Race to Resilience partner, ORRAA is working with Tanzanian NGO AquaFarms Organization (AFO) to enhance the resilience of coastal communities around Dar-es-Salaam, by establishing new sustainable sources of income from the rehabilitation of mangrove forests.
Clean cooking remains the most underfunded health and environmental challenge in the world. The Clean Cooking Breakthrough will be a critical mechanism to scale ambition and action globally.
Marine Protected Areas: Restoring, preserving, and protecting the integrity and resilience of our ocean for future generations
There is an urgent need to incorporate climate into site management of Marine Protected Areas to help restore, preserve, and protect the integrity and resilience of our ocean for future generations, argues Kristina Rodriguez, Yale School of the Environment.
Lusaka, Zambia: The African city championing climate resilience through solid waste management (SWM)
Under Cities Race to Resilience, the City of Lusaka has committed to various actions to build resilience in the city.
A new initiative launched at COP26 is already enhancing the livelihoods of farming families and restoring degraded agricultural land across six countries – Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
We remain deeply committed to continuing to mobilise highest ambition non-State action. In 2023, we need to move quickly from the groundswell of voluntary momentum into the ground rules that can reshape the global economy for a more just and resilient future that delivers for the most vulnerable.
COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion, Nigel Topping in his closing speech reflects on his three years in the role, and the collective task before all of society.
COP27 High-Level Champion for Climate Action, Mahmoud Mohieldin’s speech at the closing event, COP27 Action Agenda: Progress & Priorities, which wrapped-up a two week programme of over 50 events.
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.
We need to turn away from dramatic headlines about the number of people on the planet and instead focus on the actual issue driving the continued rise of humans on Earth—a lack of rights, for women and girls in particular, says Kristen P. Patterson, Director, Drawdown Lift, Project Drawdown.
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.
Dr. Agnes Kalibata: To reverse runaway climate change and build resilient societies we need to transform food systems
Climate Champions’ Global Ambassador, Dr. Agnes Kalibata is President of AGRA, an African led and Africa based institution that puts smallholder farmers at the centre of the continent’s growing economy. In this interview, Dr Kalibata discusses why urgently transforming our food systems is not only critical for our environment and the climate, but for the economy – creating opportunities for urgent growth in a time of compounded crises.
Accelerating the pace and scale of the resilience transition for the maritime sector will require a consolidated action agenda. This is the objective of the Maritime Resilience Breakthroughs, launched at COP27
All actors and initiatives play their part in shipping’s transition and collectively come together to achieve a common goal to decarbonize shipping in line with the 1.5°C trajectory of the Paris Agreement. Read our joint statement.
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.
Building a maritime sector that thrives in a world of mounting climate and geopolitical shocks and stresses
CEO of Resilience Rising, Seth Schultz explains why and how the maritime sector is putting resilience on an equal footing with mitigation.