Rethinking how to share, occupy and run the spaces we inhabit, chief sustainability officer at Johnson Controls, Katie McGinty, walks us through smart, efficient and eco-friendly ways to decarbonize buildings.
Race to Resilience partner, Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance (EHRA), is aiming to support 500 million people worldwide with heat-related resilience solutions by 2030. One of the cities that have joined this effort is Athens, Greece.
UN Climate Change High-Level Champions: Contribution of the ‘All of Society’ Global Climate Action Agenda at COP27
The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions have taken stock of the contribution of non-State actors at COP27 with their closing event – COP27 Action Agenda: Progress & Priorities – wrapping-up a two week programme of over 50 events.
Today at COP27 a joint effort under the framework of the Cool Coalition is launched, seeking to help cities unleash the cooling power of nature and catalyze NbS implementation.
A new campaign that aims to improve by 2050 the lives of 2 billion climate vulnerable people living in informal settlements will be launched at COP27 today.
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.
Introducing the African Cities Water Adaptation Fund (ACWA Fund), a new Africa-focused blended finance instrument that will support city leaders to fund and scale high-impact water resilience solutions across Africa.
Abiola Durodola, an Urban Planner and Team Lead of AdvoKC Foundation, explains the impacts of increasing urbanization and climate change on Nigeria.
These are the adaptation actions required to protect vulnerable communities from worsening climate impacts
Recognising the systems-level transformations required to respond to local climate contexts, needs and risks, the Climate Champions team have co-created technical reports that detail the adaptation actions required to protect vulnerable communities to rising climate hazards.
The Sharm-El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda – a comprehensive, shared agenda to rally global action around 30 adaptation outcomes that are needed to address the adaptation gap and achieve a resilient world by 2030 – is launched at COP27.
Transforming cities so that both people and nature cannot just survive climate shocks and stresses, but thrive in spite of them, is at the heart of the Cities Race to Resilience initiative. Find out more.
Race to Resilience partner Build Change and the Honduran Red Cross came together to develop an ambitious pilot for structural reinforcement and expansion of the houses affected by Hurricanes Eta and Iota in the Sula Valley of Honduras.
A new Blue-Tinted White Paper, Investment Protocol: Unlocking Financial Flows for Coastal Cities Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building aims to highlight the specific needs of coastal cities and inform investment decisions.
As the third Regional Finance Forum concludes in Santiago, Chile, Robert Muggah and Mac Margolis from Brazil-based think tank, Igarapé InstituteCities examine how citie across the global south are overheating and facing stark impacts from climate change, especially in the second most urbanized region in the world, Latin America.
What does a regional adaptation plan could look like? The case of water management and sustainable agriculture in Thailand
With the second Regional Finance Forum taking place in Bangkok today, multinational insurance company and Race to Zero member Axa examines why adaptation finance is so important for Thailand.