Putting the support and empowerment of women, civil society, youth, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and the most vulnerable and marginalized communities at the heart of the Race to Resilience is critical to ensuring a just and effective global climate action, says Hajrah Waqas, Climate Champions’ Resilience Youth Fellow.
Report identifies 8 immediate actions required to drive Adaptation & Resilience for land transport infrastructure to protect communities and economies
The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) joined forces this year to assess current efforts, and to develop a framework for collaborative action, on adaptation and resilience for land-based infrastructure.
The ROOH campaign, as detailed in its latest book, addresses the challenges faced by poor communities against a backdrop of outdated urban development planning and increasing displacements due to climate-related and social disturbances.
Business action for Adaptation and Resilience: Bridging gaps to deliver the Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda
At COP28, business communities will explore opportunities to accelerate adaptation action which will inform a Discussion Paper, set to launch after COP28.
Discover how cities part of Race to Resilience partner initiative, Cities Race to Resilience, are taking action across seven core areas.
Race to Resilience second progress report: Action underway boosting the resilience of 1.87 billion people
As a testament to the world’s collective effort to address the stark reality of climate change, the second progress report of the Race to Resilience campaign was launched today at COP28.
Today, at COP28, the Sharm El Sheikh Action Agenda’s (SAA) first implementation report was unveiled with an emphasis on the intrinsic link between health and climate.
Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda reveals progress by state and non-state actors on adaptation and resilience across key systems
The SAA’s first Implementation Report, launched today at COP28, reveals positive signals of progress across key systems. Combined, they underscore a collective resolve to ramp implementation of adaptation solutions, enhance planning to mitigate climate risks, and close the adaptation finance gap.
Hajrah Waqas, Climate Champions’ Resilience Youth Fellow discusses the importance of nature restoration in climate action.
Over 150 Non-State Actors sign Call to Action calling for transformation of food systems for people, nature and climate
As world leaders assemble at COP28, a broad coalition of farmers and other frontline food systems actors, businesses, cities, consumers, civil society, philanthropies and others have issued a compelling and ambitious Non-State Actors Call to Action.
Discover how Freetown’s Market Cover Shade Project is using sustainable and innovative methods to protect women traders from extreme heat, enhancing their safety and economic opportunities.
Discover how the Extreme Heat Protection Initiative is revolutionizing safety for women in India’s informal economy, balancing health and income in the face of rising temperatures.
Discover how the Women in Resilience Finance program is transforming the financial sector, fostering female leadership and promoting climate resilience in marginalized communities.”
David Howlett, Climate Champions’ Senior Advisor, pays tribute to his friend and colleague Professor Saleemul Huq, Ambassador for the High-Level Champions and towering figure in the field of climate justice.
In the heart of India, where climate impacts are already felt by millions of people, an innovative fund is setting a new standard in landscape restoration by financially empowering local people and organizations to revive the country’s diverse and vital ecosystems.
Global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C are failing across the board, with recent progress made on every indicator — except electric passenger car sales — lagging significantly behind the pace and scale that is necessary to address the climate crisis, according to the State of Climate Action 2023 report. Published under Systems Change Lab, the report […]
In the Xe Pian region of Laos, a collaborative effort between Race to Resilience partner, the Global EverGreening Alliance, WWF, and the Arbor Day Foundation is underway to address the urgent issue of deforestation and its impact on local communities and biodiversity.
The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions (HLCs) have collaborated with Non-State Actors – from farmers and fishers to businesses, cities, civil society, consumers and all those engaged in food systems – to develop a Non-State Actors Call to Action for Transforming Food Systems for People, Nature, and Climate.
Jordan is one of the world’s most water-scarce countries. Find out why investment is needed for the Aqaba Amman Water Desalination and Conveyance Project which will provide water for eight million people and run on renewable energy.