HIGHLIGHTS: Success in advancing ambition on adaptation and resilience at COP26
With 154 events from 80 partners and featuring 176 participating organisations and 21 major sponsors, the first ever COP Resilience Hub brought together a community of state and non-state actors in an unprecedented collaboration. In a High-level Plenary session at the end of week 2, Nigel Topping, High level Champion for Climate Action at COP26, […]
FEATURE: Launch of new tool at COP26 for countries to integrate water resilience into national climate plans
The Water Tracker for National Climate Planning has been developed as a tool to enhance water resilience in national climate plans. Kelsey Harpham from the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) reports. This is the sixth story in the Windows on Resilience series produced by CDKN and the Resilience Knowledge Coalition for the COP26 Resilience […]
FEATURE: Scalable approaches to moving rural families beyond resilience in developing countries
Michael Carter – Director of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience – shares examples from Mali, Bangladesh, Mozambique and Tanzania where risk management tools are helping rural families not only withstand shocks, but move towards greater prosperity. This is the ninth story in the Windows on Resilience series produced by CDKN and the Resilience […]
FEATURE: Ocean action is climate action – accelerating resilience to secure a sustainable future for coastal communities
Karen Sack from the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance shares examples from around the world where locally-led action is protecting the ocean and nature, and helping communities to adapt and thrive. This is the eighth story in the Windows on Resilience series produced by CDKN and the Resilience Knowledge Coalition for the COP26 Resilience Hub – a physical […]
The story of our sponsors – Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson is delighted to be co-sponsoring the Resilience Hub this year. Glasgow will be remembered as the COP where action on adaptation and resilience really gained momentum – the world urgently needs the people, capital and risk solutions to build a Net Zero and climate resilient future. Rowan Douglas, head of Climate and […]
Feature: Unlocking youth potential in water resilience and climate action
Three young climate leaders reflect on the role of young people in enhancing water resilience and climate change adaptation. Michelle Meaclem (World Federation of Engineering Organisations/Tonkin + Taylor), Rianna Gonzales (Global Water Partnership), and Elysa Vaillancourt (International Secretariat for Water) argue that impactful water resilience and climate change adaptation depends on meaningfully supported and empowered […]
FEATURE: Building heat resilience in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Freetown, Sierra Leone, is taking the lead to grapple with extreme heat in this fast-expanding African city. This week Mayor Aki-Sawyerr will appoint a Chief Heat Officer, a city official focused on heat and protecting the well-being of city residents. Kathy Baughman McLeod reports from the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center. This is the first story […]
Africa Climate Week 2021 Builds Regional Momentum in Advance of COP26
The Africa Climate Week 2021 Virtual Thematic Sessions are under way this week with calls to action from leading voices from across the region.
Race to Resilience welcomes new Partners to global climate campaign
The Race to Resilience has today announced four new Partners have joined the global campaign, building momentum ahead of COP26 for a raise in ambition from state and non-state actors on climate resilience.
#BuildingToCOP26 Coalition accelerates climate action
The Building to COP26 Coalition has released its plans for #BuildingToCOP26 – ahead of Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26.