Working together to put resilience front and centre at COP28

15 August, 2023

The Managing Partners of the Resilience Hub and the UN-backed Race to Resilience are delighted to announce the Resilience Hub is returning to the annual Conference of Parties (COP) for its third year. 

Since 2021, the Resilience Hub has brought together global representatives from civil society, the private sector, academia, and government to collaborate and scale up action towards a shared goal of making communities and ecosystems around the world safer, healthier and more just.

This year’s Hub will feature a diverse program – available online and in-person – that places resilience front and center on the climate action agenda for COP28, delivering on the mission of the partners to accelerate knowledge, action on and investment in climate resilience. 

Through the partnership with the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, the Resilience Hub pavilion will continue to serve as the home of the Race to Resilience campaign at COP28, mobilizing non-state actors to increase the resilience of 4 billion people by 2030. The Race to Resilience currently counts 36 partners with over 2,000 members, and 82 cities as part of Cities Race to Resilience, taking resilience action across 173 countries. 

The Resilience Hub will provide both virtual and in-person attendees with the opportunity to participate in multiple engaging sessions across nine themes, as well as share ideas and connect with other attendees on a new digital platform and mobile app. 

An inclusive program to catalyse collaboration

Each year the Resilience Hub programme is inclusively built by expert theme leads including grassroots climate resilience leaders, Race to Resilience Partners and international organisations.

In the run up to COP28, a series of Regional Resilience Hubs will take place, to ensure regional and under-represented perspectives and solutions are elevated and heard by the network of the Resilience Hub and the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions. 

The Regional Hubs act as a stage where regional actions, solutions and priorities are heard, capturing valuable insights from the most affected people and areas.

The Regional Hubs taking place in 2023 will be held in:  

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Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt, COP27

“Building adaptation and resilience is an important line of defence towards tackling the climate crisis. This year is particularly important as we are operationalizing the Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda that outlines 30 outcomes to foster adaptation and resilience across five critical impact systems; food, water, oceans, human settlements and infrastructure. The Resilience Hub is an important partner of our Race to Resilience campaign and I’m looking forward to working with them at COP28.”

Razan Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion of the United Arab Emirates, COP28

“The Resilience Hub is a fantastic space at COP28 where civil society and specifically women, youth, local and indigenous communities can showcase their solutions for a climate healthy and adaptive world. I’m looking forward to showcasing the achievements and promises of the Race to Resilience at COP28 in partnership with the Hub.”

The Resilience Hub is led by a diverse set of partners from different regions and sectors. This year’s Managing Partners are: Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Fundacion Avina, Global Resilience Partnership, International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Resilience Rising, Slum Dwellers International and SouthSouthNorth. The Hub is supported by organisations from the private and public sector and philanthropy.

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