Race to Resilience

Surf’s up, risks down: How a bold insurance plan could preserve surfing hotspots amid climate threats

Rising sea levels, more frequent storm surges, and coastal erosion are jeopardizing the intricate ocean floor features that create perfect waves, threatening both the sport and the economies it supports. In response, a partner to Race to Resilience partner initiative ORRAA, Save The Waves is pioneering an innovative insurance model in El Salvador, aimed at protecting these precious surf ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.

Oceans

A community’s fight for resilience: Saving Sri Lanka’s vulnerable marine ecosystems

As part of a new series to support the Ocean Breakthroughs, the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions and the Edges of Earth expedition explore how a community is adapting to and combating the impacts of climate change in the capital of Sri Lanka. The Edges of Earth team had the opportunity to spend two weeks living alongside Hafsa Jamel (pictured), learning about their work supporting local nature-based solutions that aim to mitigate climate challenges in their home country.

Race to Resilience

Revitalizing landscapes damaged by intensive agriculture in Brazil’s Paraná State

Race to Resilience partner Initiative 20×20 is working with MIROVA and the SLB Group in Brazil to restore degraded land caused by intensive agriculture in Paraná. This project seeks to rejuvenate 1,400 hectares previously used for intensive farming practices by implementing innovative forestry methods that promise greater biodiversity and environmental sustainability.

Water

Salt resistant crops and the race to secure the resilience of smallholder farmers in Egypt’s Nile Delta

For Egypt’s Nile Delta, a critical area for the country’s agriculture and home to a quarter of its population the impacts of climate change are looming large, posing significant threats to farming, livelihoods and even the national economy. A rise in sea level, as a result of global warming, increases the risk of saltwater intrusion, […]

Race to Resilience

INTERVIEW: Sheela Patel on transforming the urban poor from invisible and informal to recognized and resilient

Climate Champions’ Global Ambassador Sheela Patel outlines her vision for the Roof Over Our Heads campaign designed to help women leaders from informal settlements to advance resilient, low carbon and affordable homes and solutions for their urban communities thereby advancing the overall climate resilience of their cities.

Nature-Based Solutions

Celebrating women’s leadership in climate action on International Women’s Day

Stephanie Holthaus, lead of The Nature Conservancy’s Women in Climate (WIC) initiative, discusses the indispensable role women play in climate action. How do you see women’s unique perspectives and skills contributing to more effective climate action and conservation efforts?  Women challenge existing power structures and traditional notions of what climate action entails. Crucially, women take […]