Building a Resilient Future

September 22, 2019, 8:30-18:00

The New School, New York, USA

Join the resilience movement ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit for an event that sets out ambitious and transformative actions needed to build resilience. Convened by the Global Resilience Partnership the day is being organized by a range of public and private organizations. The RMEL CoP is collaborating on Session 6: Resilience Programming and Capacity Building.

About Building a Resilient Future

The purpose of the day is to reinforce the focus on resilience, and the commitments expected to be made, at the Climate Action Summit. It will feature innovative, interactive and participatory sessions for participants to share the actions and commitments they are undertaking to achieve a transformative and resilient future. Participants will be able to learn from each other about what they are doing, and how to embed resilience into actions to address climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Day has four objectives:

  1. To provide the opportunity for all stakeholders to commit to actions and initiatives to build a resilient future, and to explore how, by breaking out of institutional and sector silos, these can be greater than the sum of their parts.

  2. To highlight actions that grassroots organizations are taking, and how these organizations, and in particular women, can be part of decision-making to take these actions to scale especially in the Least Developed Countries.

  3. To set out how the latest knowledge and understanding on resilience can be used to build and invest in adaptive, resilient and transformative communities and economies.

  4. To provide a highly interactive space to explore and identify new strategies, collaborations and partnerships to advance and track the implementation of the actions and initiatives announced on the day.


A full concept note of the day is available here.

About the UN Climate Action Summit

The Summit will bring together governments, the private sector, civil society, local authorities and other international organizations to develop ambitious solutions in six areas: a global transition to renewable energy; sustainable and resilient infrastructures and cities; sustainable agriculture and management of forests and oceans; resilience and adaptation to climate impacts; and alignment of public and private finance with a net zero economy.

Business is on our side. Accelerated climate solutions can strengthen our economies and create jobs, while bringing cleaner air, preserving natural habitats and biodiversity, and protecting our environment.

New technologies and engineering solutions are already delivering energy at a lower cost than the fossil-fuel driven economy. Solar and onshore wind are now the cheapest sources of new bulk power in virtually all major economies. But we must set radical change in motion.

This means ending subsidies for fossil fuels and high-emitting agriculture and shifting towards renewable energy, electric vehicles and climate-smart practices. It means carbon pricing that reflects the true cost of emissions, from climate risk to the health hazards of air pollution. And it means accelerating the closure of coal plants and halting the construction of new ones and replacing jobs with healthier alternatives so that the transformation is just, inclusive and profitable.


If you’re interested in attending register here.

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