Cities Race to Resilience

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | August 4, 2021

Initiative overview: The Cities Race to Resilience focuses on driving cities to join and pledge their commitment to the global fight against climate change. C40 Cities, CDP, GCoM, ICLEI, Resilient Cities Network, UCLG, WWF and the WRI have all come together to mobilize an unprecedented coalition of cities committed to prioritizing resilience and implementing inclusive and resilient climate action ahead of and beyond the COP26 in Glasgow.

Benefits: The Cities Race to Resilience offers cities: formal recognition by the Climate Action Champions; leadership and visibility through the showcasing of ambition and actions of participating cities; access to resources and support such as vulnerability assessment methodologies, and step-by-step guides to city resilience.

Geographies: All

Suitable for: Cities, sub-national governments.

How to join: Cities are eligible to join this initiative by pledging to integrate climate change adaptation and resilience in all aspects of urban planning, undertake a community-wide vulnerability assessment and immediately take action relating to buildings, energy, food systems, waste, water, nature-based solutions, urban-rural linkages, digitalisation, social equity or governance and community engagement. No fees apply. A Cities Race to Resilience Briefing, FAQ document and Step-by-Step Guide are available, and the full application form can be found here.

Interesting in joining? Please click here.


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