Putting people and nature first in pursuit of a resilient world where we don’t just survive climate shocks and stresses, but thrive in spite of them

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Reducing climate vulnerability by building resilient housing in Honduras

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.

Enhancing small-holder farmers’ access to agricultural finance and smart data for climate adaptation in Ecuador

Race to Resilience partner Scale for Resilience is championing access to climate finance, access to information and capacity building alongside YAPU Solutions, by providing technical assistance to support farmers to increase production, reduce risks and access micro credits.

Building community resilience with Green Gray Infrastructure in Concepcion, Philippines

Our partner, Global Mangrove Alliance is working with Conservation International to use nature-based solutions along grey infrastructure to increase the resilience of 11 island villages in the Philippines.

Early warning system helps locals respond to extreme weather events in Sudan

R2R Case Study: An accessible early warning system is supporting residents of Tuti Island, Sudan, to better respond to extreme weather events.


As a partner


  • The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions engage coalitions and initiatives that meet the Race to Resilience’s ‘eligibility criteria’. Partners act as the secretariats for individual members to join and accelerate members joining the Race to Resilience.
  • How to join:
  • Apply here (pdf format for reference)
  • State your resilience goals
  • Explain why the initiative is a good candidate to be part of R2R
  • Pledge to engage actively with the campaign
  • Explain governance processes
  • Commit to take up R2R’s membership rules and criteria
  • Each application will be reviewed by three experts of the Expert Review Group (ERG) based on the eligibility criteria

As a member


  • To be part of the Race to Resilience, you need to join a Partner as a member. Together our Partners are driving a step-change in global ambition and action on resilience — mobilizing businesses, financial institutions, cities, regions, states and civil society organisations to come together to help achieve our goal of making 4 billion people more resilient to the impacts of climate change by 2030.
  • How to join:
  • Find a partner on the  Race to Resilience list and join them as a member
  • Opt into your chosen partner’s pledge and meet the following criteria to drive climate action:
  • Pledge
  • Plan
  • Proceed
  • Publish


As a businesses at COP27


  • Why should you join:
  • You have influence: Business can be an engine for sustainable development and climate change, impacting your bottom line and playing an important role in building climate resilience in their respective sectors.
  • Opportunities: Opportunities to overcome risk, embed resilience into operations and your value chain and engage with communities. The adaptation market could be worth $2 trillion per year by 2026.
  • A role for entrepreneurial solutions: Innovation can accelerate actions in disadvantaged communities.
  • Collaboration is key: Join a UN-backed campaign and have access to powerful communication material.

Express interest at COP27 


  • If you’re a business at COP27 in Sharm el Sheik and would like to hear more about how to become part of the Race, please contact miaread@climatechampions.team and we will be in touch to put you in contact with a Partner to make your specific resilience pledge through.


Pledge examples




The global transformation towards resilient development ahead of COP27



The report is a first joint progress report to reflect on the progress made across two major UN-backed global climate campaigns Race to Zero and Race to Resilience, ahead of COP27.


The Race to Resilience has three advisory bodies: Technical Secretariat (TS), Expert Review Group (ERG), Methodological Advisory Group (MAG)


An inclusive virtual and physical space to mobilise action on resilience at COP27 and beyond


Discover more about our actions and initiatives

A guide to private sector investment in coastal resilience

Nature-related risks matter to businesses due to impacts on markets, operations, supply chains, and customer base. Beyond the motivation for biosphere stewardship generally, and ocean stewardship specifically, the economic rationale for investing in coastal ecosystems is strong.

“Celebrating resilience is glossing over the deep harm and repetitive trauma these communities are experiencing”

“The opportunities for adapting, while shifting our economy to be prosperous, sustainable and equitable, are plenty – we just have to have the will and the courage to seize these opportunities” – Camille Manning Broome, President and CEO of the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) explains why a happy ending for Louisiana is possible.

“A resilient and net zero world is not possible unless the ocean and its biodiversity are protected”

We need a new generation of financial backers from institutional investors to family offices, and from banks to insurers to put capital to work in the ocean, write Chip Cunliffe and Karen Sack, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance.

Mauricio Rodas: It is in cities where the battle against climate change will be defined

Former Mayor of Quito, Mauricio Rodas explains why action to confront extreme heat is nowhere near where it needs to be.