Acknowledging the members of the Cities Race to Resilience for their leadership and commitment

By High-Level Climate Action Champions for COP26 and COP27, Nigel Topping & Mahmoud Mohieldin | November 10, 2022

The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions in 2021 launched Cities Race to Resilience, with the aim of transforming cities so that both people and nature don’t just survive climate shocks and stresses, but thrive in spite of them. 

The initiative allows cities themselves to join the Race to Resilience, and be formally recognized for their locally-led adaptation and resilience building actions.

New signatories are joining the Race to Resilience daily. Our city and subnational government signatories have more than doubled since COP26, from 30 signatories at COP26 in 2021 after the launch, to over 70 at COP27, with more cities and subnational governments pledging to join the global campaign every day. This list is therefore not exhaustive. It acknowledges all signatories who joined the initiative up until COP27.

In this letter we thank all participating cities for their commitment and leadership to increase resilience in their communities. 

The letter includes a list of cities that have officially pledged their commitment to integrate climate change adaptation and resilience in all aspects of urban planning, some of whom have made their adaptation actions publicly available by reporting to the CDP-ICLEI Track.



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The Sharm el Sheikh Adaptation Agenda: Catalysing collaborative action towards a resilient future

Resilience experts and members of Race to Resilience’s MAG advisory group, Anand Patwardhan, Emilie Beauchamp, Ana Maria Lobo-Guerrero, and Paulina Aldunce, underline the transformative impact of the Sharm El Sheikh Adaptation Agenda in driving collaboration and fast-tracking action to bridge the adaptation gap and support the world’s most vulnerable communities.