Determined Contributions
Building resilience through the nexus of urban and rural food, health and climate systems
Research Articles references in session:
Global Alliance for the Future of Food Untapped Opportunities: Assessment of Food Systems in NDCs and Untapped Opportunities: Climate Finance for Food Systems Transformation (late October launch)
Advancing Resilience Measurement: Measuring resilience in complex systems
The Market Systems Resilience Index: A Multi-Dimensional Tool for Development Practitioners to Assess Resilience at Multiple Levels
Developing the Market Systems Resilience Index (MSRI)
Global Resilience Index Initiative – Greening Finance and Investment (cgfi.ac.uk)
Designing for Crisis and Conflict: Integrated urban responses for people and infrastructure in response to risk
Gu, Y. (In press). China is vulnerable facing climate change and stratospheric injection intervention strategies might be the ‘Immunity’ to it.
Odoulami, R.C., New, M., Wolski, P., Guillemet, G., Pinto, I., Lennard, C., Muri, H. and Tilmes, S., 2020. Stratospheric Aerosol Injection could lower future risk of ‘Day Zero’ level droughts in Cape Town. Environmental Research Letters, 15(12), p.124007.
Tye, M.R., Dagon, K., Molina, M.J., Richter, J.H., Visioni, D., Kravitz, B. and Tilmes, S., 2022. Indices of extremes: geographic patterns of change in extremes and associated vegetation impacts under climate intervention. Earth System Dynamics, 13(3), pp.1233-1257.
Friday 11th November
Realizing Infrastructure’s Resilience Dividend: Essential insights for piloting, financing and delivering impact at scale
WSP Panelist videos:
Tom Lewis and Stacy Swann COP27 Video Clips
Seven Climate Week Takeaways to Inform COP27
What Climate Gentrification Means for Adaptation Planning
How Social Equity Can Accelerate Climate Action
Water in a Changing Climate: Risk Assessment and Adaptation
Tom Lewis – Climate Week (Clip 2) (vimeo.com)
Tom Lewis – Climate Week (Clip 3) (vimeo.com)
Pinellas County Vulnerability Assessment
Apalachicola Bay Living Shoreline Coastal Resilience
Caltrans Statewide Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
Saturday 12th November
Navigating the current food crisis at the nexus between climate, conflict and food security– Exploring the multiple solutions space
Environment of Peace Report:
The case for a Food Systems Stability Board
The Case for a Food Systems Stability Board by Sandrine Dixson-Declève, José Antonio Ocampo and Felia Salim – Project Syndicate (project-syndicate.org)
Investment in resilient food systems in the most vulnerable and fragile regions is critical
GCA Local Adaptation Champions Awards ceremony
Monday 14th November
Building blue/green skills needed for a safe and sustainable ocean economy
Foresight review of ocean safety https://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/en/publications/download-foresight-review-on-ocean-safety/
Update from the Just Transition Maritime Taskforce https://ungc-communications-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/docs/publications/Concept%20Note_Just%20Transition%20Maritimepdf.pdf
Women and climate resilience in global supply chains
WOW has a number of resources available online, such as the ‘Women and Net Zero Economy’ toolkit that was developed for COP26 for businesses with global supply chains. There are also briefing papers written by the WOW helpdesk covering a wide range of issues and that have been used by FCDO to embed gender into economic development programmes. All of the reports can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/work-and-opportunities-for-women
Showcasing the depth, range and potential of creative climate practices to reimagine and shape resilience on the ground
Julies Bicycle – https://juliesbicycle.com/
Creative Climate Leadership – https://www.creativeclimateleadership.com/
Cultural Heritage Network – https://www.climateheritage.org/
Sinai Trail – https://sinaitrail.net/
British Council –
Creative Commissions for Climate Action | British Council
Cultural Protection Fund | British Council
Architecture Design Fashion | British Council
Mason’s Ink Studio – https://www.masonsinkstudio.com/about.html
Culture at COP – https://www.cultureatcop.com/
Letters to the Earth – www.letterstotheearth.com
Tuesday 15th November
Vulnerability Assessment Lessons from the Culture and Heritage Worlds in Africa
Session starts with a song written and sang by Mercy Mbogelah:
Resources to share with the participants available on the CVI Africa website (https://cvi-africa.org/):
CVI Africa Project Summary (report)
Application of the Climate Vulnerability Index for The Sukur Cultural Landscape in Nigeria (report in English)
Application of the Climate Vulnerability Index for The Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and the Ruins of Songo Mnara in Tanzania (reports in English and Swahili)
The relationship between local, indigenous knowledge and innovative technologies
Indigenous knowledge for development : a framework for action. World Bank (1998).
Food System Innovations and Digital Technologies to Foster Productivity Growth and Rural Transformation; IFPRI (2021)
Addressing Innovation Barriers in Energy and Mobility Entrepreneurship: Innovative business models and initiatives to scale up markets
Biographies of session speakers
Tackling cascading risks, losses, and damages in heavily interconnected
Biographies of session speakers
Geospatial Risk and Resilience Assessment Platform (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)
The Build Change Guide to Resilient Housing
The Cost of Improving Vulnerable Housing
The Oxford Programme for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (OPSIS):
Wednesday 16th November
Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into Climate-Resilient Water
AWP-World Bank collaboration: Valuing Water: The Australian perspective
Community Voices Summary Report
Unlocking Blue Prosperity: How blue food communities can survive and thrive in the climate emergency
Climate change paper of the Blue Food Assessment: https://bluefood.earth/science/climate/
Justice paper of the Blue Food Assessment: https://bluefood.earth/science/justice/
Blue food innovations as part of Uplink challenge: https://uplink.weforum.org/uplink/s/uplink-issue/a002o0000133Q8JAAU/the-blue-food-challenge
Conservation of Agrobiodiversity and Climate Adaptation in the Andes: Resilience and food security of Andean communities
From Gray to Green: Integrating nature-based solutions in the infrastructure lifecycle
Biographies of session speakers
Nature-based solutions: One remedy for two ills
Finding the Infrastructure and Environment Nexus
How can cities use Nature-based Solutions to tackle urban flooding?
Protecting shores in critical Gulf Coast regions demands creative solutions
Video: Apalachicola Bay Living Shoreline
Video: Resilient NJ
UNEP’s International Good Practice Principles for sustainable Infrastructure
Conservation International: Green-Gray Infrastructure
Global Green-Gray Community of Practice
Practical Guide to Implementing Green-Gray Infrastructure
Conservation International Green-Gray website: https://www.conservation.org/projects/green-gray-infrastructure
Global Green-Gray Community of Practice: https://www.conservation.org/projects/global-green-gray-community-of-practice
Practical Guide to Implementing Green-Gray Infrastructure: https://www.conservation.org/docs/default-source/publication-pdfs/ci-green-gray-practical-guide-v08.pdf?sfvrsn=62ed4b48_2
Asian Development Bank resources:
Integrating Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management: A Practitioner’s Guide | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
Guidelines for Mainstreaming Natural River Management in Water Sector Investments | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
Nature-Based Solutions for Flood Risk Management: Revitalizing Philippine Rivers to Boost Climate Resilience and Enhance Environmental Stability | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
How Nature-Based Solutions Can Help Reduce Flood Risks | Development Asia
Thursday 17th November
Amplifying Voices from Urban Informal Settlements: Governance and finance models that advance climate justice and urban resilience
“Know Your City: Slum Dwellers Count,” Slum Dwellers International, 2018. https://sdinet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/SDI_StateofSlums_LOW_FINAL.pdf
“Realising the Multiple Benefits of Climate Resilience and Inclusive Development in Informal Settlements,” Alice Sverdlik, Diana Mitlin, David Dodman, IIED, 2019. https://sdinet.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2356_Realising_the_Multiple_Benefits_of__Climate_Resilience_and__Inclusive_Development_in_Informal_Settlements_FINAL.original.pdf
“From Recovery to Resilience: Community-led Responses to Covid-19 in Informal Settlements,” Ariana Karamallis (SDI) and Mara Forbes (Cities Alliance), 2020.
Leave No One Behind: Tackling the conflict and fragility blindspot in climate finance
International Monetary Fund for Fragile and Conflict Affected States (2022)
Mercy Corps: Addressing the Climate Conflict Nexus (2022)
UNDP, Climate Finance for Sustaining Peace (2021)
SPARC, Exploring the Conflict Blind Spots in Climate and Adaptation Finance (2021)
Chatham House, Conflict, Fragility and Multilateral Climate Funds (2022)
IGC, How can DFIs better invest in low-growth countries? (blog, Sept. 2022)
IIED, Addressing loss and damage: practical insights for tackling multidimensional risks in LDCs and SIDS
ICRC et al, Embracing Discomfort: A Call to Enable Finance for Climate-Change Adaptation in Conflict Settings
Convergence, The State of Blended Finance 2022: Climate Edition
Centre of Excellence for Climate and Disaster Resilience: Moving Back From the Edge ODI: Rethinking climate security narratives
Friday 18th November
Learn More about each theme and who is involved at the Resilience Hub
Finance and Investment
COP26 resulted in renewed momentum to meet the climate finance goals, and to align more finance with efforts to reach the local level. For example, $1.5 bn was committed to support institutions and organisations who have endorsed the Principles for Locally Led Adaptation. Building on research which indicates that only US$1 in every US$10 has supported local level action, there is an urgent need not only to continue to step up the amount of finance available, but to help shape and enhance action to improve the delivery, effectiveness of this finance.
The Finance and Investment theme brings diverse actors together to discuss core issues for financing adaptation. It recognises the ongoing challenges in enabling the flow of finance from the provider to the organization and households at the local level. It will provide a deeper dive into a few of the critical barriers being faced including around quality, accountability and transparency, and the absolute quantity of finance being pledged and delivered. Drawing on this, there will be space to discuss some of the recent innovations and developments which may be solutions to be scaled. It will include opportunities to discuss related issues such as debt distress and climate and nature action, risk perceptions and rules for finance access, finance mechanisms and means for promoting transparency and accountability. The Resilience Hub is a space to discuss different types of climate finance and develop shared understandings of the ways risk is carried in a financing process, different ways of channeling finance (and the relationships between different actors involved throughout), and how to ensure finance is transparent and accountable both up and down the chain.
The Finance theme at the resilience hub will give participants an opportunity to share best practice, form new partnerships with individuals or organisations who can work with them to improve climate finance flows.
The three main objectives are:
- To improve understanding and awareness of how and why funding can flow to the local level, to support locally led adaptation plans and initiatives.
- To establish stronger, or if appropriate, new partnerships and momentum around issues of debt and mechanisms to reduce indebtedness
- To pave the way towards a charter or set of champions able to bring more evidence and examples of practical steps financing the local level at COP28.
InsuResilience Global Partnership
Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI)
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC)
World Resources Institute WRI
Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Action
The humanitarian consequences of climate change are already affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions of people around the world, with the world’s most marginalized and vulnerable communities impacted most severely. Climate-and weather-related disasters, like floods, landslides, storms, droughts, heatwaves and cold spells, are becoming more frequent and intense and lead to cascading social, environmental and economic impacts.
The Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction theme will: include the perspectives of affected communities and local actors, including those already affected by crises; discuss the best practices, innovation and solutions that can be scaled up to effectively reduce risks and share information; discuss ways to scale up early warning systems and anticipatory action and investment in climate risk management and resilience building; and ensure engagement of climate, humanitarian, DRR (disaster risk reduction) and development actors/ communities to reduce silos and promote coherence and coordination.
- Increased knowledge, collaboration and action
- Unblock vital processes that could enable real impact
- reflect on the humanitarian impacts of the climate crisis and the needs of most vulnerable
- include the perspectives of affected communities and local actors
- ensure engagement of climate, humanitarian, DRR and development actors/ communities to reduce silos and promote coherence.
Risk Informed Early Action Partnership (REAP)
Near East Foundation (NEF)
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Food and Agriculture
The pathway to a resilient agri-food system puts people and the environment at its center and requires inclusive and holistic approaches. It builds on multiple types of knowledge (for example, local, traditional, academic and official), meets the needs of the most vulnerable and fragile regions, and leads to improved access to finance and digital opportunities, innovation and scaling of nature-based solutions.
A failure or crisis in one domain such as global health or an armed conflict can increase risk in an unbounded number of interdependent domains such as our global climate, food and water supplies, energy and financial systems.
Resilient agri-food systems should support people to thrive within changing circumstances, adopt adaptive management approaches and use a precautionary principle to avoid unwanted consequences of development actions.
World Resources Institute WRI – with support from The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) & Adaptation Action Coalition (AAC)
Sacke for Resilience
Efficient for Access Coalition
Stockholm Security Hub – which includes:
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Stockholm Resilience Centre
Water and Natural Ecosystems
Climate change impacts largely manifest through water. It is the life-giving force on earth, but has far too often been neglected in discussions outside the water sector. Climate change and human activities have profoundly altered water cycles, affecting aquatic biodiversity, needs and demands for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), livelihoods, food production, cities and industry, and human-nature relationships. The Resilience Hub Water and Natural Ecosystems theme aims to ground water as a bedrock of societal and ecological resilience by showcasing innovative locally-led solutions, amplifying intergenerational indigenous and local voices, and matchmaking collaborations across geographies and sectors to deliver a resilient future.
Move the conversation around water and climate change from risk to resilience – demonstrating how water is a critical resource for climate action; showcase actionable, effective NBS for resilience; challenge participants to ensure that their projects put local communities at the center and are aligned with the principles of locally-led adaptation; build on existing partnership for nature and climate; and inform the next round of NDCs and NAPs
Acknowledge challenges related to dealing with complex systems – while highlighting emerging solutions on water resilience such as the joint statement on Water Resilient Food Systems.
Bring forth the transverse nature of water as a resource – through its importance in implementing all adaptation, resilience and mitigation interventions
Surface, acknowledge and amplify previously under-represented voices within the space of water and climate policy – including youth, local leaders, Southern representatives, local and indigenous communities, by mentoring and enhancing their capacities to advocate for just and regenerative water and climate solutions.
Further debates and identify forward-looking pathways for action on measuring water resilience, water justice, Nature-based solutions, etc.
Break down sectoral siloed approaches and highlight how multi-stakeholder collaborations involving private, public, civil society, and local communities can accelerate action (not just theoretically but practically)
Global Resilience Partnership/Resilience Knowledge Coalition
Water Resilience Coalition – CEO Mandate
Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
United Nations International Federation of Youth for Water and Climate (UN1FY)
Cities and Urbanization
Nearly 1 billion people – one in four urban dwellers – live in urban slums and informal settlements, making them particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change, such as droughts and floods. As the climate change pressure in those communities increases and the world’s cities become a refuge for many, building urban resilience requires understanding the responsibilities across sectors and stakeholders and the range of interdependencies among them. This is needed to deliver climate justice to the most affected, ensure urban equity by integrating diverse urban resilience indicators while strengthening local capacity, facilitating experience sharing, and securing finance for practical approaches to scale existing solutions, as currently only 9% of urban climate investments flow to climate change adaptation projects.
Slum Dwellers International (SDI)
CCFLA (Cities Finance Leadership Alliance)
Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO)
Global Green Growth Institute
Infrastructure, Energy and Mobility
Developing resilient infrastructure that integrates the changing nature of risk, and the changing needs and demands of communities across the globe calls for looking beyond the physical condition of infrastructure to consider the quality and continuity of services, life-cycle costs including long-term operations and maintenance and loss and damage, as well as end-of-service-life considerations. A future-ready, just energy transition will reflect in infrastructure that is resilient, sustainable, and people-centered; that builds systemic resilience and tackles interconnected risks; considers nature-based solutions along with hardened structures; provides equitable access to essential services and is predominantly based on clean energy sources.
Giving a voice to communities at different stages of infrastructure development, working with nature, revising standards, and adopting certifications will play a significant role in building climate adaptation and resilience in existing and new infrastructure as well as combating the exacerbated climate impacts we are already experiencing.
- Advancing partnership and discussion around how to drive demand for resilient infrastructure, especially in areas with high-climate vulnerability
- Highlight solutions related to the uptake and implementation of adaptive pathways towards resilience of infrastructure
International Coalition of Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI)
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)
Oceans and Coasts
A healthy ocean and resilient coastal communities are two sides of the same coin. Lives and livelihoods in coastal communities are dependent on a healthy ocean and thriving marine ecosystems. Coastal communities are on the frontline of climate change worldwide. Extreme weather events, sea level rise, adverse and significant ecosystem changes, pollution, overfishing, rising levels of acidity, increases in the salinity of freshwater and groundwater, all jeopardise the health of the Ocean and the people who depend on it. These systemic changes put at severe risk the social cohesion of coastal communities leading to migration and population displacement.
Ocean Risk and Resilience Alliance (ORRAA)
Lloyd’s Register Foundation
Arts, Culture, Antiquities and Heritage
Culture, from art to heritage, empowers people to imagine and realize a low-carbon, just, climate resilient future. Between technological innovation and individual choice lies the communal realm, a social world of remembering, creating, sharing, and belonging that binds people to places and to each other. Through community-centred approaches, culture-based strategies strengthen resilience by supporting social networks and diverse knowledge systems and practices and linking them to place.
Seize the opportunity presented by the ground-breaking inclusion of culture-based strategies in the new Race to Resilience (RTR), promoting the RTR and these goals as ways to mobilise culture-based resilience strategies among diverse non-state actors with a focus on vulnerable groups and communities.
Support the integration of arts, culture and heritage into the adaptations communications of state parties, to promote mainstreaming of culture into resilience planning at all levels.
Strengthen advocacy for the mobilisation of culture for climate action by helping to build a coherent and strong narrative that can directly support advocacy efforts at the global, national or local levels, with a view to convincing decision-makers and partners to include culture across their resilience policies and programmes.
Provide evidence-based results to inform policies and actions. Evidence gathered will inform policies and decisions as well as operational actions, both within the cultural sector, and across other sectors transversally.
Build a knowledge base for action, while promoting exchange and collaboration between worldwide practitioners, researchers, policymakers, vulnerable groups and communities.
Climate Heritage Network
African Heritage Network
Health and Wellbeing
Building on the conversations at COP26, this year the aim is to galvanise action across health, climate and urban actors, helping them create the space for collaboration and the locally applicable tools needed to accelerate and unlock the changes needed.
The Health and Wellbeing theme will take a systems approach and further illuminate the interconnectivity between human health and climate change both in terms of shared challenges but also shared solutions. It will focus on expanding the dialogue to a broader set of actors who may not be considered a part of the traditional health care system but that provide critical contributions into how we address health care in a world with a changing climate. We will explore the existing data available to inform health and climate resilience programs, the impacts of climate change on labor productivity, and health implications of plans and early warning systems within one effect of climate change, rising temperatures and extreme heat events.
Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance
World Health Organisation (WHO)
Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Freetown Market Shade Cover Project
Working with local vendors, Arsht-Rock has installed shading covers over three outdoor markets in Freetown, providing sustainable infrastructure that protects market women from the dangers of extreme heat.
Uncovered: The real burden of heat — How disaster risk finance saves lives
This report explores how communities can begin to use disaster risk finance to address the larger, often hidden, costs of extreme heat.
The Heat Action Platform is a place for city officials, practitioners, and financial institutions to find guidance on reducing the human and economic impacts of extreme heat at the regional or municipal level.
Categorizing and naming heat waves
Arsht Rock’s initiative to categorize and name heat waves aims to increase awareness of heat’s health risks and galvanize effective responses from citizens and governments to protect lives and livelihoods.
Supported by Arsht-Rock and Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance (EHRA), Chief Heat Officers are officials focused on delivering a unified response to extreme heat, protecting their constituents.
Hot Cities, Chilled Economies: Impacts of Extreme Heat on Global Cities
This report assesses the social and economic effects of extreme heat through the prism of twelve cities that are already enduring and addressing dramatic impacts of heat waves.
Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance
Founded and managed by Arsht-Rock, EHRA works hand-in-hand with global leaders and practitioners at every level to increase heat resilience in urban areas, focusing on vulnerable populations.
Using gaming technology to build climate resilience among individuals and communities
Arsht-Rock will use gaming technologies to educate and equip players of all ages with the right skills to protect themselves and their community from climate change—increasing their resilience.
US Climate Resilience Map: Pathways for City Solutions
A publicly available, interactive map that strives to build the resilience of people and communities across the United States through the clear identification of climate risks and social vulnerabilities and the corresponding solutions to address them.
Arsht-Rock will reach 5 million people by 2030 with its Community Resilience Pod, an immersive and interactive asset that empowers people and communities to prepare for and confront climate shocks and stressors.
Other Video Content
Arsht-Rock brings together deep expertise to mobilize innovative and replicable solutions to build resilience to extreme heat, protecting and improving the lives of millions of people.
Building human capacity for resilience to climate change
The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) builds individual and community resilience in the face of climate impacts. We are driven to action by the critical need to address the widespread and intensifying consequences of climate change and related risks — threatening our communities, natural ecosystems, economic development, and political stability. We pledge to reach one billion people around the world with resilience solutions to climate change by 2030. Learn more about our work.