Why we need Race to Resilience

By Climate Champions | October 31, 2022

The Race to Resilience is convening the adaptation and resilience community around a shared goal: putting people and nature at the centre, and leading on the development of a common framework to help partners and initiatives to measure progress.

This year our 36 partners, representing 1,762 members working across 139 countries, are committed to increase resilience for 2.9bn people — with an emphasis on the Global South.

Race to Resilience engages in diverse action strategies spanning all key Marrakech Partnership action areas from the Resilience Pathway. To date, our partners are engaging more with leveraging financial resources for resilience and adaptation, nature-based solutions and early warning systems/early action. They are benefiting exposed communities at different levels: individuals, companies, cities, regions and natural systems, targeting a wide variety of hazards.

The campaign is especially concerned with making sure that resilience-building interventions are reaching the people that need them the most, so our partners have a strong focus on women and girls, Indigenous communities and generally disadvantaged communities. It has also the goal of bringing together actors working on resilience metrics, to promote the RTR Framework which aims to track and monitor progress measuring the number of people with increased resilience.

Below you’ll see the context within which we are working. Explore the dashboard to discover what hazards the world faces and the regions most at risk from them.

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